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Requisition Number 17-0235
Post Date 8/1/2017
Title Maintenance Planner
City Franklin
State VA
About Enviva

Enviva combines earth’s oldest renewable energy source with 21st Century technology to make wood pellets — a sustainable, cost-efficient and essential complement to wind and solar power. According to experts, generating electricity with wood pellets instead of coal reduces greenhouse gas emissions by about 80 percent. And wood pellets can provide uninterrupted power at any time, at large scale and at comparatively low cost.

Enviva was founded in 2004 with a clear purpose in mind: We wanted to develop a cleaner energy alternative to fossil fuels. Today, we are the world’s largest wood pellet producer, with the capacity to make more than 2 million tons in 2016. We manufacture pellets at six facilities in the American South and supply them to electric utilities in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Enviva is bringing badly needed economic growth to rural communities across the South, creating hundreds of new jobs and pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into the Southern economy. We produce wood pellets with sustainable practices that protect Southern forests. And wood pellets reliably produce electricity at power plants across Europe, regardless of whether the wind is blowing or the sun is shining.

At Enviva, our job is more than making pellets. We work for lower emissions, healthy forests and strong communities.


The Maintenance Planner will be responsible for the planning & scheduling of routine, preventative, predictive and outage related E & I and mechanical maintenance activities. The Planner supports the team members to achieve maximum facility availability in a safe, efficient, and cost effective manner within all environmental, regulatory and safety standards. This involves directing the planning of Maintenance activities and the coordination of the necessary resources to accomplish that objective. The incumbent supports the Maintenance Manager in the development, implementation and administration of the maintenance strategy to achieve the objectives identified in the Business Plan. The position is responsible to ensure all aspects of employee safety including implementation of safe work practices and promoting safety awareness.

  • Approach all work order planning with the understanding that safety is the #1 priority.
  • Receiving, reviewing and ensuring accuracy and completeness of all requests for plant work and then going out into the plant and planning the work.
  • Developing and drafting written maintenance plans that clearly communicate the work scope and maximize the job productivity for the work force employees.
  • Determining and arranging for materials, parts and special tools or equipment required to perform work order scope and making sure they are available before scheduling the work.
  • Coordinating maintenance planning activities and reviewing work orders with the appropriate personnel to assure safety and mutual agreement and understanding, arranging for LOTO.
  • Operations, maintaining liaison among departments to coordinate maintenance planning activities.
  • Provides fast response for support to plant operations as needed.
  • High School Diploma required. Technical school coursework preferred with five (6) years of relevant work experience
  • Associate’s or Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study with four (4) years of relevant work experience desired
  • Can coordinate and prioritize purchasing, planning, and maintenance work with production requirements
  • Proven ability to interpret and administer policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff
  • Must be a self-starter, team player and multi-tasker
  • Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Willing to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends, and holidays if necessary


  • 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.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
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