Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

HR Generalist - Humboldt Sawmill

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2022-2473


HR Generalist  Wanted! 


Mendocino Forest Products is looking for an experienced HR Professional to join our team at our Humboldt Sawmill in Scotia, CA. As the HR Generalist you be part of an excellent HR team, that strives to provide outstanding customer service and professional support for a wide range of human resources activities.  We are looking for a HR Generalist who excels in problem solving and working with cross-functional teams at every level to achieve shared goals.  You will work closely with Managers to streamline HR functions, assist with staffing needs, enhance workforce retention, and manage risk.


The Mendocino Family of Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood 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.


The company offers secure employment, family-level wages, 401K, company paid medical, dental, and vision benefits, Life Insurance plus much more. 


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:


This position is responsible for providing effective and outstanding customer service for our customer by using excellent, in-depth knowledge of company products, programs as well as effectively communicating with internal and extended external team members.

  • Work as a key member of the recruitment team and hiring process for the Scotia location.
  • Assist in managing daily activity in the Applicant Tracking System and conduct on-site interviews for open positions.
  • Schedule and manage interviews that take place throughout the property.
  • Assist with job fairs and other recruitment events in the local areas.
  • Build strong relationships with assigned Managers and Leaders in their departments to coach, mentor and collaborate with leadership.
  • Answer general HR questions including questions about HR policies, leaves of absences, payroll, and benefits.
  • Support Managers and Supervisors on employee relations issues.
  • In collaboration with the VP of HR, provide guidance to managers on routine issues.
  • Provide recommendations to help resolve work related conflicts.
  • Act as an investigator on employee investigations.
  • Manage the on-boarding process in the Scotia location including system tasks, benefits and required hiring documents to ensure a positive new hire experience.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the business; proactively meet and engage with all levels and departments of the business.
  • Assist with terminations, distribution of final paychecks and exit interviews.
  • Identify legal requirements related to all aspects of employment and ensure policies and procedures comply.
  • Support guidance and execution of the performance management process.
  • Support the training needs of the various departments and company
  • Maintain employee records remotely and ensure they are recorded in an electronic form or forwarded on to the Calpella HR office, including personnel records, training, and safety records.
  • Manage employee recognition programs and employee events, as assigned
  • Assist safety with workers’ compensation claims
  • Provide both strategic and tactical day-to-day guidance to managers, supervisors, and employees (coaching, counseling, career development and disciplinary actions).
  • Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
  • Position is located on site in Scotia, CA and will be actively working in all locations of the facility.
  • Occasional travel to Ukiah HR office will be required.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field & 5+ years of progressive experience in dedicated HR roles.
  • PHR/SPHR a plus.
  • Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).
  • HRIS systems (ADP a plus!).
  • Solid knowledge of federal and state employment law.
  • Prior experience working with exempt and non-exempt employees.
  • Ability to serve a diverse range of employees with equity, fairness, and tact.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Reputation for integrity, good judgment, and ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality.
  • Outgoing and approachable.
  • Excellent customer service, oral and written communication skills.

Physical Requirements

  • Regularly required to use hands to move fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear
  • The employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time
  • This position requires the employee to view a computer screen and use a keyboard for extended period of time
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel crouch or crawl
  • Position travels outside the local area, by car or plane, up to 25% of the time


Planning & Organizing

Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.



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.


Motivation & Initiative

Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions as appropriate; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.


Ethics & Organizational Support

Works with integrity and ethically; Follows established policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organizational goals and values; Respects diversity.


Adaptability & Dependability

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; Follows instruction, responds to leadership direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.  Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.



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.  Understands that safety is the #1 most important, front-of-mind quality in work performance.


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


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