Loader Operator (Forestry, Logging & Mill Operations)

Full Time

  Green Diamond Resource Company

  Shelton, Washington, United States


The Loader Operator works with the logging department to load logs on trucks for transport and, at times, shovel log.  Good communication skills and work ethic are a must.  This is a full-time, multiple-shift 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)

  • Operate log loader and chainsaw.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of current log specifications for specie and grade.
  • May measure and buck logs to desired lengths, as needed.
  • Follow HCP and FPA rules and regulations.
  • Understand the working functions of a machine and check all fluid levels and perform some daily maintenance.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Prior experience shovel logging and/or loading.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Valid WA drivers’ license.
  • Establish effective and professional relationships with co-workers.
  • Effective and productive communication skills; speaks well, communicates ideas clearly.  Is approachable and open to discussion.
  • Conduct self in a professional manner at all times.  Treat others with respect at all times.  Does not tolerate discrimination based on race, gender, religion, ethnic background, or national origin.  Share knowledge with others; participates in mentoring.
  • Respond to unexpected challenges successfully without losing track of daily responsibilities.  Prioritizes workload in order of importance.  Reliably follows through with job assignments.
  • Learn, apply and retain new methods and information.  Creative in solving problems. 


  • Maintain punctual and regular attendance.
  • Exhibit a “can do” attitude with a positive approach to challenges.
  • Leads by example and exemplifies the Green Diamond Core Values in actions and behaviors.
  • Work with integrity, trust, and commitment.


  • 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, and/or densely vegetated terrain on a consistent basis 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 to wildlife encounters, poison oak and/or insect bites.
  • Mandatory travel to remote company locations.
  • Attend training and company functions.
  • Requires the use of standard safety equipment in accordance with state law and Green Diamond’s policies.
  • This position may be exposed to pesticides.
  • This position is a Physical and Mental Requirement Classification 8.