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Mobile Plant Operator

Covanta St. Petersburg 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.

Mobile Plant Operator position for our mobile metal processing plant that will be deployed to process ash from energy from waste (EfW) facilities primarily for the recovery of scrap metals and potentially for the recovery of its mineral fraction for reuse. This role will be remotely based and will require in excess of 50% travel.  The position will report into the Lead Mobile Plant Operator within Covanta Metals Management organization.

The Mobile Plant Operator’s primary responsibility is to support the day to day operations and maintenance of a mobile ash processing system that will be deployed at specific locations for approximately 2 to 6 months before being transported to a different location.  As directed by the Lead Operator, the role would require directing subcontractor labor in the day to day operations of the equipment.  The role would also require to periodically lead the plant operations when the Lead Operator isn’t available.  The role involves supporting the set-up and break-down of the mobile processing system at each location, and preparing the equipment for transport.  Experience with various material handling equipment, including, conveyors, crushing equipment, magnets and eddy current separators is important. Experience in operating front-end loaders, excavators and fork lifts is important

Position Requirements

High school diploma or GED equivalent.

A minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in one or more of these sectors is necessary - metal recovery, conveyors, earth movement/bulk material handling.

Experience and/or knowledge of metal recovery systems is desirable

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word) is desirable


Recommended skills

Scrap Metals
Bulk Material Handling
Front End (Automobile)
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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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