On a daily basis, Fallers Stop saw engines, pull cutting bars from cuts, and run to safety as tree falls. They Appraise trees for certain characteristics, such as twist, rot, and heavy limb growth, and gauge amount and direction of lean, to determine how to control the direction of a tree’s fall with the least damage.
1 of the main responsibilities as A Faller is to Saw back-cuts, leaving sufficient sound wood to control direction of fall.
Some may also Clear brush from work areas and escape routes, and cut saplings and other trees from direction of falls, using axes, chainsaws, or bulldozers.
In a normal work day, another thing that Fallers do is they Measure felled trees and cut them into specified log lengths, using chain saws and axes.
In addition to that, they Assess logs after cutting to ensure that the quality and length are correct..
A typical day for A Faller look like this:
Cut trees or logs.
Operate forestry equipment.
Evaluate quality of plants or crops.
Cut trees or logs.
We asked some Fallers a few questions to find out what else does their work day look like. Here is what we found.
Do you have telephone conversations everyday in this job?
0% said yes
Do you have to use email everyday in this job?
3% said yes
How important is it to work in a team in this job?
16% said very important
Do you have group discussions everyday in this job?
29% said yes
Do you have to meet strict deadlines everyday in this job?
26% said yes
Do you talk or work with customers everyday in this job?
7% said yes
Do you have to deal with angry customers everyday in this job?
0% said yes
Do you have to make decisions everyday in this job?
68% said yes
Besides the “typical day” things that Fallers do, they Tag unsafe trees with high-visibility ribbons.
A typical week or month for them might include:
Mark agricultural or forestry products for identification.
Less than 40 hours per week
Irregular (Changes with weather conditions, production demands or contract duration)
In a typical work week as A Faller, you can expect to work Less than 40 hours per week.
Do Fallers work in an office-style work environment?
Once a week
Once a month
Once a year
Do Fallers work in a warehouse-style work environment?
You will like this career if you are someone who likes work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They like working with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the careers require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
You also like following set procedures and routines. They like working with data and details more than with ideas.
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