Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

HSC - SSM - Debarker Operator

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2022-2402


Debarker/ Merch Operator Wanted!!  Hourly Pay Rate: $25.00


Humboldt Sawmill Company, LLC (HSC) is looking for an experienced Debarker/ Merch Operator  to join our Sawmill Operations team in Scotia, CA.




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. We grow more redwood than we harvest annually while practicing wildlife habitat conservation that provides clean air, fresh water, and natural habitats for plants and animals.


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; 

Maintains sawmill flow by running cants through CSG edger in a safe and productive manner and with a high level of proficiency and accuracy.


  • Operate hand console to move logs through Debarker system, and operates Debarker to remove all bark from logs
  • Monitor conveyors to prevent plug ups
  • Inspect Debarker machine every day, and check lubrication system. Recognize possible problems and reports them to team leader, supervisor or maintenance as required
  • Operate chain saw as required
  • Clean log length scanner optics and banner arrays
  • Communicate regularly with other team members and participates in team effort in work area
  • Keep work area clean


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); one-year related sawmill experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Read, interpret, and understand documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals as well as instructions and memos
  • Ability to add, subtract, two-digit numbers, and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing, oral, or diagram form

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.


  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Quantity - 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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