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Post Date 6/17/2019
Title Plant Engineer
City Franklin
State VA
About Enviva

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 biomass solutions. We are the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, which provide a low carbon alternative to fossil fuels.

Enviva is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland with operational headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina. The company owns and operates manufacturing facilities in Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Each location is home to a team of experts dedicated to managing safety, quality, and reliability while ensuring a seamless supply of renewable products that exceed customers’ expectations around the globe.

At Enviva, we value our people, our forests, and our communities. Together, we serve our customers with the professionalism of a global leader and the entrepreneurial spirit of a company that is redefining the future of renewable energy today.

Join us—and join a team with purpose.


Enviva is a seeking a Plant Engineer to solve manufacturing process constraints, determine and implement capital improvements to increase production, draft and implement preventive maintenance practices, and assist the plant leadership in driving continuous improvement in uptime, throughput and costs per production ton. The ideal candidate is willing and able to support operations on a 24 hour, 7-day week.

  • Trouble-shoots and problem solves manufacturing/production constraints.
  • Trouble-shoots and assists in the repair of broken equipment.
  • Plans, develops, and implements strategies to utilize Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) methods and procedures designed to reduce downtime, supply chain losses, minimize operating costs, and optimize the utilization of technicians, materials and assets.
  • Partners with manufacturing leadership and teams to deliver production targets and quality objectives.
  • Provide technical expertise to reduce mean time to repair (MTTR), reduce breakdown reoccurrences, and increase Mean Time between Failure (MTBF).
  • Creates and updates standard work documents (SOP’s) to develop and train maintenance, manufacturing operators, and Team Leaders.
  • Manages equipment change events and small projects to deliver new SOP’s, breakdown reduction, root cause analysis, as well as risks and hazards assessments.
  • Provides additional coordination of support services for machining, welding, electrical and miscellaneous contracted services.
  • Implements and leads other initiatives to comply with safety, good housekeeping, product quality and related regulatory requirements.
  • Willing to support the plant during unexpected events in the off hours and weekend if necessary.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Naval, Chemical, or Nuclear Engineering is preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience delivering reliability improvements in a fast changing 24/7 manufacturing environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills highly preferred.
  • Must be data-driven and possess a high level of attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of Process Mapping is preferred.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team leadership skills.
  • AutoCAD or Solid works is desirable.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint with the ability to learn other applications related to the job.
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