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Equipment Operator (Pinellas EfW facility)


Saint Petersburg, FL
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Equipment Operator (Pinellas EfW facility)
Job ID 6317           
St. Petersburg, FL
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
Full-Time Regular
High School Diploma/GED
Minimum 1 Year

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.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: The duties of an Equipment Operator include the safe and efficient operation of the tipping floor.
1.  Move fuel from tipping floor to pit using front-end loader.  Separate rejectables from fuel, place in appropriate space, and complete screening lists.
2.  Work in conjunction with the traffic control director to control truck traffic inside tipping floor.  Communicate with drivers on various issues.
3.  Perform any required safety PM's for the tipping floor.
4.  Perform and log all preventive maintenance on equipment.  Grease front-end loader and bobcat when necessary.  Fuel equipment when necessary.  Change blades on bucket of front-end loader when necessary.
5.  Assist with loading of ash trucks and maintenance of the ash building when needed.
6.  Cross train to be able to operate and fill in for the crane  operator.
7.  Sweep tipping floor, roadways, parking lots and scales daily.  Wash all equipment weekly.  Wash down tipping floor, ceiling and walls periodically.  Pick up loose refuse along roadways.
8.  Participate in boiler washout evolutions.
9.  Perform routine housekeeping duties as assigned.
10.  Perform other duties as directed by the Shift Supervisor.
11.  Required to operate equipment, record data, report equipment malfunctions or trends which indicate possible trouble and perform actions as directed to correct abnormal operating conditions or emergency situations.

Assignments will include, but not limited to PM maintenance tasks assist with and perform minor equipment repair work, residue removal, and MSW handling on the tipping floor, perform painting, cleanup work and various other tasks.

This individual must be familiar with the plant and the use and care of tools, equipment and material associated with the Residue and MSW loading Systems.

Applicant must recognize that this position may be required to work overtime, nights, and incidental or prolonged hours, resulting from unusual operating conditions and major overhauls. Equipment Operators may be asked to participate in work on other equipment and systems throughout the Facility, as deemed necessary.

• HS Diploma or GED equivalent is required. Minimum of one (1) year experience in the operation of loaders and facility equipment.
• Ability to drive a tractor trailer, operate front end loaders and other heavy equipment.
• Physical strength to lift 50 pounds and carry it a distance of 100 yards.
• Ability to climb ladders and work in overhead positions requiring harness and safety line.
• Mechanical aptitude to use hand tools to minor maintenance.