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.

The Control Room Operator is responsible for monitoring the status of all plant systems on a continuous basis. The operator will respond to alarms by taking appropriate corrective actions and procedures and ensure that the plant meets it’s generating requirements while operating in a safe and efficient manner. 

Responsibilities

  • Operate plant functions from the control room.
  • Manage chip feed system, fuel feed system, furnace, drier system, secondary sizing and pellet presses.
  • Act as overall contact for plant operations.
  • Manage and monitor various levels and feed rated to ensure continuous plant operation.
  • Monitor spark detection equipment.
  • Multi-task with equipment alarms and radio commands/communication.
  • Operate computers, monitors and corrects operational values.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal job instructions.
  • Be a team player; work well with others.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and written procedures.
  • Be productive and stay on task with little or no supervision.
  • Knowledge of plant hazards and approaches to protecting both personnel and equipment.
  • Experience using basic hand tools.
  • Basic computer skills; experience in the use of personal computers and software applications
  • Must possess basic math skills.

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, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.

EEO Statement

Enviva is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity (EEO) in any term, condition or privilege of employment. Enviva does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, uniform service member, genetic information or any other status protected by law. Enviva complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we operate.

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