Regional Reliability Engineer (1) - Maintenance & Reliability Group - Location f
West Wareham, MA 
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Job Description
Regional Reliability Engineer (1) - Maintenance & Reliability Group - Location flexibility
Job ID8742
West Wareham, MA
Maintenance and Reliability
Full-Time Regular
Bachelors Degree
Minimum 5 Years

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 .

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.

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The Regional Reliability Engineer (RRE) is a new role created with a goal to improve the preventative maintenance program and be an agent of change. You will get an opportunity to work closely with the EfW facility operations teams in the region and corporate. We are looking for someone with an aspiration to learn quickly and grow with the role.

The role can be based at or near our plants in MA, CT or Long Island; with preferred locations being West Wareham, MA (SEMASS EfW facility) or Westbury, NY (Hempstead EfW facility).

Working under the direction of the Director of Reliability, you will have responsibility of identifying, managing, and solving asset reliability problems that adversely affect Region, Facility or Business performance. A key role of the RRE is to take ownership of the Preventive and Predictive Maintenance (PPM) program and through this leadership position facilitate required Condition Based Maintenance activities. This role includes development of Standard Maintenance Procedures and CMMS oversight for the Region.

The RRE must have proven reliability & maintenance experience, be a good team player, and an effective communicator. The ability to troubleshoot machinery problems and provide practical solutions will be beneficial to success in this role. A requirement of the role is to hold or achieve Vibration Level 2 Certification (within 12 months of hire date).

Key Deliverables:

Maximize Uptime

One of the fundamental roles of the RRE is to track asset condition in the Region, identify performance issues, and communicate/facilitate actions in the field. It is key that the RRE partner with the Facilities based O&M teams to prioritize actions and ensure timely resolution of identified issues. This scope includes identification and full utilization of spare parts.

Risk Identification and Mitigation

The RRE is to identify and aid Facility based O&M teams in mitigating / resolve production risks in alignment with Covanta's strategic objectives is Safety, Environmental Compliance, and Achieving Production results. Tools and methods to be used by the RRE include:

- Simplified Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

- Root Cause Analysis

- Vibration Analysis

- Lubrication & other NDE methods

Regional CMMS Champion

Included in the role of the RRE is ownership of the PPM program for the Region. With this responsibility the RRE must become knowledgeable and fully functional using Covanta CMMS. With these skills the RRE will work directly with Facility resources to update and improve PPM jobs.

Capital Projects

Covanta utilizes Capital Projects to replace and improve Facility production assets. The RRE plays an important role in supporting projects through equipment selection and technical analysis. The goal for the RRE is to ensure installed assets meet production needs, so frequently the RRE will be engaged in design, field execution, and commissioning of new installations. Historical equipment performance, lowest cost of ownership, and full utilization of spare parts inventory are methods that RRE should be knowledgeable and be able to apply.

Continuous Improvement (CI)

Continuous Improvement is a key aspect of Covanta's operational philosophy, the expectation is that the RRE will participate and lead CI teams (when assigned). Lean and Six Sigma methodology will be utilized by the RRE to implement these type projects. A Black Belt Champion will be assigned to support the project and provide training.

Other Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical support to Operations, Maintenance, and Technical personnel.
  • RRE will actively lead simplified RCM programs and support Facilities with PPM optimization.
  • Applies Continuous improvement philosophy to improve safety and environmental conditions in the workplace, eliminate redundant work practices, and identify areas for energy savings.
  • Perform PPM audits and statistical analysis of maintenance, machinery, and operations to identify and address reliability issues.
  • Complete assigned projects as required.
  • Actively engaged in the installation, commissioning, and start-up of Facility rotating assets. This includes gathering start up vibration data and machinery temperatures and pressures.
  • Lead Root Cause Analysis in Region and travel to other Regions to lead RCA as assigned.
  • Be a technical resource to Facility personnel for machinery questions and troubleshooting. Includes but not limited to vibration analysis/interpretation; bearing replacements technical support, shaft alignment, repair recommendations, and oil analysis reviews.
  • Applies Replace versus Repair Value analysis as part of machinery evaluation.
  • Provides input to Risk Management studies so to determine Production and Facility Risk
  • Professionally and systematically defines, designs, develops, monitors, and refines an asset based maintenance plan that includes:
    • Value-added maintenance tasks
    • Effective Utilization of predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies to identify inherent reliability problems.

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent. Maritime, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in facility or plant environment. Ideally in a plant, maintenance or reliability engineering role
  • Experienced working in Industrial setting (Chemical, Industrial Gas, Power Plants, or Energy from Waste) and can read P&ID, engineering drawings, and engineering standards
  • Basic understanding of rotating equipment and proper maintenance techniques required
  • Vibration Level 2 Certified (or the ability to pass the exam within 12 months) is required
  • Certified by Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (CMRP), preferred
  • Experienced in Root Cause Analysis methodologies and application
  • Knowledgeable in Data analysis techniques such as:
    • Statistical Process Control
    • Fault tree
    • Fishbone
    • Weibull
    • Six Sigma (DMAIC)
  • Trained or experience with:
    • Detail work/job planning
    • Inventory - critical inventory
  • Strong report writing (documentation) skills
  • Motivated, self-starter with a desire to improve Production Reliability
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the company
  • Flexible to travel throughout Region

Physical Demands

  • Able to work in an operating facility wearing OSHA required PPE (as required).
  • Able to climb steps and ladders
  • Able to travel to Facilities by airplane, train, or car.
  • Travel 40% to 60% depending on plant priorities


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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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