Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Gang Edger, Optimized

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2023-2834


Gang Saw, Optimized (Wiggle Box) Operator Wanted!!   


Hourly Rate: $25.65


Humboldt Sawmill Company, LLC (HSC)  is looking for an experienced Gang Saw Operator to join our team at our Scotia, CA Sawmill.


The company offers secure employment, family-level wages, company paid medical, dental, and vision benefits plus much more. 


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.Humboldt Redwood Company, LLC (HRC) 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.


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.


  • Monitors Cant sweeps from DLI to sequencing chains and ensures cants move smoothly on transfer chains through scanner and curve saw gang.
  • Enters cants from Headrig onto sequencing chains.
  • Prints out daily production reports and delivers to team lead or supervisor.
  • Monitors for cross ups on outfeed and notifies downstream operators.
  • Reads message display for machine warnings on CSG and communicates issues including reason for stops.
  • Ensures cants are feeding through optimizer, infeed chains and outfeed rolls properly.
  • Regularly works closely with all operators in the system especially the DLI Operator and the Separation Operator on CSG outfeed table.
  • Inspects and trouble shoots CSG daily.
  • Maintains good communication with team members including maintenance, saw filers and production personnel.
  • Assists with radio communication between other operators, maintenance, and management.
  • Participates in team effort in work area.
  • Keeps work area including CSG cab clean.
  • Maintains production flow efficiency.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • One year related sawmill / planer experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to operate CSG Edger safely and efficiently.

  • 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
  • This position requires the following equipment in the plant: eye protection, hearing protection, leather/rubber gloves, safety shoes, and 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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