Sorting Grapple Operator

Operate mobile cranes to sort and stack logs in sorting yard.

What does a Sorting Grapple Operator do?

Operates mobile crane equipped with heel-boom and hydraulic grapples to sort and stack logs in sorting yard according to species, grade, size, and designated use markings on log: Starts crane engine and moves levers and pedals to move and position machine boom and grapple to pick up individual logs. Moves levers to grasp log with grapples, force log against heel of boom, raise log to horizontal position, and rotate boom to position log on specified pile.