Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Forklift Operator

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2023-2993


Humboldt Sawmill Company in Scotia, CA is seeking a Forklift Operator for their Swing Shift. This position is at an hourly rate of $24.65 and includes full benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K matching.


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.


  • Drive gasoline, liquefied gas, or electric powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices such as forklift, to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move products, equipment, or materials throughout the grounds. 
  • Participate constructively to the movement and warehousing of products to ensure the Business Unit is able to meet customer requirements for superior products in the most safe and service-oriented manner available. 
  •  Move levers and press pedals to drive truck and control movement of lifting apparatus
  • Position forks, lifting platform, or other lifting device under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, products, or materials or hook tow trucks to trailer hitch, and transports load to designated area or truck
  • Unload and stack material by raising and lowering lifting device
  • Inventory materials on work floor, tallies product and maintains stock rotation
  • Load or unloads materials onto or off of pallets, skids, or lifting device
  • Perform preoperational checks on forklifts and reports any/all service and operational concerns
  • Participate in the quarterly inventory audit
  • Load or unload materials onto or off of pallets, skids, or trucks
  • Communicate regularly with other team members and participates in team effort in work area


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 6 months to 1 year related experience and/or training
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Operate a hand-held calculator
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with customers and employees of organization
  • Add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's
  • Capable of solving practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form


Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this position the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and communicate
  • Subject to varying weather conditions including rain, snow, ice, wind, heat and cold
  • The employee must be able to use arms and legs to lift and descend themselves on and off a lift multiple times throughout the day.
  • Regularly use hands and wrists to operator levers and steering wheel as well as use feet and ankles to operate pedals
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Regular exposure to moving mechanical parts, and vibration and frequent exposure to fumes or airborne particles
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud
  • Personal Protective equipment is required.



Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.


Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.


Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions. Participates in monthly safety programs.


Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demand; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


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.


Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization's goals and values.


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


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