Fallers:

Use axes or chainsaws to fell trees using knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage.

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Indiana Average Salary $33,470.00
Average Time to Fill 55 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 144
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Professionalism
Decision-making
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Cut brush for removal or trimming
Cut trees or logs
Load agricultural or forestry products for shipment
Handle logs using log handling tools
Traverse difficult terrains
Move heavy objects in agricultural, farming, or forestry settings
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products
Fell trees for timber or land clearing
Stack containers, materials, or products
Scale trees as work requires

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Identify characteristics of cloth, fabric, paper or pulp
Identify diseased, weak, or undesirable trees or plants
Identify tree or plant species
Mark agricultural or forestry products for identification
Identify characteristics of plants, crops, and tree species


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

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