Reports To:Trails Manager
Participate in the construction and maintenance of ski trails during the summer by felling, limbing and bucking hazard trees. Operate heavy equipment, chainsaw, brush saw and logging equipment as required.
Cut down trees which have been marked for removal.
Limb and cut felled trees to log length, stump and deck.
Lead swampers in the moving and piling of bucked and limbed trees in preparation for burn.
Skid felled trees to a designated point from trail.
Cut and pile slash in preparation for burn.
Operate heavy equipment for the purposes of moving felled trees, logs, stumps and slash.
Check all safety equipment daily for proper function.
Use all safety equipment and procedures at all times. Be aware of the safety of self and others working around machines at all times.
Report any existing or potential safety hazard to supervisor immediately.
Perform preventative maintenance on machinery and attachments, as outlined in the manufactures operational manual.
Operate machinery in a safe and careful manner to avoid damage to the machines and to protect corporate property, the forest land, wildlife habitat and natural resources.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Intermediate to advanced knowledge and skill at safely felling trees. Preferably with ability to fell large trees and/or trees that are more difficult in nature to fell, including trees on steep slopes, trees near buildings or lifts, and trees that are leaning.
Special Certifications/Licensing: Valid Colorado Driver’s License. USFS certification as an A, B, or C sawyer is highly preferred.
Education or Formal Training: USFS S-212 course or equivalent.
Experience: A minimum of 2 seasons of verifiable work experience felling trees in professions including wild-land firefighting, trail building/maintenance, logging, or other related profession.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:
Bulldozer, skidder, back hoe, brush saw, chainsaw, hand tools, gasoline, oil, lubricants and simple office equipment.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
99% of the work day is spent outdoors in a mountain forest environment, in changing weather conditions including but not limited to: extreme cold and heat, wind, snow, rain, thunder and lightening storms. 30% of the work day is spent standing and 60% is spent walking on uneven terrain. 10% of the workday is spent sitting.
Frequently balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, handling, talking and listening, using near and far acuity, depth perception, color and field of vision. Occasionally climbing, crawling, fingering, feeling, and smelling. Frequently lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling objects weighing up to 100 pounds.
Noise levels reach up to 100 decibels for 90% of the work day. Frequent exposure to vibration, fumes and dusts in the atmosphere. Occasional exposure to odors, mists, gases and poor ventilation. Potential hazards include mechanical, radiant energy, electrical, high exposed worksite, burns and explosives.