Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Sawfiler / Bench

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2024-3395


Sawfiler Bench Needed on Swing Shift!

Hourly Rate $28.65


The Sawfitter will assist the Saw Filers with inspecting and repairing saws and machine centers in a safe and productive manner.


Humboldt Sawmill Company LLC, 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 Humboldt Sawmill Companies corporate culture. The company is one of the largest suppliers of redwood lumber in the world. Humboldt Sawmill Company 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.


  • Assist the Saw Filers with inspecting, installing and fitting saws.
  • Assist the Saw Filers with adjusting, operating, maintaining, and repairing saw sharpening equipment.
  • Use power tools and related hand tools to assist with Saw Filer duties.
  • Assist in the sharpening and balancing of chipper knifes and fitting ring saws.
  • Assist in completing duties as directed by the Saw Filers
  • Keep work areas clean



  • One-year certificate from college or technical school preferred.
  • Minimum of three years related experience and/or training preferred.
  • Previous saw and knife grinding experience and/or training a plus.
  • Must maintain and carry a valid California driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles, including automobiles and trucks, in accordance with company policy guidelines
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Basic Algebra and Geometry
  • To perform this position successfully, an individual should have basic computer skills and knowledge of software
  • 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.

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit, 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 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.
  • Competencies        


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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