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Mechanic / Mechanical Fitter (Dublin Waste to Energy Facility)
Job ID 6886           
Dublin, Ireland
Plant Maintenance
Plant Maintenance
Full-Time Regular
Technical 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 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 Dublin Waste to Energy project is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Dublin City Council and Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy solutions, to build, own and operate a new 600,000 metric tonne per year, 58 net megawatt Energy-from-Waste facility in Dublin. The facility will provide the Dublin region with a long-term sustainable and environmentally superior waste management solution, enabling it to divert post-recycled waste from landfills and become locally self-sufficient in managing waste, consistent with regional, national and EU waste policies.

Perform inspection, maintenance and repair work on all mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical plant equipment.

Duties & Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Perform various inspection, maintenance and repair work as assigned using proper safety practices.
  • Inspect, adjust, rebuild, laser align, balance and level pumps, fans and other rotating machinery as required, performing this work personally or under the instruction of the Lead Mechanic if necessary.
  • Perform welding repairs, such as repair welded piping, and installations using steel plate and work platforms.
  • Perform preventive maintenance tasks on all plant mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and correct mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical problems and complete all maintenance work records for the Maintenance Manager.
  • Work closely with the Lead Mechanic in the training of electrical and mechanical skills.
  • Active participation of plant shutdown work including tear down and inspection of all mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical plant equipment.
  • Requires being on call and working overtime based on plant needs.
  • Assist the warehouse and operations personnel when necessary.
  • Keeps work area in a clean, safe and orderly condition. Performs plant and shop housekeeping chores.
  • Follow all company procedure and safety policies.
  • Support all on-site safety and quality initiatives.
  • Complete qualifications to become a Lead Mechanic.
  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary by the Maintenance Manager.

Work Environment:  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and the risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, high places, chemicals, outside weather conditions, heat and vibration. The noise level in the work environment varies.

The description, duties, and responsibilities stated herein are representative of the nature and level of work assigned to the person, and not necessarily all-inclusive.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education &/or Experience: Leaving Certificate, three (3) years power or industrial plant experience in the repair, troubleshooting and maintenance of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical equipment. Formal technical or apprentice training in two or more fields of electricity, welding, mechanical, millwright, plumbing or machining is required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge in the safe and proper use of hand tools, meters, lathes, drill presses, cutting torches, rigging, etc. Formal training in the safe use of fork trucks, MEWP’s, hoists, etc. is preferred. Working knowledge of boilers, steam turbines and material handling equipment would be advantageous.

Language Skills: Excellent English, both written and verbal communication. Ability to read and interpret documents such as rules, technical procedures, operating and maintenance instructions, and other procedure manuals. Ability to speak and communicate effectively with supervisors and other employees of the organization. Ability to write and fill out forms

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Welding, electrical, or machinist certifications desirable.

Other Skills & Abilities: Ability to take appropriate safe action on his/her own initiative to prevent equipment damage or injury to personnel during emergencies or unusual situations.

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