Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Relief Machine Operator - Planer - Humboldt Sawmill Company

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2022-2521


Relief Machine Operator Wanted!! Starting Hourly Rate $26.10


Humboldt Sawmill Company, LLC (HSC™) is looking for an experienced Relief Machine Operatoto join our PLANER team in Scotia, CA!


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. 


 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; 


  • Relieves production operators during breaks, vacations and other absences
  • Checks with Supervisor for machine assignment daily
  • Inspects machine, and operates machine
  • Resets and calibrates machines
  • Collects reports and enters data into computers
  • Checks lumber sizes and adjusts machines as necessary
  • Communicates regularly with other team members and participates in team effort in work area;
  • Keeps work areas clean


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • One year related sawmill / planer experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to read and understand instructions and memos
  • Apply common sense and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Ability to add, and subtract, two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s

Physical Requirements

  • 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; and communicate
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit
  • Frequently the employee is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position 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 position requires eye protection, hearing protection, leather or rubber gloves, safety shoes, hard hat, and fall protection as required
  • 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. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud



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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