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Auxiliary Operator (Huntsville EfW facility)


Huntsville, AL
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Auxiliary Operator (Huntsville EfW facility)
Job ID 6426           
Huntsville, AL
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
Full-Time Regular
High School Diploma/GED
Minimum 3 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.

Located at our Huntsville facility, we seek a dedicated individual who 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, ash and dust systems, the demineralizer, and the testing of feedwater quality. 

The duties of the Auxiliary Operator include the safe and efficient operation of their assigned equipment in accordance with the established plant operating procedures. They are responsible for recording data, reporting equipment malfunctions or trends, which indicate possible trouble, and performing actions as directed to correct abnormal operating conditions or emergency situations.  The Auxiliary Operator also performs the duties of crane operator.  While operating the refuse cranes they are responsible for mixing refuse in the pit and maintaining correct levels of refuse-fuel in the furnace charging hoppers.

This position will work under the supervision of the Shift Supervisor and the direction of the Control Room Operator.

The position of Auxiliary Operator requires HS Diploma/GED and three (3) years previous experience with high pressure boilers and electric generating equipment. Formal technical or utility training is also required.