A combination of practical work and management tasks
On site, they are the team leaders being responsible for the planning and carrying out of projects and contracts, such as wood harvesting, forest management and construction projects.
Depending on the company, they act as deputy to the operations manager and take over the training of apprentices.
On the work site with their team, they supervise the professional and safe handling of tools and machines.
Forestry foremen work for municipal and cantonal forest businesses as well as for private companies. The profession and work in forestry have changed a lot since 1990. As a result of this and depending on the nature of the forestry business, the everyday work situation can vary widely. Regardless of that, a trend has become clear: central duties in the fields of organization, planning and leadership have become increasingly important.