Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Manager, Environmental Health, and Safety

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2024-3363


Humboldt Sawmill Company is seeking a Manager, Environmental Health and Safety to join our team in Scotia, CA! Relocation assistance available.


The base salary for this position is $70,000.00 to $100,000.00.  Your final base salary compensation will be determined based on factors such as geographic locations, skills, education and/or experience.  Please keep in mind that that the range published is the full base salary. We also offer a generous benefits package.


In aggregate, the Mendocino Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, Humboldt Sawmill Company, and Allweather Wood) own nearly 450,000 acres of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C031337) certificated redwood and Douglas-fir timberland, constitute the largest waterborne wood treater in the Western USA, and is the largest producer of redwood lumber in the world. Collectively providing 950 employees and their families with excellent wages and benefits in communities throughout the Western USA. Additionally, the Mendocino Companies own and operate a 25-megaWatt biomass cogeneration power plant and wood pellet plant.


Under the direction of Director, Environmental and Safety this position develops, implements, and reviews safety programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, local regulations, and Company Policies.  Maintains and encourages a safe behavioral culture and an environmentally responsible working environment.  Directly responsible for managing Safety and Loss Control programs for company facilities.  Works closely with Director or designee for environmental management and initiatives. Manages, in conjunction with the designated senior member of management at location, applicable environmental programs and policies to ensure compliance with regulations and legislation.  Works to plan, develop, implement environmental strategies, and action plans to ensure adherence to company policy.




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. The key areas of focus for this position are as follows:

  • Coordinate implementation/facilitation of safety policies, procedures and programs including applicable training programs and recordkeeping requirements.
  • Provide regulatory and technical assistance to site management and supervisors.
  • Maintain knowledge of all environmental areas impacting on operations including air emissions controls, waste and storm water treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, pollution prevention, emergency planning and response, ground water protection, hazardous chemical use as it relates to environmental management.
  • Performs environmental monitoring, sampling activities and reporting for air, water and waste, including collecting, analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Compiles and submits air and water monitoring, hazardous waste and other environmental reports, maintain recordkeeping as appropriate.
  • Conducts permit renewal and modification activities as required.
  • Performs routine inspections of all facets of the operation to evaluate compliance with environmental policies, programs, procedures, systems, and regulations.
  • Professionally interacts as liaison with regulatory agencies, as appropriate. 
  • Acts as first point of contact with outside regulatory agencies during site visits.
  • Coordinates and facilitates programs to train managers and employees in work site environmental practices according with Company policies; local, state, and federal rules and regulations.
  • Leads initiatives, in conjunction with location management, as appropriate to implement environmental programs to achieve compliance and continuous improvement.
  • Review and maintain an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), providing training as appropriate.
  • Establish and provide oversight of the safety record keeping requirements, including but not limited to the maintenance of employee safety files, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and OSHA records.
  • Perform routine reviews to evaluate site compliance with safety policies, programs, procedures, systems, and regulations.
  • Monitor employee exposure to safety hazards and make recommendations to resolve or reduce.
  • Develop and implement employee safety and hazard communication training (HAZCOM).
  • Manage and model all aspects of a Behavior Based Safety Program, including audits, recordkeeping, observations, and communication to employees.
  • Integrate health and safety considerations into design, implementation and execution of capital projects and operational modifications through a Design Safety Review Management of Change system.
  • Establish and maintain personal protective equipment requirements for business units.
  • Develop and maintain safety contingency plans (fires, spills, emergency response).
  • Monitor and ensure compliance of governmental regulations and insurance industry requirements and act as company representative with regulatory agencies.
  • Prepare studies and analyses of industrial accident causes and hazards to health.
  • Inspect company facilities to identify potential accident and health hazards, recommend corrective or preventative measures, assist in implementation and track to ensure implementation.
  • Provide information, signs, posters, barriers, and other materials to warn of safety hazards or prevent access under hazardous conditions.
  • Enhance and manage company process for investigation of accidents and injuries assisting in the preparation of materials and evidence required for the process.
  • Compile and submit accident reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Assist Human Resources with the administration of the workers' compensation program, including work with the insurance carrier to manage claims and participate in claim reviews.
  • Accompany, as applicable employees to testing and physician appointments.
  • Develop and implement a modified duty or return to work (RTW) program.
  • Provide support regarding training and/or monitoring DOT requirements for trucking fleet.
  • Provide environmental support including storm water monitoring, inspections, sampling, and reporting; solid waste management; hazardous waste inspections, manifesting, characterization, compliance with air, water, and waste permits.
  • Manage the interaction with government agencies during inspections, permitting, and routine meetings.


  • Bachelor’s degree in safety sciences or related field from four-year college or university Preferred.
  • Minimum of five years related experience and/or training.
  • Strong knowledge of OSHA / Cal OSHA regulations is required.
  • Strong knowledge in stormwater, Title V air regulations and permitting, NPDES, water sampling, CEERs, DOT hazardous waste, CA RCRA hazardous waste, Boiler MACT requirements, Air emission inventory, Green House Gas Reporting, and Toxic Release Inventory reporting.
  • Experience and commitment to developing and implementing a safety culture committed to risk reduction.
  • Experience involving components of Environmental compliance and related tasks, is preferred.
  • Training in basic hazardous waste, stormwater, and familiarity with permit requirements is an added plus.
  • Must maintain and carry a valid California Clean driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles including automobiles and trucks in accordance with company policy guidelines.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Travel Requirements

  • Position travels locally, usually within 100 miles one way.
  • Occasional travel to other company, vendor, and agency locations, will be required.

Physical Requirements: 

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit for long periods of time, and communicate.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or lift.
  • The employee is regularly required to use wrists and fingers to type for long periods of time.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • This position may perform tasks of a repetitive nature.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, or airborne particles. 
  • The employee is frequently exposed to vibration. 
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • This position requires wearing eye protection, hearing protection, safety shoes, hard hat, leather or rubber gloves, sleeve protection, leather aprons and face shields.


Planning & Organizing

Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.



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.


Motivation & Initiative

Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions as appropriate; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.


Ethics & Organizational Support

Works with integrity and ethically; Follows established policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organizational goals and values; Respects diversity.


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 instruction, 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.



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.  Understands that safety is the #1 most important, front-of-mind quality in work performance.



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



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