Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

General Laborer

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2021-2083


General Laborers Wanted!! (Entry Level)    



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

  • 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, company paid medical, dental, and vision benefits plus much more. 

Humboldt Sawmill Company (HSC) needs Skilled and Unskilled Laborers to learn, grow, and develop their skills with us. You will learn to ensure constant Inventory Flow, Cross Train to perform Relief Jobs, Operate and Certify to run a  Bobcat and Forklift in a safe productive manner,  and other skills to support sawmill operations in a safe and productive manner. 


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.


Keeps production areas clean and safe and assists in other areas of sawmill in a safe and productive manner.

  • Performs a wide variety of jobs and duties as assigned, with a high level of proficiency and accuracy
  • Regularly operates a forklift
  • Keeps equipment and work area clean
  • Performs as a relief operator on other jobs as needed
  • Performs scheduled inspections on equipment and prepares reports as required for management and maintenance personnel
  • Keeps designated areas, as assigned by supervisor, clean and clear of sawdust, wood chips, bark, strips and other foreign objects;
  • Operates chain saw to cut up scrap lumber and broken logs;
  • Uses hand tools to move sawdust, chips and bark into conveyors, bins and scoop on tractor;
  • Operates Bobcat and forklift to transport debris to conveyors or disposal site;
  • May pull strips off of transfer chains into conveyors to chippers;
  • May keep lumber straight on transfer chains to trimmer;
  • Empties all garbage cans in and around sawmill;
  • Provides assistance where needed.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or 1 months related experience and/or training; or one year equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred forklift license or ability to train to obtain license
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to read and understand instructions and memos and write simple sentences.


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 communicate.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to smell.
  • The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close, distance, color, peripheral and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, and vibration. 
  • The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; and risk of electrical shock. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • This position requires eye protection, hearing protection, leather or rubber gloves, safety shoes, 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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