Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

MFP - CDC - Forklift Loader

Job Locations US-CA-Calpella
Job ID 2021-2009




Mendocino Forest Products is looking for an experienced Forklift Loader to join our flagship Calpella Distribution Center. 

  • We have immediate opening for multiple shifts across all departments! 
  • We are an essential business with on the job training in multiple career opportunities.
  • The company offers secure employment, family-level wages, 401K, company paid medical, dental, and vision benefits, Life Insurance plus much more. 

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.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


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. 


Operate liquefied gas industrial forklift to load and unload trucks safely and efficiently.  Participate constructively to the movement and warehousing of products to ensure that customer requirements for superior products are met in the safest and service-oriented manner available.

  • Operate forklift to load trucks
  • Comply with management directives for equitable loading assignment allocation
  • Comply with procedures for stock picking, transport, loading and stock rotation
  • Load truck in a style that provides for maximum logistical efficiency, and in a manner consistent with government regulatory constraints for volume, weight, center of gravity, load integrity, and transportation safety
  • Maintain stock in designated area ready for loading on trucks
  • Move levers and press pedals to drive truck and control movement of lifting apparatus
  • Position forks under units, pallets, skids, boxes, products, or materials and transports load to designated area
  • Unload and stack material by raising and lowering lifting device
  • Load or unload materials onto or off pallets, skids, or lifting device
  • Maintain work area in a clean and organized condition


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Six (6) months to 1-year related experience
  • 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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