Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

  • MFP - UKSM - Sawfitter- Swing

    Job Locations US-CA-Ukiah
    Job ID 2019-1316
  • Overview

    The Mendocino Family of Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood 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.


    The Mendocino Forest Products Company (MFP) is looking for an expereinced Sawfiler / Sawfitter to join our team on the 2nd - Swing shift at our Ukiah, Ca Sawmill. 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. 


    Inspects and repairs saws and machine centers, changes and sets up chip heads on quad and gang edger in a safe and productive manner.

    •  Bench saws, keeping saws level and straight
    • Inspect machine centers in filing room and on production floor and change saw blades as needed
    • Tip, profile and side dress saws as kerf reaches minimum
    • Melt, pour and cut babbit guides as they become worn
    • Sharpen chipper knifes and fitting round saws
    • Change and set up chip heads on quad and gang edger
    • Clean machine centers in filing room and on production floor
    • Change saws in quad, edgers, resaw, trim saw and bucksaw as needed
    • Keep work areas clean


    • One-year certificate from college or technical school; or a minimum of three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
    • Ability to read and understand instructions and memos. Ability to write simple sentences
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs
    • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and plane and solid geometry
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
    • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables


    Physical Requirements

    • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. 
    • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
    • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
    • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
    • The employee is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and risk of electrical shock.
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
    • This position requires wearing eye protection, hearing protection, safety shoes, hard hat, leather or rubber gloves, sleeve protection, leather aprons and face shields.




    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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