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Auxilliary Operator / Plant Operator (Dublin Waste to Energy facility)

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Auxilliary Operator / Plant Operator (Dublin Waste to Energy facility)
Job ID 7071           
Dublin, Ireland
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
Full-Time Regular
Technical Degree
Minimum 3 Years

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 www.covanta.com . Information on our facilities is available at http://www.covanta.com/facilities.aspx . For career opportunities, visit http://www.covanta.com/careers . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Dublin Waste to Energy project is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Dublin City Council and Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy solutions, to build, own and operate a new 600,000 metric tonne per year, 58 net megawatt Energy-from-Waste facility in Dublin. The facility will provide the Dublin region with a long-term sustainable and environmentally superior waste management solution, enabling it to divert post-recycled waste from landfills and become locally self-sufficient in managing waste, consistent with regional, national and EU waste policies.

Working under the direction of the Shift Supervisor on a rotating shift basis the Auxiliary / Plant Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of various systems and equipment as assigned by performing the following duties personally.

Duties & Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of equipment such as boiler auxiliaries, the turbine generator, fans, pumps, ash handling conveyors, scrubbers, bag houses, lime slakers, water treatment systems, waste and ash cranes, etc.
  • Responsible for recording data, inspecting equipment, performing minor maintenance such as greasing or adjusting packing leaks and reporting equipment malfunctions or trends which indicate possible trouble.
  • Perform actions as directed to correct abnormal operating conditions or emergency situations.
  • Clear waste and ash handling equipment and keep assigned areas clean.
  • Perform chemistry testing on boiler water, cooling water and scrubber systems.
  • Handle chemicals and oversee off- loading of plant consumable reagents.
  • Participate in boiler washout/cleaning evolutions.
  • Perform painting, cleanup work and various other housekeeping duties.
  • Support the maintenance group as required.
  • Train to become qualified as a Control Room Operator.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Shift Supervisor.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters   while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, high places and outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to working within confined spaces, fumes or airborne particles, chemicals, heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment varies.

The description, duties, and responsibilities stated herein are representative of the nature and level of work assigned to the person, and not necessarily all-inclusive.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: Leaving Certificate. An engineering qualification would be advantageous. Previous experience in the operation of steam plants, heavy industrial machinery, or demonstrated mechanical aptitude. Formal technical or apprentice training is desirable, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as rules, technical procedures, operating and maintenance instructions, and other procedure manuals. Ability to speak and communicate effectively with supervisors and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Certificates, Licenses, Registration: CSCS card for Forklift/MEWP would be advantageous.

Other Skills & Abilities: Ability to take appropriate safe action on his/her own initiative to prevent equipment damage or injury to personnel during emergencies or unusual situations.



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