Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

HSC - SSM - Unscrambler Operator

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2022-2407


UnScrambler Operator Wanted! Hourly Rate: $23.00 


Humboldt Sawmill Company (HSC) is looking for an talented and expereinced UnScrambler Operator to join our Scotia, CA  Sawmill team. 


Humboldt Sawmill Company, LLC (HSC) located in Scotia, CA was formed in July 2008 through the reorganization of the former Pacific Lumber Company and related entities. Humboldt Redwood consists of forestry as well as lumber manufacturing and distribution operations. Humboldt Redwoods forestry operations include approximately 327 square miles (209,300 acres) of coast redwood and Douglas-fir forestlands. Our forestlands are located about five hours north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Humboldt County, California.  Mendocino Redwood Company, LLC (MRC®) and Humboldt Redwood Company, LLC (HRC™) provide rewarding career opportunities in forestry and wildlife with excellent benefits and opportunity for advancement. 

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.


  • Operates unscrambler to move rough lumber from sawmill transfer chains to trimmer lug loader, or sorter transfer chains to stacker infeed chains;
  • Monitors and keeps lumber in a single layer from unscrambler to trimmer lug loader or stacker infeed chains;
  • Lifts and pulls raw lumber, trash and broken boards that are skewed before, after and on top of unscramble;
  • Tipples out trash or strips to waste conveyor;
  • Keeps workstation area and floor below clean and clear of sawdust, wood chips, bark, strips and other foreign objects;
  • Participates with team effort in work area;
  • Notifies maintenance of breakdowns in work area and if needed provides assistance; 
  • Communicates regularly with other team members
  • Keeps work area clean;
  • Maintains production flow efficiency.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED);
  • one year related experience and/or training is required with demonstrated ability to execute the above essential duties.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents (safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, etc.).
  • Ability to add, subtract, divide, and multiply in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to read and understand instructions and memos.
  • Ability to write simple sentences and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.
  • Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and climb or balance.
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • 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 and fumes or airborne particles. 
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • This position requires eye protection, hearing protection, leather or rubber gloves, safety shoes, hard hat, and fall protection as required.




 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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