Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Fuel Pusher - Scotia, CA

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2022-2425


Fuel Pusher (Loader) Wanted!! Hourly Rate: $24.00 

Humboldt Sawmill Company, LLC (HSC) is looking for Fuel Pusher (Loader) to join our  team at our Power Plant in Scotia, CA! you will operate, fuel, and service a wheel loader, to provide hog fuel to conveyors for the boilers. 

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. 

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;

Operate, fuel, and service a wheel loader, to provide hog fuel to conveyors for the boilers. Maintain a clean and safe environment.  Must perform other duties as assigned by supervisor or lead person including providing break period relief for boiler operators.

  • Drive a bucket loader to transport wood waste from storage areas to feed conveyors and transporting wood waste to storage areas from an outside truck dump.
  • Fuel and service the loader by keeping an eye on fluid levels, blowout the radiator as sawdust builds up, blow the engine air filter off, keep knuckles and rams clean, grease fittings regularly, and blow off loader before it is left for maintenance.
  • Must be attentive and maintain awareness of surroundings while maneuvering both loader and bobcat.
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment. 
  • Must perform other duties as assigned by supervisor or lead person including providing break period relief for boiler operators.
  • Operate truck dumps as needed.
  • Keep drains flowing and clear of debris during winter
  • Monitor the inside truck dump and fuel conveyors
  • Ensure management is informed of plant operating conditions as well as maintain waste and product inventories
  • Follow Company safety procedures to ensure safety while working.
  • Follow all other Company Policies and Procedures.


  • GED or High School Diploma
  • Minimum 6 months related experience and/or training
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with tractor type vehicles and bobcats preferred but not required.
  • Forklift license or ability to obtain

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties and responsibilities of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand; walk; use hands, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and communicate
  • May frequently be required to sit, smell, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • The personal protective equipment requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. This job requires eye and hearing protection, leather/rubber gloves, safety vest, safety shoes, fall protection, hard hat, welding protection, sleeve protection and respirator
  • The work environment is usually loud in noise and will be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, airborne particles, outside adverse weather conditions, vibration, wet and/or humid conditions, high precarious places, dust, dirt, grease and machine noise.


Teamwork - balances team and individual responsibilities; supports everyone's efforts to succeed

Quality – demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality

Quantity – meets productivity standards; completes work in a timely manner; strives to increase productivity

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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