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 Material Handling Specialist is responsible for the logistical movement of raw and finished production through the operational process on assigned shifts. Operates equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures and safety/quality standards.


  • Operate raw material scales to weigh incoming and out-going log trucks
  • Drive heavy industrial equipment such as Front End Loaders to unload log trucks and load logs into production equipment and log storage areas
  • Drive locomotive engine to locate empty and full rail cars along rail spurs
  • Fill rail cars with finished product
  • Monitor and adjust wood yard control room operating parameters to ensure target safety, quality, and productivity targets
  • Use Quality Control (QC) lab equipment to conduct and record Statistical Process Control (SPC) checks on in-process material and finished productions
  • Inspect equipment and inform appropriate point of contact of potentially unsafe and/or improperly operating equipment
  • Make recommendations for improving plant safety, uptime, quality, energy consumption, and other operational metrics


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Minimum 3 years of previous industry experience with Front Loaders.
  • Previous heavy industrial equipment driving license or certification is a plus; internal company certification required

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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