Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

MFP - CDC - Forklift Operator

Job Locations US-CA-Calpella
Job ID 2020-1778


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.


Mendocino Forest Products is looking for an experienced Forklift Operators to join our flagship Calpella Distribution Center. 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;   Drive gasoline, liquefied gas, or electric powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices such as forklift, to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move products, equipment, or materials throughout the grounds. Participate constructively to the movement and warehousing of products to meet customer requirements in a most safe and service-oriented manner. 


  • Unload and stack material by raising and lowering lifting device
  • Position forks, lifting platform, or other lifting device under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, products, or materials and transports
  • Load to designated area or truckSafely operate and drive truck while controlling the movement of lifting apparatus
  • Inventory materials on work floor, tallies product and maintains stock rotation
  • Load or unload materials onto or off of pallets, skids, or lifting device
  • Perform preoperational checks on forklifts and report any and all service and operational concerns
  • Maintain work area housekeeping
  • Participate in the yearly inventory audit


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 6 months to 1-year related experience and/or training
  • Possess a current forklift operator’s license, or be able to provide proof of previous forklift operator’s license
  • Interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to operate a hand-held calculator
  • Write routine reports and correspondence and speak effectively with customers and employees of organization
  • Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.


Physical Requirements

  • Regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and communicate. Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or craw and is occasionally required to stand and walk
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move  50 pounds and on occassion up to 100 pounds. 
  • Regularly use arms and legs to get into and out of forklift multiple times a day. Use hands, wrists, and arms to operate forklift and use legs and feet to push forklift pedals
  • Regular exposure to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, airborne particles and vibration.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud



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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