Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Strip Puller

Job Locations US-CA-Ukiah
Job ID 2024-3360


Strip Pullers Wanted for Day and Night Shifts !!

This is an entry level position, willing to train

Night shift positions receive a shift differential


Starting Wage: $22.87



Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC (MFP), is a leading manufacturer and distributor of environmentally certified redwood deckingfencinglandscaping, 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. 



Keeps production areas clean and safe and assists in other areas of sawmill in a safe and productive manner.

  • Performs a wide variety of jobs and duties as assigned, with a high level of proficiency and accuracy
  • Regularly operates a forklift
  • Keeps equipment and work area clean
  • Separate waste wood from merchantable lumber in a safe and productive manner
  • Performs as a relief operator on other jobs as needed
  • Performs scheduled inspections on equipment and prepares reports as required for management and maintenance personnel
  • Keeps designated areas, as assigned by supervisor, clean and clear of sawdust, wood chips, bark, strips and other foreign objects;
  • Operates chain saw to cut up scrap lumber and broken logs;
  • Uses hand tools to move sawdust, chips and bark into conveyors, bins and scoop on tractor;
  • Operates Bobcat and forklift to transport debris to conveyors or disposal site;
  • May pull strips off of transfer chains into conveyors to chippers;
  • May keep lumber straight on transfer chains to trimmer;
  • Empties all garbage cans in and around sawmill;
  • Provides assistance where needed.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 6 months related experience and/or training preferred
    • or one year equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred forklift license or ability to train to obtain license
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to read and understand instructions and memos and write simple sentences.


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 50 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; and risk of electrical shock. 
  • 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; 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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