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Control Room Operator (Pinellas EfW facility)


Saint Petersburg, FL
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Control Room Operator (Pinellas EfW facility)
Job ID 6756           
St. Petersburg, FL
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
Full-Time Regular
High School Diploma/GED
Minimum 5 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 Information on our facilities is available at For career opportunities, visit Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We seek a dedicated individual who, while working under the direct supervision of the Shift Supervisor, will be responsible to observe, adjust, correct and operate all power plant machinery from the Bailey DCS control system to ensure the facility is operated in a safe and environmentally sound manner.  Responsible for the administration of the Lock Out/Tag Out program.  Instruct Equipment, Utility and Auxiliary Operators in job-related duties pertaining to safety and efficient boiler house operating practices.  Monitor other plant functions which adversely impct the overall production and opeation of the machinery.  Maintain all assigned logs and records.  Maintain housekeeping in the Control Room.

To be considered for the position, the individual must have five years directly related power industry experience with progressive technical and supervisory responsibilities and possess: 

• Strong leadership and excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to problem solve and make good decisions.

• The capability to manage critical events and prioritize in an emergency, providing clear direction in operational, safety, and environmental tasks.

• The ability to manage operations crew personnel; work in closed quarters and confined spaces; climb ladders and structures; lift and carry up to 50 pounds; and tolerate heights and high temperatures.

• Thorough understanding, of the Auxiliary Operator and Control Room Operators’ duties and responsibilities, and be capable of standing watch in any of these subsidiary positions.

• A valid driver’s license.

The candidate must also be able to pass the MWC test within one year.

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