The Enviva team is driven by our shared vision for a renewable energy future. We are a fast-growing, purpose-driven, global energy company specializing in delivering sustainable wood bioenergy solutions. We are the world’s largest producer of sustainable wood pellets, which provide a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels.

Enviva is seeking a Crane Operator who will be responsible for unloading logs from log delivery trucks, storing longs in a stack under the portal cane and feeding logs to the log processing line. 

  • Load and unload bundles from trucks using portal crane.
  • Inspect and adjust crane mechanisms and lifting accessories in order to prevent malfunctions and damage.
  • Move levers (with both hands), depress foot petals (with both feet) and turn dials to operate crane, or other moving equipment for lifting, moving and placing loads.
  • Monitor logs being fed into the de-barker drum and notify chipper operator of any problems (i.e. hung up logs, jams, etc.).
  • Lubricate crane parts in adherence with manufacturer and company recommendations.
  • Maintain contact with Area Mill Manager and coworkers.
  • General housekeeping during down time to include shoveling, sweeping and hosing to clean area.
  • Adhere to all plant environmental, health and safety guidelines, policies and practices
  • Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to detect visually and to possibly remove or eject in-feed logs for embedded rocks or other saw damaging debris.
  • Log grading ability.
  • Stay in seated position at approximate 30-degree angle for long periods of time without a break (up to four hours at a time).
  • Ability to be bounced around by the vibration of crane.
  • Skilled in crane operations or comparable heavy machinery operations experience.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and work from high elevations.

Qualifications

  • Complete understanding of log loading/handling equipment to include but not limited to the Wagner (one-bite) log loader, Volvo wheel loader, crane, chipper and on-site forklifts.
  • Working knowledge of the log yards layout and proper log sorting ability.
  • Working knowledge of the green chain, lumber package storage.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • At least 1 year months experience in operating earth-moving or other heavy equipment.
  • 12 months experience in operating material moving, loading or unloading equipment.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 1 year of experience inspection material moving equipment.
  • At least 1 year of experience in crane operation in construction, manufacturing or repair setting.
  • At least 1 year of experience performing safety inspections in manufacturing or industrial setting.
  • OSHA 10 General Industry Certification and ability to pass Enviva-generated hazard recognition test.

Working conditions

  • Must be able to work in outdoor environments and occasionally in temperatures above 100 degrees and below 32 degrees 
  • Willing and able to work in a hot, humid, cold and noisy industrial environment 
  • Willing and able to maintain strict adherence to safety rules and regulations, to include wearing safety equipment.

Physical requirements

  • Willing and able to perform tasks such as lifting, walking, climbing, stooping, standing, pushing and/or pulling for up to twelve (12) hours a day
  • Willing and able to work around moving equipment and machinery
  • Willing and able to pull and lift, up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.

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