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Electrical Technician
Job ID 6249           
Courtice, Ontario Canada
Plant Maintenance
Plant Maintenance
Full-Time Regular
Technical Degree
Minimum 5 Years

Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. The Company's 45 Energy-from-Waste facilities provide communities and businesses around the world with environmentally sound solid waste disposal by using waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Covanta is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CVA. Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal.

Our newest state-of-the-art Energy-from-Waste facility, the Durham York Energy Centre, is now operating in Clarington, Ontario (Durham Region). This facility is one of the first large scale, commercial energy-from-waste projects in North America in over 15 years and serves the regional municipalities of Durham and York with sustainable waste disposal. The facility processes 140,000 tonnes of post-recycled waste per year and generates 17.5 megawatts of renewable energy—enough to power over 10,000 homes. For more information on the Durham York project, visit

To learn more about Covanta and our mission to ensure no waste it ever wasted, please visit

To find a facility or location, visit Interested in joining our team? Visit, for a list of career opportunities. Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
In safe and efficient manner the Electrical Technician @ the Durham York Energy Center will assess and make repairs, calibration, modify & install as needed to the Facilities 13,800 , 600, 240 & 110 volt systems and equipment and the Continuous Emission Monitoring systems (CEMs) systems as well all flow, pressure, temperature, level Instrumentation and data acquisition and historian devises. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: • Maintain a safe and clean work area at all times & follow all Covanta Energy Corporation safety policies. • The inspection and maintenance work required on the Facilities 13,800, 600, 240 & 110 volt systems, distribution, controls and equipment associated the Durham York Energy from Waste Facility. • Trouble shoot, assess, inspect and adjust, and make repairs, calibration, modify & install as needed to the Facilities VFD’S, Continuous Emission Monitoring systems (CEMs) systems as well all flow, pressure, temperature, level Instrumentation and data acquisition and historian devises. This includes but not limited to Transmitter flow devise level controls temperature measurement, and flue analysis equipment. The candidate must have experience in maintain PLCs and DSC systems to ensure facility safety and reliability. • Perform preventative maintenance tasks including routine maintenance of High Voltage equipment’s, calibration thermography & ultrasonic testing, and will actively participate in the periodic teardown and internal inspection of major equipment and sub components. • Must have strong computing skill in MS Word, Excel, • Must be able to maintain excellent records and documentation control • Read an interrupt measuring tools, graphs technical manuals. • Must be able to reference provincial & federal codes and environmental permits and translate them to actionable items. • Must be able to interface effectively with the Client, Public, and source testing and Regulatory agency officers.

The position of Electrical Technician requires at least five years’ experience in the repair and maintenance of Electrical and Instrumentation systems and equipment. A high school education and/or formal technical or apprentice training is required. The candidate will have an Ontario Industrial Electrical License/certification (442A), Instrumentation and Control Technicial (447A) and Education training and experience in process automation and control. As well a strong background in CEMs is a desired attribute for this position. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general technical procedures, or drawings .Ability to write comprehensive logs, reports, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from peer group or supervision. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add subtract multiply dived as well a use of algebra and geometry is part of this role. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee periodically enters and inspects various plant areas with rotating machinery; is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; confined spaces, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; . Risk of electrical shock; and vibration. Must be able to work both indoors and outdoors. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The Insturmentation/Electrical Technician works in a climate controlled environment as well as with some outside weather conditions; extreme heat as a factor The noise level in the control room will be below 85db however the work environment in operating areas in the Facility will require hearing protection. Must be able to work standing, sitting, squatting, laying down and at heights. Must be able to lift 22.7 Kgs. 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.