Process Improvement & Reliability Engineer

Drive process improvements and reliability at Enviva for a renewable energy future. Join as a Process Improvement & Reliability Engineer in a global energy company.

Raleigh, United States  UTC-05:00   On-site   Full Time   501-1000   28 days 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 Process Improvement & Reliability Engineer is responsible for manufacturing process improvements that drive new performance levels by improving throughput and reducing variation, improve reliability of the equipment and generate more consistency and uptime at a reduce cost.


  • Execute assigned process improvement projects in alignment with site priorities
  • Support capital project development and implementation through collecting, developing and analyzing technical information and data
  • Serve as first point of contact for diagnosing and troubleshooting site process related issues
  • Implement corrective actions related to safety and process in alignment with site priorities and in accordance with Management of Change (MOC) process
  • Develop a thorough understanding of all factors and conditions that impact the processes, product, and equipment reliability (including environmental impacts).
  • Identify performance gaps and implement equipment and process changes for mechanical and electrical issues.
  • Create and maintain procedures in accordance with OEMS standards.
  • Utilize project management skills to manage simultaneous improvement projects
  • Analyze problems and implement solutions using critical thinking skills and focused improvement methods.
  • Incorporate creative thinking into the problem-solving approach to identify unique and different ways to improve quality and consistency.
  • Work closely with the maintenance, COE, and other plant teams to create solutions that can be applied consistently company wide.
  • Contribute to the plant safety program.
  • Key contact with Regional CI resources on continuous improvement initiatives


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • 4-7 years of manufacturing experience, preferably in wood or paper industry
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, work under pressure, and meet deadlines; willingness to respond to after hour calls regarding processes and equipment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications - What Will Set You Apart

  • Prior experience with LEAN manufacturing, FMEA, Process Hazards Analysis and/or Process Control Systems
  • Prior experience in analyzing, estimating, and planning capital expenditures
  • Familiarity with heavy industrial equipment
  • Industrial experience in continuous flow process or similar industry where work outage planning is 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

Apr 29, 2024

Full Time


Oct 18, 2024


Raleigh, United States

4-7 years


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