An opportunity for locals to submit job applications for Drax Biomass will be given at a job fair April 10.

The job fair, which will be held from noon until 7 p.m. at the Bastrop Municipal Center, will target filling the following positions at the company's Bastrop location:

Central Control Operators

Hammermill Operators

Hammermill Utility Operators

Pelletizing Operators

Wood Yard Debarker-Chipper Line Operators

Wood Yard LogCrane Operators

Wood Yard Utility Operators

Candidates must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or a GED certification or equivalent. A two-year vocational/technical degree is preferred, plus a minimum of two years of industrial experience. Candidates must be willing to work rotating shifts and holidays and work well with team members.

Drax Biomass is currently building a wood pellet facility in Bastrop and a Louisiana storage-and-shipping facility at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge. The Bastrop project will create 54 new direct jobs to support the Bastrop wood pellet facility, where pellets are produced and transferred to the facility in Port Allen, near Baton Rouge. Pellets are then shipped to the company’s U.K. energy facilities for use in generating renewable power.

Drax Biomass was established to develop and operate manufacturing facilities to produce wood pellets from sustainable biomass for onward use in the generation of renewable power. With an experienced team of energy industry professionals and a scalable production model, Drax Biomass is poised to lead the way in strategic, sustainable wood pellet production in the U.S. Drax Power, the sister company, is a major electricity supplier in the U.K. and currently generates enough power to meet 7 percent of the U.K.’s electricity needs. As a replacement for coal, Drax Biomass manufactured wood pellets provide the means to significantly reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

For a complete listing of open positions at Drax Biomass, visit Drax Biomass is a drug- and tobacco-free facility.