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Auxiliary Operator (MacArthur EfW facility)


Ronkonkoma, NY
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Auxiliary Operator (MacArthur EfW facility)
Job ID 6129           
Ronkonkoma, NY
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 www.covanta.com .

Information on our facilities is available at www.covanta.com/Our-Facilities. For career opportunities, visit www.covanta.com/Careers . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The AUXILIARY ENGINEER , Working under the general supervision of the Shift Supervisor and the direction of the Control Room Operator, is responsible for but not limited to the operation and inspection of various systems and equipment as assigned.

Under normal operating conditions, his/her assigned areas include the Facility and boiler auxiliaries such as fans, pumps, baghouse, waste water treatment system, etc.

The duties of the Auxiliary Engineer include the safe and efficient operation of his/her assigned equipment in accordance with the established plant operating procedures.

The duties include 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 Engineer will perform similar and related duties, as well as other duties, as directed by Supervisory personnel.

In performing his/her duties, the Auxiliary Engineer normally works under the direction of the Control Room Operator, however, during emergencies or unusual situations, the Auxiliary Engineer must be capable of taking appropriate action on his/her own initiative to prevent equipment damage or injury to personnel.
In addition, when assigned by the Shift Supervisor, the Auxiliary Engineer will provide relief as the refuse crane operator.

In this capacity the Auxiliary Engineer is responsible for mixing refuse in the pit and for maintaining correct levels of refuse-fuel in the furnace charging hoppers of one or more Facility boilers.


The position of Auxiliary Engineer requires previous experience in the operation of heavy industrial machinery, or demonstrated mechanical aptitude.

Formal technical or apprentice training is desirable. A high school diploma or equivalent, and the ability to read and understand instructions, operational, training, safety, and health related materials and work rules is required.

To perform in this position the Auxiliary Engineer must be able to react to and manage unusual or emergency conditions and be in good physical condition in terms of mobility, hearing and vision.


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