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Metal Recovery Mechanic (Fairfax EfW facility)

Lorton, VA
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Metal Recovery Mechanic (Fairfax EfW facility)
Job ID 7032           
Lorton, VA
Plant Maintenance
Plant Maintenance
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 .

Information on our facilities is available at . For career opportunities, visit . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The duties of the Metal Recovery Mechanic include the safe and efficient operation and mechanical repair of all equipment associated with the Residue system, ferrous system, and Nonferrous system including the movement of all material throughout the facility. This includes the ability to operate Frontend Loaders, Skid Steers, Man lifts, Lull’s and Forklifts. Responsibilities consist of the operation and maintenance of rare earth magnets, belt conveyors, motors and gearboxes, vibrating pans, grizzlies, screw conveyors, ECS magnets, drag conveyors, pug mills and PLC control center operation. In addition the mechanical ability to perform preventative and corrective maintenance including gearbox and motor change outs, ECS and conveyor belt change outs, screen and spring replacements, structural weld repairs and proficient in the use of Oxy-Acetylene torches and plasma arc.

HS Diploma or GED is required. Minimum of 3 years mechanical/operation of heavy industrial equipment. Understanding and proficient in operation of hand tools, power tools rigging skills and  SMAW/ MIG welding. Strong Mechanical aptitude and SMAW structural weld certification a plus. Ability to lift 50 pounds, climb ladders and work in overhead positions requiring harness and or safety line.


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