Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Chain Puller

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2023-2824


Chain Pullers (Production Line Laborers) Wanted!! (Entry Level)    Staring Hourly Rate: $21.87


Humboldt Sawmill Company (HSC) is looking for talented individuals to join our Scotia, CA Sawmill team. We are committed to training, growing, and investing in our staff.


We have a Swing Shift position available.


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.  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. 


The Mendocino Family of Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood 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.


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


  • Keep area clean at all times
  • Willingness to work weekends and off shift dependent on market conditions
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Minimum six months related experience preferred
  • Ability to train to obtain forklift certification.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to read and understand instructions and memos.
  • Ability to write simple sentences.
  • Ability to learn to accurately identify lumber by specie, grade, size, etc.
  • Capable of reading, interpreting and understanding documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, instructions, and memos

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, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee is frequently required to talk or hear.
  • The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and regularly lift and /or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and high, precarious places.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • This position may require the following equipment when in the plant: eye protection, hearing protection, leather/rubber gloves, safety shoes and a hard hat


Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.

Quantity - 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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