Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Head Sawfiler

Job Locations US-CA-Ukiah
Job ID 2023-3014


Head Sawfiler Wanted!!   Hourly Rate: $38.15


Mendocino Forest Products (MFP) continues to expand its Ukiah, CA Sawmill Operations! We have Immediate job placement available for an Experienced Head Sawfiler to join our Ukiah, CA Sawmill Team! You will lead the saw filing team in all aspects of saw filing including; inspect and repair saws and machine centers, changes and sets up chip heads on quad and gang edger in a safe and productive manner.


Relocation help is available! The company offers secure employment, family-level wages, company paid medical, dental, and vision benefits plus much more! 


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.


  • Leads the saw filing team in all aspects of saw filing.
  • Provides work direction to employees in the saw filing department and ensures that employees follow company policies and procedures, but does not have direct performance appraisal responsibility for them
  • Inspects machine centers in filing room and on production floor and repairs as needed.
  • Ensures that all bench work meets company standards.
  • Sharpens chipper knifes and fitting ring saws and ensures that chipper knifes are ground accurately.
  • Assists maintenance supervisor in leading the saw filing team.
  • Works in a safe productive manner in all capacities and assists in maintaining a safe and clean work environment.
  • Trains employees as needed.


  • One-year certificate from college or technical school.
  • Five years related experience and/or training.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft applications including Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and leadership skills are required.
  • 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 define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Basic Algebra and Geometry

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; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. 
  • The employee frequently is required to climb or balance
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell
  • The employee must occasionally 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
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles 
  • The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; risk of electrical shock; explosives; and vibration
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud
  • This position requires wearing eye protection, hearing protection, safety shoes, leather or rubber gloves, chemical goggles, sleeve protection, dust mask, chaps and hard hat 



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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