Port Vessel Operator at Enviva (Hampton Roads, VA)

| Hampton Roads, VA
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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.

Enviva is seeking a Vessel Operator to support our port 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 
  • CHE specific – barge loading and system setup for limestone 


  • Receive pellets into the port, record data to ensure accurate billing 
  • WIL specific – operator shuttle wagon as directed 
  • 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 


  • 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 


  • 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 

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.

More Information on Enviva
Enviva operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Bethesda, MD, Mobile, AL, Epes, AL, Cottondale, FL, Panama City, FL, Amory, MS, Lucedale, MS, Pascagoula, MS, Ahoskie, NC, Hamlet, NC, Northampton, NC, Wilmington, NC, Sampson, NC, Greenwood, SC, Chesapeake, VA and Franklin, VA. Enviva was founded in 2022. It has 605 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Stocked Kitchen. To see all 36 open jobs at Enviva, click here.
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