Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC


Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2023-2840


Electricians Wanted!! Hourly Rate: $35.65 -  $45.65 DOE. Relocation Assistance is Available!   


Humboldt Sawmill Company has Immediate job placement available for Electricians at our Scotia, CA Sawmill!  


You will contribute to the overall function and performance of all onsite facilities. Sawmill and wood processing operations are highly dependent on automated processes, of which an Industrial Electrician is essential. Your job is to ensure quick turnaround in the event of component failure as well as planning and execution of maintenance tasks, site improvements, and machinery optimization related to the electrical trade.


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.


  • Plan and execute new or modified installations from start to finish. Defined by identifying project scope, material demands, code compliance, tooling requirements, dependencies, timeline, projected labor and execution.
  • Install control and distribution apparatus such as switches, relays, and circuit-breaker panels.
  • Measure, cut, bend, thread, assemble, install electrical conduit, wiring, and endpoint components. Utilizing threaders, saws, bending equipment, power tools, and pulling in conductors.
  • Replace and maintain; contactors, motor starters, sensors, MCC sections, PLC I/O, VFD and DCS devices.
  • Maintain motor bearings and brushes. Replace as needed.
  • Replace damaged or broken equipment.
  • Troubleshoot poorly performing equipment and identify plan to repair or improve deficiencies.
  • Utilize electrical testing equipment, including but not limited to; voltmeter, ammeter, ohmmeter and understand their classifications.
  • Use schematics, blueprints, and diagrams to troubleshoot and diagnose equipment or process related issues and problems
  • Assist in maintaining inventory levels and organization. Communicate any deficiency found promptly.
  • Implement electrical safety standards as required by NFPA 70, NFPA 70B and NFPA 79. (National Fire Protection association- National electric code)
  • Utilize safe work practices and follow guidelines outlined in NFPA 70E.
  • Hold a high standard of workmanship. Avoid unsightly, hazardous, and unreliable wiring.
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Maintain workplace cleanliness.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiar with Sawmill and Planer production facilities and processes.
  • Ability to troubleshoot PLCs, VFD operation, and understanding of ladder logic.
  • Understanding of automation control components and their applications.
  • Knowledge of Programmable Logic Controller and Software.
  • Familiar with NFPA 70B and NFPA 79.
  • Ability to fabricate frames and brackets using angle grinders, saws, and welding equipment.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude. Familiarity with mechanical powertrain components and their applications.
  • Previous business and process management experience.


  • Basic computer skills; Word, Excel, and Access software.
  • Certificate from college or technical school preferred.
  • Four years related experience and/or two years technical craft training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to comprehend and implement new strategies, methods, and practices quickly.
  • Ability to interpret machine center, power distribution, and controls schematics.
  • Must maintain, carry a valid driver license, and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with department lead and other skilled trades.
  • Strong understanding of hand tools and power tools as well as their uses.



  • 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; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and communicate.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to smell.
  • The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close, distance, color, peripheral and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, and vibration. 
  • The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. 
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • This position requires eye protection, hearing protection, leather or rubber gloves, safety shoes, and hard hat.


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.


Interpersonal Skills & Professionalism – treats people with respect; inspires the trust of others; ability to proactively resolve conflict; maintains confidentiality; remains open to others' ideas; 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 & Dependability - 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; follows instructions, responds to leadership direction; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


Innovation - displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.


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


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