Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

HSC - SSM - Grader

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2021-1971


Humboldt Sawmill Company (HSC) is looking for a Graders to join our Scotia, CA Sawmill team. We are looking for talented individuals to join our Scotia, CA Sawmill team. We are committed to training, growing, and investing in our staff.

Graders will learn to ensure that our lumber is graded accurately and conforms to the American Lumber Standards Committee rules and  grading provisions.

  • We are committed to training, growing, and investing in our staff.
  • We are an essential business with on the job training in multiple career opportunities.
  • The company offers secure employment, family-level wages, company paid medical, dental, and vision benefits plus much more. 

The Mendocino Family of Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Sawmill 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 primary focus for the Sawmill Grader is to inspect and grade milled, rough sawed, or dimensional stock lumber in a safe and productive manner.


  • Examine lumber on table, moving belt, chain conveyor, or in racks for defects such as knots, stains, decay, splits, faulty edges, pitch pockets, wormholes, and defective milling
  • Grade lumber to ensure specified dimensions
  • Mark lumber to indicate grade and processing instructions
  • Tally pieces of lumber according to grade and board footage
  • Determine cuts to be made to obtain highest marketable value from material
  • Remove unsatisfactory pieces from conveyor or table and place pieces on stacks, in bins, or on carts
  • Scale board footage and record results
  • Pull graded lumber into unit form


  • One-year certificate from college or technical school preferred
  • Two to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations


Physical Requirements

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



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.


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


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