Back Plant Operator (Montgomery EfW Facility)
Dickerson, MD 
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description
Back Plant Operator (Montgomery EfW Facility)
Job ID10289
Dickerson, MD
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
Full-Time Regular
High School Diploma/GED
Less than 1 year

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 Information on our facilities is available at For career opportunities, visit Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Located at our Montgomery, MD facility, we seek a dedicated individual who will be responsible for the operation/maintenance of the residue equipment, smooth, safe efficient operation of overhead refuse cranes, and general housekeeping issues associated with the equipment and site. Individual will assist the other operators during plant upset or any non-typical conditions as they arise during shift. Duties include safe and efficient operation of the assigned equipment in accordance with established plant operating procedures.

Managing, stacking and monitoring refuse in the pit and ensuring the continuous availability of fuel in the furnace charging hoppers, performing daily crane preventative maintenance and checks. Conduct proper refuse pit management according to directives and best practices. Maintains a clean, orderly and safe work area. Performs other duties as directed by the Shift Supervisor and keeps the Shift Supervisor informed of all activities.

Position requires a High School Diploma or equivalent. General mechanical aptitude with ability and dexterity necessary to use hand and power tools associated with operation maintenance. Basic understanding and experience in operating heavy equipment. Individual will be required to complete the necessary training in order for him/her to operate the refuse crane and stand in for the Auxiliary Operator. Complies with all health and safety policies, procedures and regulations.

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
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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