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Control Room Operator (Onondaga EfW facility)
Job ID 6939           
Jamesville, NY
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
Full-Time Regular
Associates 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 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 for monitoring and controlling all plant systems on a continuous basis. This position will respond to alarms, by taking appropriate corrective actions, and execute approved plant shutdown and start-up procedures, to assure that the plant meets its operational, environmental and safety commitments while operating in a safe and environmentally efficient manner.

High school diploma/GED plus minimum of seven (7) years of power plant experience coupled with basic computer, blueprint, P&ID, schematic specifications and vendor requirement reading experience. Experience in municipal waste combustor operation including startup, shutdown and malfunction event response is preferred. While a military, technical or trade school background is desirable, hands-on boiler house operation is essential. Knowledge in plant electrical distribution system, turbine generation operations, boiler operations, pollution control equipment and MSW combustion is a must. Ability to take appropriate safe action on his/her own initiative to prevent equipment damage or injury to personnel during emergencies or unusual situations. Strong leadership skills, oral and written communication skills, and problem solving/decision making skills are a must. The ability to stay alert while sitting for long periods of time, work in close quarters and confined spaces, climb ladders and structures, tolerate heights, and tolerate high temperatures is key. A valid driver’s license and the ability lift up to 50 pounds are also required. The applicant must possess a thorough understanding of the Auxiliary Operator, and Control Room Operator’s duties and responsibilities and be capable of standing watch in any of the a fore mentioned positions. The candidate will be required to support a flexible schedule as a relief operator to cover vacation and shift coverage requirements in the various qualified positions. 

The candidate must also be able to obtain the ASME’s QRO Provisional Certification within six months and pass the test within 12 months.


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