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Facility Manager (KENT Energy from Waste facility)
Job ID 6906           
Grand Rapids, MI
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
Full-Time Regular
Bachelors Degree
Minimum 7 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.

Reporting to the Regional VP of Operations, the Facility Manager is responsible for leading and managing a team of operations maintenance and plant support employees.

Incumbent must demonstrate the ability to lead others toward meeting or exceeding financial operational and performance goals in a power generation environment.

Supports the Business Manager and facilitates successful client relations and management of financial and contractual matters.

The Facility Manager is a strong advocate for our environment and safety efforts while developing long-term positive relationships with the local community.


  • Operates the facility in a manner that protects the health and safety of employees and visitors as a first priority which includes familiarity with regulations and permits governing the facility.

  • Maximizes the financial return received by Covanta from the operation & maintenance of the facility. Coordinates all outage and maintenance planning including utilizing regional and Corp. Resources when necessary.

  • Works closely with Business Manager to pursue opportunities aimed at maximizing the return on all assets associated with the facility.

  • Manager financial results of the plant. Manage all union related issues if the facility has a labor agreement.

  • Strives to improve the performance and takes primary responsibility for all operating expenses.

  • Coordinates staff efforts to solve problems and respond to opportunities as well as motivate the team to encourage personal and professional growth.

  • Participates in public forums to support business development and community education.

  • Maintains effective relationships with local political & community leaders.

  • Monitors utilities the competition and other business regarding pricing business opportunities and market influences.

  • Ensures compliance with all contracts to protect long-term interests of the company.

  • Ensures compliance with environmental standards and applicable governmental regulations.

  • Assists the Regional VP with other duties as required.


Position Requirements:

  •  Bachelor's degree.

  • Master's degree, a plus 

  • A minimum 8 years of relevant experience with a proven track record of increasing managerial responsibility in a power plant environment.

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