Area Manager, Woodyard

Lead as Area Manager, Woodyard in North Carolina, United States. Ensure safety, quality, production targets, and continuous improvement in wood manufacturing. STEM degree, 5 years manufacturing experience, leadership skills required.

North Carolina, United States  UTC-05:00   On-site   Full Time   501-1000   2 months ago

About Enviva

Company Overview

Enviva Inc.

Bethesda, Maryland, USA


Business Model

Biomass Energy

Production and sale of industrial wood pellets. Enviva Inc. is the world's largest producer of wood pellets used for energy production.

Sales through long-term contracts with customers in the UK 🇬🇧, EU 🇪🇺, and Japan 🇯🇵

Locations & Geography

Operates in multiple US states with exports to the UK, EU, and Japan

Company Culture

Focused on sustainable wood bioenergy and reducing carbon footprint

Emphasizes safety, sustainability, and diversity

Committed to career development and continuous improvement

Activities & Projects

Construction of the world's largest wood pellet plant in Epes, Alabama

Advancements in pellet production technology and sustainability initiatives

Responsible sourcing and forest management practices, including a proprietary Track & Trace® system to ensure supply chain transparency

Career Opportunities

Various roles in engineering, operations, and administration

Competitive benefits including healthcare, retirement plans, and professional development programs

Contact Information

LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Careers at 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 bioenergy solutions. We are the world’s largest producer of sustainable wood pellets, which provide a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Area Manager foresees anything that hinders his/her area from performing at the highest level. The Area Manager maintains a stock of spare parts, tools, foreseeing what is needed if something goes wrong and anything critical needed that affects his/her area of production. Using critical thinking skills, the AM will improve upon anything in his/her area to increase production and reduce cost. The manager will ensure that all employees under his/her direct supervision receive the best knowledge to perform their duties to the highest level of satisfaction an in the safest possible way.


  • Responsible for ensuring a safe working environment.
  • Responsible for ensuring process and product quality metrics are met.
  • Responsible for meeting volume targets.
  • Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as necessary.
  • Provide training and development to team members in the area.
  • Responsible for ensuring proper maintenance program in place.
  • Responsible for all tooling and cost of tooling.
  • Responsible for driving continuous improvement efforts.
  • Responsible for staffing his/her area


  • Associates or college degree in a STEM field of study or equivalent experience required.
  • 5 years working in a manufacturing environment required. Wood industry experience preferred.
  • 2 years leadership experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical motors, pumps, fans, blowers, and conveyors required.
  • Ability to perform root cause analysis (RCA) required.
  • Familiarity with lean manufacturing and process improvement techniques and principles required.

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, FMLA 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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About the role

Mar 29, 2024

Full Time


Sep 28, 2024


North Carolina, United States

Mid-Senior level


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