Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

MFP- Truck Driver - Byproducts - Scotia

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2021-2161


Experienced  Truck Drivers Wanted! Starting Wage: $25.57 




Mendocino Forest Products (MFP) is looking for  Truck Drivers to join our Byproducts team in  Scotia, CA!  You will Drive MFP Truck and By Product Trailer to deliver Byproducts to customer locations.


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.



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. The key areas of focus for this position are as follows;   


  • Drives truck and trailer (Live floor, Belt, Chip Van, or Dry Van) to pick up and deliver Byproduct’s materials on time as required.
  • Apply knowledge of commercial driving and skill in maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations, such as heavy traffic, inclement weather, or in tight loading/unloading areas.
  • Abides by all Company, DOT, State and Federal transportation safety regulations
  • Ensures load is properly secured and weight is evenly distributed on trucks and trailers.
  • Inspects tractor, trailer and equipment for defects and safe operating condition before and after trips, when stopped during the workday, and submits a driver’s daily vehicle inspection report on the condition at the end of each day.
  • Performs basic preventative maintenance to ensure fluid levels and tire pressures are maintained.
  • Maintains records required for compliance with State and Federal regulations including driver’s logs, records of fuel purchases, mileage records and other records required by law, or by Mendocino Forest Products Company.
  • Ensures that all shipping documentation (bills of landing, weight tickets, etc.) required to move with shipment are available for inspection, that appropriate paperwork accompanies shipments when delivered, and that signed bills of lading for proof of delivery are turned into dispatch daily.
  • Report all accidents/incidents involving driver or company equipment immediately after incident occurs to Supervisor.
  • Promptly report any delays due to breakdown, weather or traffic conditions, or other emergencies.
  • Also report if there is more than a one-hour delay in getting unloaded or loaded, or in the event of irregularities relating to pick up or deliver of cargo.


  • Completed truck driving school with one year minimum over the road experience.
  • Three to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Requires Class "A" Driver’s License, current DOT physical examination card, and clean DMV record.
  • Position travels outside the local area but usually within the state up to 75% of the time.
  • During duration of employment, must maintain valid Class "A" Driver’s License, current DOT physical examination card, and clean DMV record.
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit and remain alert while driving for an aggregate period of up to 12 hours (intrastate).
  • Must be able to shift a manual transmission and operate foot pedals.
  • Must be able to perform bending to dig, pick up and or throw binders and wrappers with chains.
  • Must be able to enter and exit the vehicle’s cab 8 to 10 times a day or more. Cab floor level is generally from 36 to 66 inches above ground level with entry and exit achieved with the assistance of various configurations of steps and handholds; also requires bending, twisting, climbing, squatting, crouching, reaching (including above shoulders), pulling, pushing and balancing. 
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 10 lbs.
  • Must be able to spend at least 85% of the day sitting, 15% of the day walking on surfaces such as wood, dirt, asphalt and metal which are sometimes slippery and wet. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close, distance, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • May use a double bit ax or shovel to dig. Ability to adjust trailer brakes by squatting or kneeling using small hand tools.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, moving equipment, and truck vibration. The road conditions may at times, be slippery and/or dusty from dirt.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.




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

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback' contributes to building a positive team spirit; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Interpersonal Skills - Keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things; reacts well under pressure; approaches others in a tactful manner; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate respect and consideration to others regardless of status or position.

Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.


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


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