Industrial Painter (Alexandria EfW Facility)
Alexandria, VA 
Posted 1 day ago
Position No Longer Available
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Job Description
Industrial Painter (Alexandria EfW Facility)
Job ID10121
Alexandria, VA
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
Full-Time Regular
High School Diploma/GED
Minimum 3 Years

Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste ("EfW") facilities safely convert approximately 21 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle over 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 .

Information on our facilities is available at . For career opportunities, visit . 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.

EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability EEO is the Law Poster (The poster can be found at Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.


Safely perform several activities, including washing, basic rigging, paint prepping, painting, general maintenance, etc. on parts, steel, aluminum, and equipment for waste processing and generation facilities operating 24-hours per day, 7-days per week to improve plant preservation. The industrial painter must utilize a variety of techniques and tools in painting surfaces, so they must make an accurate selection from tools like spray equipment, airbrushes, stencils, rollers, and brushes. They are also responsible for prepping the substrate for paint. The industrial painter work also entails prioritizing work in order as needed, guaranteeing their own safety on the job by utilizing safety equipment and PPE, as well as performing cleaning and housekeeping of equipment and work area. Preferred candidate will be a qualified industrial painter capable of working closely with maintenance and operations teams in an industrial environment.

Daily activities

  • Perform "Power-Wash" and other pre-painting activities on parts in preparation for painting/fabrication
  • Apply a variety of industrial coatings to fabricated metal products
  • Utilize instrumentation to measure painting parameters to ensure compliance with OEM specifications
  • Responsible for the application of industrial coatings in confined spaces
  • Assist to appropriately rig large objects for the purpose of moving them in the process of applying the industrial coatings
  • Assist in the maintenance of a clean and safe work environment and observe good safety habits
  • Adhere to all OSHA and HazMat Procedures with respect to the storage and handling of materials in the area
  • Responsible for reporting malfunctions of equipment or processing to the supervisor.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work in a self-guided manner in the absence of supervision and demonstrate creativity, exercise sound judgment, and demonstrate initiative.
  • Report all personal injuries and EHS incidents and assist with both safety and environmental investigations.
  • Ensure a high standard of housekeeping is maintained in all assigned areas.
  • Requisition material and supplies from stockroom; call vendors to discuss needs for parts and supplies and recommend purchases and suppliers.

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities to:

  • Thorough knowledge of surface preparation to ensure proper coating adhesion and a basic understanding of paint equipment and paint-booth operation
  • Familiar with the various types of metal abrasive treatments such as media-blasting, chemical etching, Degreasers, etc.
  • Experienced in a wide range of industrial liquid coatings which may include multiple part & coat procedures in accordance with OEM (Originator Equipment Manufacturer) specifications.
  • Operate power hand tools and other specialized equipment
  • Be certified to operate different types of lifting equipment, JLGs, scissor lifts, work from man basket.
  • Ability to work at heights and trained in proper fall prevention & protection equipment
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently ascends or descends ladders, stairs, elevated walkways, ramps and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Frequently lifts or moves up to 25 pounds and occasionally lifts or moves up to 50 pounds.
  • Position requires working near and around operating mechanical parts and mobile equipment and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibrations.
  • Capable of wearing personal protective equipment, such as hearing protectors and respirators, as necessary.

Qualifications, Education, Training and Skills:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Three (3) years related experience as industrial or auto body painter.


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.

Furthermore, the company will provide qualified applicants and employees who request an accommodation due to a disability with reasonable accommodation, as required by law. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please contact the office of the VP, Diversity & Employee Engagement at: 862-345-5000.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
3 years
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