Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Sawmill Supervisor - UKSM - Mendocino Forest Products

Job Locations US-CA-Ukiah
Job ID 2023-2726


Mendocino Forest Products , LLC (MFP) is looking for an experienced Sawmill  Supervisor to join our flagship sawmill in Ukiah, CA! 


The base salary for this position is $85,000.00 to $90,000.00.  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 Sawmill Supervisor is responsible for all aspects of the production phase of lumber manufacturing including:  leading and directing a team with the daily activities in the sawmill and safely achieving the company’s quality and productions goals as well as planning, coordinating and maintaining the sawmill and operational schedules.


Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC (MFP), is a leading manufacturer and distributor of environmentally certified redwood decking, fencing, landscaping, and dimensional lumber products throughout California and the Western U.S. Environmental stewardship constitutes the cornerstone of Mendocino Forest Products’ corporate culture. The company is one of the largest suppliers of redwood lumber in the world. Mendocino Forest Products requires each of our supply chain partners to utilize the best possible forest management practices. We grow more redwood than we harvest annually while practicing wildlife habitat conservation that provides clean air, fresh water, and natural habitats for plants and animals.


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.


  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to: interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Oversees the operations of the log yard, sawmill and sawmill stacker.
  • Communicates company goals and policies to all employees and coaches them towards achievement of the goals.
  • Meets with management to discuss current issues, production goals, and quality control standards, and to obtain data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery dates of products ordered.
  • Confers with other supervisors and employees to discuss progress towards production and quality goals.
  • Plans and directs production activities and establishes production priorities for products in keeping with effective operations and cost factors.
  • Coordinates production activities with procurement, maintenance, and quality control activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment.
  • Maintains a safe working environment in and around the log yard and sawmill.
  • Observes and evaluates employee behavior and performance; and trains employees to work in a safe and productive manner. Records and reports time worked for hourly production employees in the sawmill.
  • Recognizes and promotes positive performance and behavior, and enforces rules, policies and procedures as required.
  • Inspects products for adherence to quality standards from primary through finished stages of development.
  • Develops, maintains and distributes reports to accounting and management.
  • Analyzes issues within the sawmill and develops solutions. Recommends and implements measures to improve methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Participates in investigation and corrective action processes.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance for the departments including operating within environmental permits, OSHA guidelines, insurance requirements and company policy.
  • Maintain a clean, safe and well-organized sawmill.



  • Associate degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred.
  • Five years related production experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Proficient skill level in Outlook, Power Point and MS Excel, Word, Project, Access, and Office

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • This job may require the following equipment when in the field: eye protection, hearing protection, leather/rubber gloves, safety shoes, sleeve protection, safety vest, and a hard hat.


Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs workflows and procedures.


Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.


Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.


Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.


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.


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.


Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.


Adaptability - 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.


Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


Initiative - Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed


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


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