Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

  • HSC - SSM - Maintenance Supervisor

    Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
    Job ID 2018-1248
  • 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. We grow more redwood than we harvest annually while practicing wildlife habitat conservation that provides clean air, fresh water, and natural habitats for plants and animals.
    Humboldt Sawmill Company, LLC (HSC) is looking for an experienced Maintenance Supervisor to Lead our Sawmill and Power Plant maintenance team in Scotia, CA! Relocation help is available.


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


    Supervises and coordinates the activities involved in maintaining and repairing equipment within the mill.  Provides plant-wide support to the manufacturing operations.  Works as part of a team to support the mill and safely improve the operations.  Supports the mill effort to improve the equipment reliability by applying principals such as Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and Predictive and Preventive Maintenance (PPM) procedures.  Relocation help is available!


    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.

    • Identify, troubleshoot and eliminate mill downtime and productivity issues
    • Optimize equipment uptime, reliability and efficiency by analyzing equipment performance data and maintenance practices and implementing improved and/or more appropriate programs, procedures, systems and enhancements
    • Manage, implement and monitor programs including but not limited to: Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, Reliability-Centered Maintenance, Condition-Based Maintenance, Total Productive Maintenance and FMEA programs
    • Conduct analysis and investigations and provide leadership to others in Failure Mode Analysis & Root Cause Analysis on equipment uptime and plant capacity. Report conclusions and make recommendations for improved programs and practices
    • Develop project proposals with scopes of work and financial justification
    • Analyze maintenance data to identify trends and make recommendations regarding equipment and organizational performance that adversely affect efficiency, cost, quality, plant capacity and production
    • Lead the creation and review of maintenance procedures and policies
    • Recommend improvements designed to increase efficiency, effectiveness and quality while reducing costs
    • Collaborate with counterparts at other Mendocino Companies sites to promote on-going communication concerning maintenance issues and programs          
    • Assist in identifying and providing training to maintenance and production employees
    • Provides technical expertise to plant personnel on troubleshooting failures, repairs and evaluating equipment;
    • Monitor the effectiveness of the corrective actions monthly
    • Directly supervise maintenance personnel in accordance with Company policies and applicable laws
    • Coach employees in attainment of Company objectives and individual goals in accordance with Company guidelines and performance management system


    • A minimum of two years maintenance supervision experience or 7+ years of progressive sawmill maintenance experience including leadership of other maintenance personnel. 
    • Experienced with pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical controls, as well as, machine and machine control design is required.  Familiar with OSHA codes.
    • Advanced skill levels with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Database software/Access (macros, pivot tables, user forms, data analysis pack). Intermediate to advanced skill level with CAD, Solid Works and/or Visio software required. 
    • Experience in query and macro generation, computer simulation, Facility Layout, Process Flow Mapping, digital image and video editing is a plus.
    • Must maintain and carry a valid California driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines.


     Physical Requirements

    • The employee is frequently required to walk, sit and communicate. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
    • The employee will split his/her time between a typical manufacturing office environment and the manufacturing floor.
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate while the noise level in the sawmill dictates the necessity for hearing protection when working on the manufacturing floor.
    • This position may require the following equipment when in the plant: eye protection, hearing protection, leather/rubber gloves, safety shoes, hard hat and fall protection as required.



    Project Management - develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.


    Teamwork - balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


    Interpersonal Skills & Professionalism – treats people with respect; inspires the trust of others; ability to proactively resolve

    conflict; maintains confidentiality; remains open to others' ideas; approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.


    Adaptability & Dependability - adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; follows instructions, responds to leadership direction; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


    Innovation - displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.


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


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