Vessel Operator

Bulk material loading

Posted on 5/14/2024



501-1,000 employees

World's largest producer of sustainable wood pellets


Entry, Junior

Chesapeake, VA, USA

  • High school diploma or able to complete GED requirements with six months of hire
  • Must demonstrate mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal job instructions
  • Proficient in mathematics and measurement
  • Team player demonstrated with past work experience or activities
  • Ability to work multiple shift schedules to support 24x7 operations
  • Ensure docking, undocking, and mooring process is completed safely
  • Line handling both in docking and undocking (pull, cleat, order of lines thrown)
  • Control room operations to ensure vessel is loading correctly (load rate, gate control, fine mitigation)
  • Operate heavy equipment on vessel – loaders, crane and ship loader operation
  • Complete man overboard training, shifting vessels requirements
  • Barge loading and system setup for limestone (Port of Chesapeake)
  • Receive pellets into the port, record data to ensure accurate billing
  • Ensure safety of scale area and that loads meet safety criteria
  • Keep scale and ramps clean and free of debris
  • Communicate in a professional, courteous manner with our supplier
  • Operate shuttle wagon as directed (Port of Wilmington)
  • Collect samples and test finished goods delivered by truck and/or rail
  • Maintain QA/QC records and follow Quality Standard Operating Procedures
  • Analyze equipment performance and make necessary adjustments and equipment changes to produce desired throughput and quality results
  • Keep area generally neat and orderly
  • Operate mobile equipment such as Bobcat and Lull to move dust collection bags
  • Keep area clean of accumulated dust
  • Follow all workplace and job safety procedures
  • Complete safety certification as required for the position
  • Communicate operational information as required
  • Enter maintenance work requests as applicable
  • Escalate issues promptly for proper resolution
  • Perform other duties as required and serve as a back-up resource as needed

Enviva is the global leader in the production of sustainable wood pellets, providing a vital renewable energy alternative to traditional fossil fuels. With a strong emphasis on environmentally conscious practices, Enviva contributes significantly to the energy transition and supports cleaner industries such as steel and cement. This company is an excellent choice for individuals passionate about sustainability and looking to join a team dedicated to making a significant impact on environmental preservation.

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