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Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC MFP - UKSM - Superintendent, Planer in Ukiah, California

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.

Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC (MFP) is looking for an experienced Superintendent to join our Ukiah, CA sawmill Planer team. The successful candidate will Manage the production requirements and various aspects of planning-mill, sawmill and/or dry kiln operations and its employees in a safe and effective business manner.

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.

  • Meets with management daily to review current issues, production goals, quality standards, and to obtain information to allow for the successful fulfillment of customer needs, both internal and external

  • Regularly reviews with employee’s production progression, quality goals, and to identify supply needs

  • Manages multiple activities by establishing priorities that provide for continuous process improvement and support of the facility’s business objectives

  • Coordinates production activities to obtain optimum utilization of human capital, machines, and equipment with full operational knowledge

  • Maintains a safe working environment in and around the manufacturing facility

  • Regularly works with Supervisors to ensure activities support operational needs and activities

  • Works with Sawmill Operations Manager to establish short- and long-term objective and plans for completion of approved goals

  • Develops in concert with Sawmill Operations Manager budget annually, and works to attain budgetary plans

  • Coaches employees for attainment of personal and professional objectives

  • Develops, maintains, and distributes management, and production reports as required

  • Directly and indirectly supervises team leaders, and hourly production and laborer employees at the sawmill facility

  • Coaches employees for attainment of Company and individual goals and objectives in accordance with Company guidelines, and performance management system

  • Supervisory responsibilities include but are not limited to interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Technical field and a minimum of 5 years’ experience managing in a sawmill or planer mill operations

  • Must possess a high proficiency in Westren Wood Products Association (WWPA) and Redwood Inspection Service (RSI) grading rules.

  • WWPA Master Lumberman certification preferred

  • In lieu of a college education, 10 years of relevant experience is required.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public

  • Knowledge of Database software; Manufacturing software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software

  • Must maintain a valid California driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines.

  • Proficient skill level in Outlook, Power Point and MS Excel, Word, Project, Access, and Office

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, stand; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, couch or crawl

  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • May spend up to 75% of time reviewing operations inside the mill

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee will split his/her time between a typical mill office environment and the mill floor

  • The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles while on the mill floor.

  • The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals

  • The noise level in the office environment is usually moderate while the noise level in the mill dictates the necessity for hearing protection when working on the mill floor

  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception and ability to adjust focus and communicate

  • This position frequently requires eye protection, hearing protection, leather or rubber gloves, safety vest, safety shoes, hard hat and fall protection as required



Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.


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.

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.


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.

Managing People

Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; makes self-available to staff; provides regular performance feedback/ develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); fosters quality focus in others, improves processes; products and services; continually works to improve supervisory skills.


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 & Security

Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions.

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

ID: 2021-1883

External Company URL:

Street: 850 Kunzler Ranch Road

Post End Date: 3/17/2021