Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Quality Assurance Technicians - Swing

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2023-2759


Quality Assurance Technician Wanted!! Starting Horly Rate: $26.65


The Humboldt Sawmill Company (HSC) is looking for Quality Assurance Technicians to join our Qualitity Assurance Department at our Scotia, CA Sawmill. 


We have Night / Swing Shift (5pm - 2 AM) positions available.


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.


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 Primary focus of this position is to Maintain computer optimization system parameters for Mill Operations. Assure high standards of product quality while adhering to Company safety expectations.

  • Set up optimizing software on all machine centers for various run types
  • Check lumber sizes and calibrate machines to ensure lumber products are maintaining size and grade standards
  • Maintain quality assurance processes
  • Provide grade studies when requested or required
  • Monitor efficiency and cost-effectiveness of product output
  • Review final product to ensure quality specifications are met
  • Work with machine operators and other team members
  • Work with crew to improve grade knowledge and averages
  • Share knowledge of redwood and white woods lumber grades
  • Work in a safe productive manner in all capacities and helps maintain a safe and clean work environment


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum 10 years mill experience
  • Must have grading experience, knowledge of redwood and white woods lumber grades and good communication and people skills
  • Ability to operate and read a caliper and tape measure is required
  • Must have strong computer skills in Microsoft applications including Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Experience with Optimization Software is required
  • Basic Algebra and Geometry


Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The employee is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and risk of electrical shock.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • This position requires wearing eye protection, hearing protection, safety shoes, hard hat, leather or rubber gloves, sleeve protection, leather aprons and face shields.



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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