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COVANTA - Utility Operator

COVANTA - Utility Operator

Who we are

For more than 40 years, Covanta has been at the forefront of sustainable materials management, providing companies and communities world-class waste and resource solutions.

Through our diverse and scalable full-service capabilities, we’re leading the charge to a carbon-negative future—reducing, reusing, recycling and reimagining waste for the benefit of both people and planet.

Our differentiator comes from our vast ecosystem of technology, facilities, and partnerships, trusted by the world’s largest organizations to solve their most pressing environmental challenges, and achieve their most ambitious environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals.

All that we’re missing is you.  Join us today!!

Our values

Diversity, inclusivity, engagement—these are the values that help us foster a strong sense of community within Covanta. By embracing the unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our employees, we cultivate an environment that embraces teamwork, encourages open dialogue, and provides opportunities for growth.

About the role

The duties of the Utility Operator includes the upkeep, maintenance & operation of plant equipment. Responsibilities consist of operating various Mobile Equipment, including Front End Loaders, Fork Trucks and Skid Steers, and the cleaning, grounds keeping, and light maintenance of facility wide equipment.

Position Requirements: 

The Utility Operator will work under the direction of the Profiled Waste Supervisor, Maintenance Superintendent, Chief Engineer or Shift Supervisors. Assignments will include, but are not limited to PM maintenance tasks, assist with and perform minor equipment repair work, perform cleanup work, and the operation of mobile equipment and various other tasks.

This position will be required to work rotating shifts, as well as standard and/or non-standard shifts including holidays, resulting from unusual operating conditions, major overhauls or the need to back fill for vacancies created by plant conditions. Utility Operations will work on other equipment and systems throughout the Facility, as deemed necessary.

Candidate must have good mechanical aptitude and a High School Diploma or equivalent.

Related military/technical training and/or previous power or industrial experience is a plus.

Physical strength to lift 50 pounds and carry it a distance of 100 yards. Ability to climb ladder and work in overhead positions requiring harness and safety line. Mechanical aptitude to use hand tools to do minor maintenance.

Our DEI Commitment

Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer, has developed an Affirmative Action Program (AAP), and will not discriminate against any qualified applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability (including perceived disability, physical, mental, and/or intellectual disabilities), veteran status, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Please note that Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : High School

Experience Level : Entry Level

Job Function : General

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