Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Geology Technician

Job Locations US-CA-Ukiah
Job ID 2023-2691


Mendocino Redwood Company (MRC), The industry leader in sustainable forest management, seeks a Geology Technician to join our Forestry team in Ukiah or Fort Bragg. 


The base salary for this position is $62,000.00 to $72,000.00.  Your final base salary compensation will be determined based on factors such as geographic locations, skills, education and/or experience.  Please keep in mind that that the range published is the full base salary. We also offer a generous benefits package.


The Geology Technician's primary focus is to provide technical support on all geology related issues in the management of private timberlands, conduct geologic review for Timber Harvesting Plans (THP), watershed analysis and road / landslide mitigation.  


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. 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;   

  • Provide necessary planning, groundwork, mapping and reporting required for geologic work related to preparation of timber harvest plans (THP);
  • Participate in aerial photographic analysis, review of published geologic maps and adjacent geology reports, field mapping of geologic formations, geomorphology and mass wasting;
  • Assist in the development of mitigations to reduce the potential for mass wasting from harvest activities;
  • Assist in writing geologic reports for agency review in THPs;
  • Document detailed characterizations of failed road segments for repair activities;
  • Assess mass wasting risks associated with adjacent public and private property;
  • Assist in preparing Watershed Wide Waste Discharge Reports and California Department of Fish and Wildlife 1600 permits;
  • Participate in watershed analysis reviews.
  • Other duties may be assigned


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year College or University in Geology or related field is required.
  • 1 - 2  years of related experience is preferred.
  • Geologist in Training preferred, or on track for same.
  • Must have experience in the recognition, mapping, measurement of, and interpretation of mass wasting
  •  geomorphology in a forested environment.
  • Proficient in using ArcView, GPS, MS Excel, MS Word and MS Outlook and similar software programs.

  • Ability to use GPS, directional compass, and topographical maps is necessary
  • Must maintain and carry a valid California driver license and be eligible to operate company vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines.
  • Capable of safely and effectively operating (run, maneuver, navigate and drive-in various types of territory) all-terrain vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines.

 Travel Requirements:

  • Position has travel requirements of a local nature (within 150 miles one way) usually by pickup truck.

Physical Requirements:

  •  While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and communicate.
  • The employee is regularly exposed to outside adverse weather and field conditions including steep and difficult terrain.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to machinery in operation, fumes, dust, and loud environments.
  • This position requires wearing eye protection, hearing protection, safety shoes, leather or rubber gloves, and hard hat.


Oral & Written Communication 

Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information; communicates efficiently with supervisor and other employees.


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.  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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