Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

MFP - UKSM - Heavy Equipment Operator - Byproducts

Job Locations US-CA-Ukiah
Job ID 2021-2074


Heavy Equipment Operators wanted for our Byproducts Team!!    $1000 EMPLOYEE RETENTION BONUS PROGRAM! Hourly Rate: $22.18 - $27.84   


Mendocino Forest Products (MFP) is looking for an experienced Heavy Equipment Operator to work with us at our Ukiah, CA By-Products group. We are committed to training, growing, and investing in our staff.

  • We have immediate openings for the right people! 
  • 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 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.


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. 


  • Efficiently operate yard truck, 966/950 tink bucket loader, skid steer, and loading ramp.
  • Move and fill trailers using appropriate equipment.
  • Sort chips, sawdust, bark and hog fuel into appropriate areas.
  • Feed byproducts infeed conveyor to fill dry vans.
  • Maintain and clean up byproducts yard.
  • Communicate with Truck drivers on safely loading byproducts.


  • Three years of sawmill experience or 90 days of specialized training or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.
  • Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance
  • Must be able to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations

Physical Requirements: 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to climb into and off of earth moving equipment numerous times daily.
  • 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 also regularly required to sit when operating equipment.
  • 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 will be required to work physically with tools such as shovels, axes, other hand tools, and hand power tools that are  related to forestry and construction activities.
  • 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.


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


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