Mechanized Logging Operations

This program was created by three Maine Community Colleges in partnership with the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine. The logging industry has many unfilled positions for qualified operators who are skilled in modern equipment. This program is designed to get you started in a career as an equipment operator. We will teach you what it takes to be a well-trained equipment operator as part of a safe, production-oriented harvesting team.

This training will give you a broad overview of the most common mechanical systems found in modern timber harvesting equipment and an understanding of the variables of timber growth, tree species, market flux and a strong emphasis on safety. Courses will be hands-on in a forest environment, operating the most current equipment in the industry, with dynamic classroom learning to help you become a professional in the logging industry.

Program Start Date
June 19, 2017
12-week program

For More Information
Leah Buck, Assistant Dean of Continuing Education at 207-768-2768

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The application process is complete for Mechanized Logging Operations when the following are received:

  • Completed application form
  • Applicable high school transcripts or HiSET/GED diploma
  • Immunization record verifying vaccination (or titer results indicating immunity) for MMR as well as Diphtheria/Tetanus vaccination administered within the past 10 years

 Further screening of suitable applicants will also include:

  • Personal interview with selection committee
  • Review of applicant’s driving record
  • Criminal background review
  • Pre-entrance controlled substance testing (results must be negative)
  • Physical agility screening

*Driving record will be reviewed in order to meet eligibility requirements, as specified by employers. NOTE: Students will be required to provide their own personal protective clothing (e.g. steel-toe shoes, gloves, coveralls). Other industry-specific protective gear will be provided during the training.