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Equipment Operator (Hempstead EfW facility)
Job ID 6624           
Westbury, NY
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 www.covanta.com. Information on our facilities is available at http://www.covanta.com/facilities.aspx. For career opportunities, visit http://www.covanta.com/careers. Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The duties of the Equipment Operator include the safe and efficient operation of their assigned equipment in accordance with the established plant operating procedures. They are responsible for taking logs, reporting equipment malfunctions or trends, which indicate possible trouble, and performing actions as directed to correct abnormal operating conditions or emergency situations.


This position is responsible for the stable movement of refuse from the tipping floor for storage or into boilers for steam generation using overhead cranes. Additional responsibilities consist of operating front-end loaders, street sweeper, or other mobile equipment.

The Equipment Operator works under the direction of the Shift Supervisor, however during emergencies or unusual situations the Equipment Operator will be responsible for taking appropriate action on his/her own initiative to prevent equipment damage or personnel injury.

Assignments will include preventative maintenance, minor equipment repair, MSW handling on the tipping floor, and various other tasks.

To be considered for this position you must have a HS diploma or equivalent coupled with knowledge of steam power plant operations. Related military/technical training and/or industrial plant experience is a plus.

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