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Training Specialist (Miami)

Covanta Miami 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.

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We are looking for an on-site Training Specialist for the Miami, FL Energy-from-Waste facility. As our dedicated Training Specialist, you have a key role to play in the technical training and development of our workforce.

Reporting to the Facility Manager, you will be responsible for facilitating the site-specific development and implementation of the Covanta technical training and qualification program. This job reports to the Facility Manager.

Key Areas of Responsibility include:

Technical Training

  • As identified through facility employee development planning or Company initiatives, organize, develop, and/or conduct classroom training covering technical fundamentals and/or specialized systems, task, and/or procedural training;

  • Prepare or assist in the preparation and training of new or revised facility-specific operating procedures or guidelines;

  • Review, and as necessary, revise, update, or discard existing courses, materials, and programs;

  • Provide hands-on, field qualification training to augment the efforts of facility supervisors and/or others responsible to provide training;

  • Conduct training and certification examinations as mandated by federal, state, or local requirements at specific facilities;

  • Assist in various training related projects that may occasionally be required by the Facility (i.e. organize, manage, and as appropriate, conduct training);

  • Complete training goals as outlined in the annual goals;

  • Support, as needed, the Facility Manager, Regional Training with assigned collateral duties;

Other Duties

  • Maintain the necessary level of oversight and support to facilitate compliance with Company training requirements as reflected in the Minimum Technical and Safety Training Requirements (TS-205);
  • Facilitate effective management of the Operator Qualification Program (OQP) for assigned facilities. This includes the identification of tasks and coordination of resources necessary to affect continued program development, on-going field implementation, document revision, and facility personnel training;
  • Act as GPiLEARN+ Learning Management System administrator and facility support representative;

  • Integrate and coordinate with other facility support personnel, (i.e. Safety, Health, and Environmental);

  • Establish and maintain communications with facility management team members;

  • Periodically perform evaluations of  individual training program implementation and usage, (including record keeping, course maintenance, employee skill levels, and certification/licensing);

  • Spearhead annual development planning (Individual Development Plans/Department Training Plans)

  • Participate in development/review of environmental and safety Root Cause Analyses, and inclusion of results into training programs as necessary;

  • Prepare or assist in the preparation and/or revisions of operating procedures, manuals, and guidelines for the facilities;

  • Participate in periodic Facility sponsored meetings, training sessions, workshops, or conferences;

  • Prepare periodic training reports as required for distribution to Facility Management;

  • Complete annually assigned training goals.

  • Coordinate training schedule with department managers to maintain compliance with all training requirements

  • Coordinate and develop an in-house QRO library and training outline to allow development of plant personnel

  • Ability to work different shift schedules to allow for training of personnel during on coming and off going shifts.        

Position Requirements


  • HS Diploma & one or more of the following:

    • A degree in any of the following areas:

      • Physical Science

      • Engineering (Environmental, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Electrical)

    • Advanced education (60 credits) covering these areas:

      • Advanced Math, Chemistry, Fluid dynamics, Thermodynamics, Material science, Combustion

    • Power related military experience

    • Technical School Certification in the power generation field 

Note: The above educational requirements (except HS diploma) may be satisfied by the following experience requirements:


  • 5 years of acceptable power plant (or equivalent industry) experience (Control Room Operator minimum):

    • Operations/Maintenance

    • Boilers & Fuel Combustion

    • Turbines & Generators

    • Electrical Distribution

    • Instrumentation

    • Rotating Equipment (pumps, motors, etc.)

    • Environmental

 Certification & Licensing

  • ASME QRO Provisional certification preferred (site specific certification a plus)

  • Any state licensing, teaching credentials


  • Self-directed, needs minimum supervision; possess the ability to plan and schedule individual work assignments in accordance with department and personal goals

  • PC skills - MS Office (Word/PowerPoint/Excel), Computer Based Training and Learning Management Systems

  • Good oral communication skills and the ability to identify, develop, organize, set-up and conduct interactive classroom training sessions

  • Behavior skills to include:

    • Demonstrated ability to effectively interface with higher level managers

    • Goal oriented

    • The ability to act diplomatically and reasonably under all conditions

    • Demonstrated high ethical conduct




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Training Specialist (Miami)
Estimated Salary: $110K
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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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