Chokersetter (Forestry, Logging & Mill Operations)

Full Time

  Green Diamond Resource Company

  Shelton, Washington, United States

POSITION PURPOSE

The Chokersetter works on the company’s cable logging crew.  The primary duties are setting chokers and communicating log and grapple position depending on type of logging system used.  Other duties are assisting in equipment setup and placement and as assigned.  Good communication skills and work ethic are a must.  This is a full-time position and is based out of our Camp 1 facility located about 10 miles west of Shelton, WA.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (other duties may be assigned)

  • Assist yarder operator by communicating log and grapple position.
  • Assist in Yarder setup; including notching stumps.
  • Splice and string lines on the yarder.
  • Understand and use “whistle” sequences for extracting logs.
  • Follow HCP and FPA rules and regulations.
  • Operate and perform routine maintenance on a chainsaw.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Experience working with or around logging operations, preferred.
  • Some knowledge of state and federal safety and environmental regulations, preferred.
  • Experience operating a chainsaw.
  • Able to work flexible hours.
  • Effective and professional relationships with co-workers within immediate work group, outside the immediate department, and with contacts outside the company.
  • Effective and productive communication skills, approachable and open to discussion.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner and treats others with respect at all times.  Does not tolerate discrimination based on race, gender, religion, ethnic background, or national origin.
  • Shares knowledge with others; participates in mentoring.
  • Reliably follows through with job assignments.
  • Learns, applies and retains new methods and information.
  • Maintain punctual and regular attendance.
  • Exhibits a “can do” attitude with a positive approach to challenges.
  • Leads by example and exemplifies the Green Diamond Core Values in actions and behaviors.
  • Be adaptable, tolerant of ambiguities, and open to change.
  • Solutions-oriented team player. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • This position is located in Shelton, WA.
  • Works primarily (90%+) of the time in the field under varying topography and climatic extremes.Ability to orient, climb, and traverse steep rugged, densely vegetated terrain on a consistent basis in in sometimes harsh weather conditions for long periods of time.
  • Must have the ability to see distance and detail with accuracy.
  • Must have ability to work independently and without immediate supervision in remote areas.
  • Works in conditions that may expose employee wildlife encounters, poison oak and/or insect bites.
  • Mandatory travel to remote company locations.
  • Ability to attend training and company functions.
  • Must maintain punctual and regular attendance.
  • Requires the use of standard safety equipment in regulation with Green Diamond.
  • This position may be exposed to pesticides.
  • This position is a Physical and Mental Requirement Classification 8.
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