Enviva is hiring a

Pellet Mill Operator

Ahoskie, United States

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 Pellet Mill Operator is responsible for analyzing equipment performance and making necessary tooling and equipment changes to produce desired throughput and quality results.


  • Perform and document required inspections of equipment and maintain equipment in good condition 
  • Review work order specifications or instructions to determine materials, ingredients, procedures, extracting, forming, pressing and compacting materials to produce pellets. 
  • Adjust machine components to regulate speed, pressure and temperatures of machine, amount, dimensions and flow of materials and ingredients. 
  • Monitor machine operations and observes indicator lights and gauges, such as thermometers, voltage meters and timers to detect malfunctions. 
  • Perform/coordinate maintenance on equipment per job instructions.  
  • Perform/coordinate housekeeping to required standard.  
  • Maintain consistent production quality to required standard. 
  • Follow all workplace and job safety procedures.  
  • Complete accurate reporting as required.  
  • Communicate operational information as required.  
  • Enter maintenance work requests as applicable.  
  • Escalate issues promptly for proper resolution.


  • High school diploma or GED required.  
  • Two years previous manufacturing experience preferred. 
  • Must demonstrate mechanical aptitude. 
  • Proficient in mathematics and measurements 
  • Ability to read data and trends to make appropriate process adjustments. 
  • Proven record in upholding safety standards. 
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal job instructions. 

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.

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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