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Mobile farm and forestry plant operators

Mobile farm and forestry plant operators drive, tend, operate and monitor one or more types of special- purpose motorised, mobile machinery or equipment used in agricultural, horticultural and forestry operations.

Job Definition

(a) driving and tending tractor-drawn or self-propelled special-purpose farm machinery to plough land and sow, fertilize, cultivate and harvest crops
(b) driving and tending tractor-drawn or self-propelled special-purpose forestry machinery to clear land, plant, harvest and carry trees and timber or perform other forestry operations
(c) preparing and positioning plant for operation
(d) adjusting speed, height and depth of implements
(e) operating plant to hold, lift and cut trees
(f) operating attachments to lift, swing, release and sort trees and logs, and operating chipping machines and log splitting machines
(g) feeding felled trees into processors to strip limbs and cut into logs and loading logs onto stockpiles and into trucks
(h) servicing machinery and performing minor repairs

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