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Facility Manager (Lake)

Covanta Okahumpka Full-Time
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Position Description

Covanta is a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy. Covanta's 45 Energy-from-Waste (EfW) 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. Covanta is a listed company under the symbol CVA.

Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into 9 million megawatt hours of clean renewable electricity and almost 9 billion pounds of steam that are sold to a variety of industries. Covanta's facilities also recover 400,000 tons of metal per year for recycling.

To learn more about how Covanta's facilities provide sustainable waste management for the communities it serves, 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.

The Plant Manager is responsible for leading and directing the “end to end” waste processing operations in Okahumpka, Florida. The Okahumpka, Fl  plant thermally treats various types of waste (municipal, industrial, profile, etc.), operates significant material handling equipment, performs metal recovery, power generation and is staffed by approximately 35 non-union employees. Manufacturing takes place 24/7, with rotating shift schedules. The facility Manager is a strong advocate for our environmental and safety efforts while developing long-term positive relationships with the local community.

The plant is one of the facilities supporting the Covanta Waste Business, a $1.8 billion revenue. The site has experienced continuing growth of its processing activities and is strategic to the business's growth plans. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
• Ensure safe and environmentally responsible operations at the site.
• Oversee and promote effective Health, Safety, and Environmental programs and practices. 
• Lead site operations to consistently meet or exceed business objectives and Annual Operating Plan targets. 
• Develop and execute strategy for the site to increase operational discipline/accountability, productivity, quality, reliability, employee engagement/retention. 
• Champion use of Six Sigma/Lean tools in driving plant improvement to develop and implement strategic initiatives relative to inventory, capacity utilization, and growth opportunities to deliver business results and drive maturity beyond current level.
• Maintain cost effectiveness through aggressive productivity and asset management. 
• Improve and develop organization capabilities through effective performance management and planning/utilization of human and capital resources.
• Drive cultural change, accountability, and continuous improvement mindset throughout the organization. 
• Develop and maintain effective site leadership team. Motivate the team to encourage personal and professional growth by setting goals and objectives for all functional areas of the plant. 
• Develop relationships to improve performance with key Clients. 
• Build positive working relationships within the global organization and serve as point-of-contact for broader Company initiatives. 
• Champion programs to address employee satisfaction, employee training, communications, technology transfer, process improvement and departmental structure to support operating and strategic goals. 
• Represent Covanta in local government, community, and industry groups.

.Coordinates all outages and maintenance planning including utilizing regional and corporate resources when necessary to maximize effectiveness.

Position Requirements

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or related field.
• Minimum of 10 years of progressive manufacturing experience. 
• Minimum 7 years supervisory/management experience in a manufacturing environment

Preferred Qualifications
• Previous management experience in a specialty chemical plant, environment with significant material handling, coal fired power plant or equivalent.
• Chemical or Mechanical Engineering degree preferred 
• Proven leadership skills as a team player/builder and a driver of value-added results. 
• In-depth knowledge of manufacturing operations, project planning, cost control and program management. 
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to influence others and interact effectively with all levels of the organization.
• Experience in use of Six Sigma tools, with Lean, Black belt or Green belt certification preferred. 
• Proven track record of success in implementing HS&E programs and business initiatives.
• Strong internal and external communication and team-building skills. 
• Ability to energize and develop all levels of the organization. 
• Diversity awareness. 
• Experience in building (re-building) process/systems focused structure.



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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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