Profession forestry machinery technician

Forestry machinery technicians maintain and transport forestry machinery. As part of the maintenance of forestry machinery, they make use of specialised software and data recording systems and instruments.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Mechanical components of vehicles

    Know the mechanical components used in vehicles and identify and resolve potential malfunctions.

  • Industrial software

    The selection of software that aids in estimating, managing and scheduling industrial processes such as design, work flow and production improvement.

Skills

  • Maintain forestry equipment

    Check forestry equipment to make sure that it is in working order.

  • Manoeuvre heavy trucks

    Drive, manoeuvre and park tractors, trailers and lorries on roads, around tight corners, and in parking spaces.

  • Operate soldering equipment

    Use soldering equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel, such as a soldering gun, soldering torch, gas-powered iron, and others.

  • Maintain mechanical equipment

    Observe and listen to machinery operation to detect malfunction. Service, repair, adjust, and test machines, parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical principles. Maintain and repair vehicles meant for cargo, passengers, farming and landscaping.

  • Repair ICT devices

    Maintain and repair ICT related equipment such as laptops, desktops, tablets, mobile devices, communications equipment, printers and any piece of computer related peripheral. Detect faults, malfunctions and replace parts if necessary.

  • Report to the team leader

    Keep the team leader informed on current and emerging issues.

  • Operate forestry machinery

    Operate machinery on and off road for harvesting, forwarding and transportation of wood.

  • Debug software

    Repair computer code by analysing testing results, locating the defects causing the software to output an incorrect or unexpected result and remove these faults.

  • Drive timber machine

    Drive and manoeuver the machine to the timber in a safe and effective way within site restraints.

  • Operate welding equipment

    Use welding equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel; wear protective eyewear during the working process.

  • Repair equipment on site

    Identify malfunctions and repair or replace multi-media, audio-visual and computer systems, hardware and equipment on site.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Solve ICT system problems

    Identify potential component malfunctions. Monitor, document and communicate about incidents. Deploy appropriate resources with minimal outage and deploy appropriate diagnostic tools.

  • Use welding equipment

    Operate welding equipment in a safe manner; use welding techniques such as shielded metal arc welding or flux-cored arc welding.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Use power tools

    Operate power driven pumps. Use hand tools or power tools. Use vehicle repair tools or safety equipment.

  • Analyse ICT system

    Study the activity and performance of information systems in order to model their usage and weaknesses, specify purpose, architecture and services and discover operations and procedures for accomplishing them most efficiently.

Optional knowledge and skills

report pollution incidents pay attention to safety while performing forestry operations provide first aid carry out forestry related measurements carry out work related calculations in agriculture maintain edged hand tools forestry regulations manage time in forestry work in a forestry team