Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

  • HSC - SSM - Quality Assurance Supervisor

    Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
    Job ID 2018-1169
  • Overview

    Humboldt Sawmill Company, LLC (HSC) located in Scotia, CA was formed in July 2008 through the reorganization of the former Pacific Lumber Company and related entities. Humboldt Redwood consists of forestry as well as lumber manufacturing and distribution operations. Humboldt Redwoods forestry operations include approximately 327 square miles (209,300 acres) of coast redwood and Douglas-fir forestlands. Our forestlands are located about five hours north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Humboldt County, California.  Mendocino Redwood Company, LLC (MRC®) and Humboldt Redwood Company, LLC (HRC™) provide rewarding career opportunities in forestry and wildlife with excellent benefits and opportunity for advancement. 
    Humboldt Sawmill Company, LLC (HSC) is looking for an experienced Quality Assurance Supervisor to join our team in Scotia, CA! To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The key areas of focus for this position are as follows;   

    Directs the work activities of quality personnel within the company’s operations and is directly responsible for overseeing Humboldt Redwood Company’s Scotia Sawmill quality systems.


    • Assure safe workplace practices are followed and promote safety awareness;
    • Manage lumber quality and grade to maximize value;
    • Manage size control program, statistical process control, and optimization systems.
    • Performs grade checks and works with graders providing training and promoting development of grader skills;
    • Performs QC audits at sawmill, planer, green and dry yards, dry kilns and log deck;
    • Focus on continuous improvement, customer requirements and product quality;
    • Identify opportunities and take measures to reduce waste and inefficiencies;
    • Carry out special projects as assigned;
    • Discusses quality control concerns with management and Quality Assurance Director.


    • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College, or University preferred.
    • At least 2 years’ experience in lumber grading or relevant experience in lumber manufacturing and lumber quality control.
    • Certified grader in NGR and redwood grades preferred, other grader certification will be considered.
    • Optimizing scanner and statistical process control experience preferred.
    • At least 2 years’ experience in Quality Control auditing  preferred
    • Proficient in documentation, workflow, math computation and computer technology.

    Physical Requirements:

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to climb into and off of earth moving equipment numerous times daily.
    • The employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions and vibration. 
    • The employee is also regularly required to sit when operating equipment.
    • The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and communicate.
    • The employee will be required to work physically with tools such as shovels, axes, other hand tools, and hand power tools that are related to forestry and construction activities.
    • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds of weight and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds of weight.
    •  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus 


    • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
    • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
    • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.
    • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.


    Equal Opportunity Employer, Valuing Diversity of our Workforce and Offering a Drug Free Workplace


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