Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

MFP - HDC - Skilled Worker / Forklift Operator - Hiring Pool

Job Locations US-HI-Kapolei
Job ID 2020-1792


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. 


Mendocino Forest Products is looking for an experienced Skilled Worker / Forklift Operator to join our flagship Hawaii 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. 


  • Perform a wide variety of jobs and duties as assigned, with a high level of proficiency and accuracy.
  • Perform duties such as tagging and wrapping lumber
  • Perform as a relief operator on other jobs as needed
  • Perform light maintenance as required
  • Perform scheduled inspections on equipment and prepare reports as required for management and maintenance personnel
  • Check unit tags for accuracy
  • Placard, Barcode and tag units
  • Repackage and band units
  • Set stickers
  • Pull special orders
  • Keep equipment and work area clean
  • Operate machinery: chop saw, mower, nail gun, etc.
  • Perform quality/accuracy checks on machine setups
  • Assist in preparing products for inventory stock
  • Works on specific tasks as needed


Forklift Operator Responsibilities:

  • Drives propane or diesel-powered industrial Forklift equipped with lifting devices to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move products, equipment, or materials throughout the grounds. 
  • Participates constructively to the movement and warehousing of products to ensure the Business Unit can meet customer requirements for superior products in the safest and service-oriented manner available. 
  • Safely operates and drives Forklift while controlling the movement of lifting apparatus.
  • Positions 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 truck.
  • Unloads and/or stacks material by raising and lowering lifting device.
  • Inventories materials on work floor, tallies product and maintains stock rotation.
  • Loads or unloads materials onto or off pallets, skids, or lifting device.
  • Performs preoperational checks on forklifts and reports all service and operational concerns.
  • Repackages material/units, as necessary.
  • Scans loads with electronic hand scanner.
  • Maintains work area housekeeping.
  • Participates in the yearly inventory audit.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); Minimum one month related experience and/or training; ability to train to obtain forklift certification.
  • Forklift Operators need at least one year revelant experience working in a Distribution, Manufacturing, or Building Materials handling environment.
  • 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 and 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 written, verbal, or diagram form.
  • Willingness to work weekends and off shift dependent on market conditions
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close, color, peripheral and depth perception.
  • This position is repetitive and fast paced in nature.
  • The employee must pay attention to detail.
  • The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and fumes or airborne particles.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • This position requires wearing eye protection, leather/rubber gloves, safety shoes, and safety vest.

Physical Requirements

  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • 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 regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Frequently required to communicate and occasionally required to climb or balance
  • The employee is also regularly required to sit when operating equipment.
  • The employee will be subject to varying weather conditions including rain, snow, ice, wind, heat and cold
  • 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 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.




Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.



Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.



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.  Understands that safety is the #1 most important, front-of-mind quality in work performance.


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


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