Wood Chopper, Log Cutter

Minimum ? No entry barrier

Not required

The tasks a Wood Cutter is expected to perform include:

Cutting fallen trees into logs of required size

Trimming branches of fallen trees using axe and handsaw

Cutting branches into beams, billets or logs of required size

Separating usable timber from fuel-wood

Splitting fuel-wood in small sizes

Measuring the pieces to verify conformance

Operating various machines for cutting, moving and splitting wooden logs

Stacking wood in rick or cord lots

Loading wood in truck, if required

Skilled in operating tools for cutting trees

Basic knowledge of geometry principles

Familiar with the requirement of log size and shape for different purposes

Ability to measure log sizes with measuring tapes and other instruments

Ability to differentiate different types of wood

Proficient in separating fire wood from the usable timber

Ability to assist in loading activities

Knowledge of stacking wood in a way they can be transported efficiently


Will be updated

Physically fit and strong

Hardworking and persistent


Ability to work independently

Manual dexterity

It is a field job

Work from home is not applicable for this profile

May supervise a team of other wood cutters

Part-time and contractual jobs maybe available.

Local travelling is part of the job

Working hours

Working is 9 hours everyday for 6 days a week

Shift system is not involved in this job

Overtime maybe required

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?


This job is considered mildly dangerous or hazardous

Health risks include exposure to extreme weather conditions, equipment noise and dust

Occupational hazards include back/neck pains and injury to body while using sharp tools

For daily wage workers - 100 to 400 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Timber Industry in India

India's annual industrial roundwood imports, mostly of tropical hardwoods, have tripled in the last five years and now exceed two million m3 per year, according to the report. Demand for imported tropical timber is expected to continue to grow and could approach 10 million m3 by the end of the decade. It estimated that total industrial roundwood consumption in the country would exceed 70 million m3 per year by the end of the decade.

The use of timber is increasing with the growth of our nation, the income of upper and middle class. The construction activities are on an all-time high which has raised the demand for timber so much that the country has to import timber to meet the demand. The jobs are in both, organised and unorganised sectors but the statistics are not recorded properly.

Logging companies

Forestry organizations

Timber companies

Job openings are in Tier III cities4