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Plant Engineer (Essex EfW facility)

Covanta Newark Full-Time
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Position Description

About Covanta: Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit URL blocked - click to apply .

Information on our facilities is available at URL blocked - click to apply . For career opportunities, visit URL blocked - click to apply . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Plant Engineer - Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide plant engineering and design support services for the Covanta Essex Facility.

Boiler Reliability Engineering:

Provide boiler outage inspection services for the Essex facility.

  • Plan, organize and execute boiler outage inspections

  • Serve as lead engineer for inspections during boiler outages

  • Prepare boiler outage Condition Assessment Reports

  • Compile and analyze inspection data 

  • Develop and revise standard specifications for boiler outage work scopes

  • Develop repair and capital improvement work scopes and cost estimates

Plant Operations Engineering:

  • Plant performance results engineering
  • Preparation of plant monthly performance reports
  • Boiler combustion controls engineering support
  • Identify areas for production improvement and cost optimization

Asset Improvement Project Engineering:
Provide engineering and design support for asset improvement project development and execution. 

Technical Standards:

Maintain the Covanta Technical Standards and Service Bulletins as required.

  • Prepare technical standards variance requests as required
  • Write and revise detail technical specifications for use by the Facility
  • Prepare Facility Change Notice (FCN) documents for the review and approval of facility changes or improvements. 

Position Requirements

Position Requirements 

This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills as it will interface with all levels of the organization. 

Candidates must be able to travel to other facilities, if needed, and have the ability to work in close conditions to accomplish proper inspections. 

Direct boiler experience preferred but not necessary. To be considered for this position, candidate must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience, and a bachelor’s degree in either mechanical or industrial engineering.



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Covanta: A world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy 

Covanta Corporation (NYSE: CVA), is a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy. Covanta is a proud recipient of the Energy Innovator Award from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Covanta’s 40+ Energy-from-Waste facilities provide communities and businesses around the world with an environmentally sound solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using waste to generate clean, renewable energy.

With corporate offices located in Morristown, NJ, as well as facilities in 18 US states and 2 Canadian provinces, Covanta provides several opportunities for early career and experienced professionals in technical, non-technical and business areas across North America.

Our employees are committed to health and safety, community responsibility, and the pursuit of excellence. In building and maintaining our workforce, we are guided by our talent-management strategy and the overall vision and direction of the company. 

Our goal is to recruit and retain individuals interested in carrying out our commitment to excellence and fully embrace our working guidelines, which include maintaining safe working environments that foster professional development, provide a platform for innovation, and promote diversity and creativity. We encourage and reward our employees by offering competitive benefits, training, recognition, and career development opportunities. 

If you are looking to make a difference in your career as well as the communities we serve in, take the first step by visiting www.covanta.com

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