Auxiliary/Boiler Operator - Power Plant
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Lorton, VA  / Dickerson, MD 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Job Description

Position Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Shift Supervisor, the Auxiliary Operator will be responsible for the operation and inspection of various systems and equipment as assigned. Normally, their assigned areas will include the boilers and associated systems such as fans, grates, air pollution control equipment, ash systems and water treatment equipment.


Key Responsibilities

  • Recording data on systems around the Plant.
  • Reporting equipment malfunctions; including identifying trends.
  • Respond to the direction of Control Room/Supervisor to correct operating conditions.
  • Operating the refuse cranes and various pieces of heavy equipment such as forklifts and front end loaders.



  • GED/HS Diploma
  • 1+ years previous experience with high pressure boilers and electric generating equipment or industrial process equipment as found in a refinery, chemical processing facilities or related industry
  • Water treatment/chemistry experience is a plus
  • Heavy equipment experience is a plus.


Physical Demands:

  • Walk, stand, sit, climb and be able to handle temperature changes including extreme heat
  • Be able to lift/carry 50lbs
  • Qualify to wear a full face respirator.


Shift Work: : 5 shifts on, 2 shifts off, 2 shifts on, 5 shifts off, rotating 12-hour days/nights.


What Covanta Offers You:

  • Health Care Benefits - start 1st day of employment
  • Wellness Program Incentives & Rewards
  • 401k - match up to 7%
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation & Holiday)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Referral Bonus

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.

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Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1+ years
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