Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

  • HSC - SSM - Debarker Operator

    Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
    Job ID 2018-1257
  • Overview

    The Mendocino Family of Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, Humboldt Sawmill Company and Allweather Wood), is a leading manufacturer and distributor of environmentally certified redwood, Douglas-fir, and preservative treated lumber products throughout California and the Western U.S. Our culture is based in environmental stewardship and community support. The company maintains Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C013133) certification for its forestlands, manufacturing, and distribution operations. 


    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 Sawmill Company (HSC) is looking for an experienced Debarker Operator to join our Sawmill team in Scotia, CA. 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. 


    • Operate hand console to move logs through Debarker system, and operates Debarker to remove all bark from logs
    • Monitor conveyors to prevent plug ups
    • Inspect Debarker machine every day, and check lubrication system. Recognize possible problems and reports them to team leader, supervisor or maintenance as required
    • Operate chain saw as required
    • Clean log length scanner optics and banner arrays
    • Communicate regularly with other team members and participates in team effort in work area
    • Keep work area clean


    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); one-year related sawmill experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Read, interpret, and understand documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals as well as instructions and memos
    • Ability to add, subtract, two-digit numbers, and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing, oral, or diagram form

    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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