Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Senior Supervisor Transportation

Job Locations US-CA-Calpella
Job ID 2022-2304


Senior Supervisor Transportation Wanted 


Mendocino Forest Products LLC, (MFP) continues to expand its Operations!  We are actively interviewing for a Senior Supervisor, Transportation to join our flagship Corporate Transportation team. 


The Senior Supervisor Transportation, Modal Specialist will apply knowledge of all operational requirements as related to interstate and intrastate commerce across all modes to include truck, rail, barge, and container. Provides team leadership and guidance to ensure the safety of all personnel, compliance with all regulatory bodies as pertaining to selection of mode used. Experienced in and understands the various modes of transit to determine feasibility and desirability as it pertains to overall enhancement of on time performance and cost improvement.


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. 

  • This position will directly manage, support, and develop multi modal transportation team members while guiding employees toward attainment of Company and individual goals and objectives in accordance with Company guidelines, and performance management systems.
  • Ensure compliance with all Company safety requirements, Federal and State DOT and other pertinent regulations as promulgated by various legal and regulatory agencies.
  • Conduct business and coordinating with the various railroads (Class 1 through short line operators) and maritime shipping lines to include rate negotiation and evaluation versus applicable alternative modes of transport.
  • Apply solid working knowledge of railcar loading and receiving sites as it pertains to shipment routing and rating to include reload operators (rail to truck, truck to rail, etc.).
  • Maintain current methods and make appropriate recommendations to enhance shipment tracking across the company.
  • Work closely with Sales, Manufacturing and Distribution functions to ensure seamless shipment management for assigned modes across our enterprise.
  • Update and maintain current freight quotes and rates.
  • Responsible for researching all invoicing issues to pursue recommended corrective action as necessary.
  • Completes and distributes regular management reports as assigned.
  • Engaged in interviewing and training of new and existing employees; planning, assigning, and directing work.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred.
  • Five - eight years related experience working directly with various railroad(s), marine transport operators.
  • May substitute college degree in Logistics, Transportation, Supply Chain, Business, etc. for the experience requirement.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the movement of heavy industrial commodities in a safe and effective manner.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and practical experience with various modes of heavy industrial transportation to include rail, barge, container, and various modes of truck transport (primarily flatbed and van).
  • Excellent communication, follow up, organizational and team skills.
  • Experience in conducting business and coordinating with various railroads (Class 1 through short line operators) and maritime shipping lines to include rate negotiation and evaluation versus applicable alternative modes of transport.
  • Must maintain and carry a valid California driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles including automobiles and trucks in accordance with company policy guidelines.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office specifically Excel, Word, and Outlook.

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • May work in or around warehouse or production areas.



Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs workflows and procedures.


Problem Solving

Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


Technical Skills

Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.


Interpersonal Skills

Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.


Oral Communication

Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.


Written Communication 

Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.



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.



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.


Adaptability -

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.


Dependability -

Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.



Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.


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


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