Equipment Operator - Land Clearing

Metzler Forest Products, LLC

26 Timber Lane

Reedsville, PA 17084



This position involves operating forestry equipment, such as: excavators, mobile horizontal wood grinder, skidder, dozers, forestry mower, wheel and track loader, and a chainsaw. Employees will be based out of our Reedsville, PA office but will work on project sites in the mid-Atlantic region.

• Set up and inspect equipment prior to operation.

• Efficiently operate equipment to remove vegetation (trees and shrubs) in compliance with Metzler Forest Products, LLC standards, safety policies, and procedures while maintaining a clean work environment.

• Move levers, depress foot pedals, and turn dials to operate power machinery such as power shovels, stripping shovels, scraper loaders or backhoes.

• Receive written or oral instructions regarding material movement or excavation.

• Become familiar with digging plans, machine capabilities and limitations and with efficient and safe digging procedures in any given application.

• Observe hand signals and other markings when operating machines so that work can be performed to specifications.

• Equipment Maintenance – performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

• Operation and Control – controlling operations of equipment or systems.

• Operation Monitoring – watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

• Equipment Selection – determining the kinds of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

• Repairing – repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

• Troubleshooting – determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it

• Ensures company equipment is maintained and in good running condition by greasing and checking/ replacing fluids

• Other duties as assigned


Based on Experience

Main Contact

Donna Renninger-Duck