Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

MFP - UKSM - Planer Supervisor - Swing / Night Shift

Job Locations US-CA-Ukiah
Job ID 2021-2110


Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC (MFP) is looking for an experienced Planer Supervisor to join our Night Shift (Swing Shift) Sawmill Planer team in Ukiah, CA.


The successful candidate will direct and coordinate activities of workers engaged in Planing operations.


Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC (MFP), is a leading manufacturer and distributor of environmentally certified redwood decking, fencing, landscaping, and dimensional lumber products throughout California and the Western U.S. Environmental stewardship constitutes the cornerstone of Mendocino Forest Products’ corporate culture. The company is one of the largest suppliers of redwood lumber in the world. Mendocino Forest Products requires each of our supply chain partners to utilize the best possible forest management practices.

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.


  • Directly supervise the Planer employees in accordance with Company policies and applicable laws
  • Coach employees for attainment of Company and individual goals and objectives in accordance with Company guidelines and performance management system
  • Schedule and supervise operations for the Planer Mill
  • Communicate with Shipping Department daily to keep informed of available lumber
  • Communicate with Distribution Center to determine the ability to provide additional products
  • Maintain records for production and shipments
  • Meet the scheduled lumber flow and oversee quick and correct reaction to unplanned downtime
  • Ensure regulatory compliance for the departments including operating within environmental permits, OSHA guidelines, insurance requirements and company policy
  • Coordinate with the Accounting Department to analyze and model financial and production data
  • Forecast and control budgetary expenditures
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of lumber within the departments
  • Interpret company policies to workers, enforces safety regulations, and provides safe job operating procedure training
  • Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew
  • Analyze and resolve work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems
  • Initiate or suggest plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals
  • Estimate, requisition, and inspect materials
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments
  • Possess the ability to multi-task while dealing with multiple, competing priorities


  • Associate degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred
  • Five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Basic knowledge and undersdtanding of Redwood and Douglas Fir Lumber grades.
  • Basic knowledge and undersdtanding in Westren Wood Products Association (WWPA) and Redwood Inspection Service (RSI) grading rules.
  • Must maintain and carry a valid California driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating a company vehicle including automobiles and trucks in accordance with company policy guidelines
  • Proficient skill level in Outlook, Power Point and MS Excel, Word, Project, Access, and Office

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, stand; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, couch or crawl
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • May spend up to 75% of time reviewing operations inside the mill
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee will split his/her time between a typical mill office environment and the mill floor
  • The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles while on the mill floor.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals
  • The noise level in the office environment is usually moderate while the noise level in the mill dictates the necessity for hearing protection when working on the mill floor
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception and ability to adjust focus and communicate
  • This position frequently requires eye protection, hearing protection, leather or rubber gloves, safety vest, safety shoes, hard hat and fall protection as required




Planning & Organizing

Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans.



Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.



Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


Managing People

Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; makes self-available to staff; provides regular performance feedback/ develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); fosters quality focus in others, improves processes; products and services; continually works to improve supervisory skills.



Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.


Safety & Security

Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions.


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




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