Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Maintenance Manager

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2023-3046


Humboldt Sawmill Company, LLC (HSC) is looking for an experienced Maintenance Manager to Run and manage our Sawmill and Power Plant maintenance team in Scotia, CA.


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. 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.


Position Summary

This position is responsible for managing and directing the Sawmill and Planer maintenance team to minimize unplanned downtime through the employment of principals such as Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and Predictive and Preventive Maintenance (PPM) procedures. 


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.


  • Provide plant-wide support to the manufacturing operations and safely improve the operations. 
  • Develop training programs to elevate maintenance team member knowledge and skill levels.
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and eliminate mill downtime and productivity issues
  • Optimize equipment uptime, reliability, and efficiency by analyzing equipment performance data and maintenance practices and implementing improved and/or more appropriate programs, procedures, systems, and enhancements
  • Manage, implement, and monitor programs including but not limited to: Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, Reliability-Centered Maintenance, Condition-Based Maintenance, Total Productive Maintenance and FMEA programs
  • Conduct analysis and investigations and provide leadership to others in Failure Mode Analysis & Root Cause Analysis on equipment uptime and plant capacity. Report conclusions and make recommendations for improved programs and practices
  • Develop project proposals with scopes of work and financial justification
  • Analyze maintenance data to identify trends and make recommendations regarding equipment and organizational performance that adversely affect efficiency, cost, quality, plant capacity and production
  • Lead the creation and review of maintenance procedures and policies
  • Recommend improvements designed to increase efficiency, effectiveness and quality while reducing costs
  • Collaborate with counterparts at other Mendocino Companies sites to promote on-going communication concerning maintenance issues and programs   
  • Assist in identifying and providing training to maintenance and production employees
  • Provides technical expertise to plant personnel on troubleshooting failures, repairs and evaluating equipment.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the corrective actions monthly
  • Directly supervise maintenance personnel in accordance with Company policies and applicable laws
  • Coach employees in attainment of Company objectives and individual goals in accordance with Company guidelines and performance management system


  • Minimum ten years related progressive sawmill maintenance experience including leadership of other maintenance personnel. 
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must maintain and carry a valid driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines
  • Basic Algebra, Geometry and computer skills including MS Office
  • Demonstrates safe work practices including LOTO, Hot work permits & Equipment Operation
  • Proven ability to Build, Train, and certify detailed work instructions
  • Experienced with pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical controls, as well as machine and machine control design are required. 
  • Familiar with OSHA codes.
  • Advanced skill levels with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Database software/Access (macros, pivot tables, user forms, data analysis pack).


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 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.


Project Management

Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.



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.



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.


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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