Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

General Laborer - Sawmill

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2022-2501


General Laborers (Production Line Workers)  Wanted!!  (Entry Level)


Starting Hourly Pay Rate: $21.22


Humboldt Sawmill Company (HSC) is looking for talented individuals to join our Scotia, CA Sawmill team. You must be willing to work Swing / Night Shift (5pm - 2 AM). You will receive an additional  $1.00 an hour Shift Premium.


You will learn to ensure constant Inventory Flow, Cross Train to perform Relief Jobs, Operate and Certify to run a  Bobcat and Forklift in a safe productive manner,  and other skills to support sawmill operations in a safe and productive manner. 


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.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.


Chain Pullers: will learn and be responsible for the following:

  • Pull lumber from a moving chain and place in units according to specie, grade, length, and width in a safe and productive manner.
  • Pull lumber from moving chain, and ensure lumber is straight on ends and is stacked properly
  • Place lumber in units according to specie, grade, length, and width
  • Push out lumber carts when full
  • Operate a small chop saw used for end trimming
  • Assist with changeovers
  • Assist with bar-coding on a rotational basis
  • Assist with general clean up when chain is not running
  • Keep work area clean

Strip Pullers: will learn and be responsible for the following:

  • Ensure constant production flow by performing relief positions in the manufacturing or distribution facility in a safe and productive manner.
  • Perform a wide variety of jobs and duties in a relief capacity and or assignment, with a high level of proficiency and accuracy
  • Drive forklift to transfer lumber units from stacker outfeed to green yard
  • Operate the Stacker to stack lumber units in solid packages or stack lumber on sticks for drying depending on final destination
  • Regularly check machines and make adjustments as necessary based on lumber sizes
  • Operate Bobcat to transport debris to conveyors or disposal site
  • Keep equipment and work area clean
  • Work toward proficiency in additional positions for machine center operations
  • Performs scheduled inspections on equipment and delivers reports as required for management and maintenance personnel
  • Communicate regularly with other team members and participates in team effort in the work area



  • inimum ine year related experience and/or training.
  • Willingness to work weekends and off shift dependent on market conditions
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED);
  • Preferred forklift license or ability to train to obtain license
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to read and understand instructions and memos and write simple sentences.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and communicate.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance.
  • The employee is occasionally required to smell.
  • 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, outside weather conditions, and vibration.
  • The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; and risk of electrical shock. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • This position requires eye protection, hearing protection, leather or rubber gloves, safety shoes, and hard hat. 

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


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