Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Planer Feeder

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2022-2488


Planer Feeder Wanted!!     Starting Hourly Rate: $24.00


Humboldt Sawmill Company, LLC (HSC) is looking for a Planer Feeder to work with us at our Scotia, CA Sawmill Planer. 


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.Humboldt Redwood Company, LLC (HRC) 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.


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.


Feed unprocessed lumber into the planer by operating infeed hoist and all other related equipment that transports lumber to the planer.

  • Help with planer set up
  • Operate infeed hoist and all related equipment that transports lumber to the planer
  • Perform all duties in a manner that is consistent with the Company’s standards for safety, quality, productivity, and environmental protection
  • Perform alignment and preventative maintenance on planer and feed table
  • Communicate with other machine operators
  • Inspect planer infeed area every day. Recognize possible problems and reports them to team leader, supervisor or maintenance as required
  • Keep work area clean
  • Communicate regularly with other team members and participates in team effort in work area


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED);
  • Three years related experience and/or 6 months training to include at least one week of training at a Planer Operator’s School; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to read and understand instructions and memos
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and compute rate, ratio, and percent

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this position the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and communicate
  • Subject to varying weather conditions including rain, snow, ice, wind, heat and cold
  • The employee must be able to use arms and legs to lift and descend themselves on and off a lift multiple times throughout the day.
  • Regularly use hands and wrists to operator levers and steering wheel as well as use feet and ankles to operate pedals
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Regular exposure to moving mechanical parts, and vibration and frequent exposure to fumes or airborne particles
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud
  • Personal Protective equipment is required.



Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions. Participates in monthly safety programs.

Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demand; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Teamwork – 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.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization's goals and values.

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


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