The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
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Operations Manager/ Chief Engineer (Niagara EfW facility)

Niagara Falls, NY
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Operations Manager/ Chief Engineer (Niagara EfW facility)
Job ID 7013           
Niagara Falls, NY
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
Full-Time Regular
High School Diploma/GED
Minimum 5 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 responsibilities of the Operations Manager/ Chief Engineer, reporting to Facility Manager, include, but are not limited to, the operation of the Facility. The Operations Manager/ Chief Engineer will organize and coordinate the day-to-day activities of the operations personnel, establish priorities for repair work and projects, help plan and schedule outage work and provide technical guidance or, if required, direction during unusual operations, repair problems or system upsets.

The Operations Manager/ Chief Engineer will conduct or participate in studies to improve the plant operations, maintenance, or equipment and monitor the effectiveness of plant manuals and procedures, instituting changes or additions, as required. The Operations Manager/ Chief Engineer is responsible for maintaining compliance along with facility management with Technical Standards as they relate to facility operations. The Operations Manager/ Chief Engineer will perform these duties, as well as other duties, as directed by supervisory personnel.

The Operations Manager/ Chief Engineer, having responsibility for the technical aspects of the plant operation, will recruit, interview, and select operations personnel and direct their initial training. The Operations Manager/ Chief Engineer oversees the training of operators for upgrading and general proficiency to ensure the availability of promotable people, the plant's readiness to meet emergency or unusual and safe efficient day-to-day operations.

The position of Operations Manager/ Chief Engineer requires at least five (5) years experience in the supervision of the day-to-day operation of mass-burn, resource recovery equipment or fossil-fuel electric generating units. While an engineering degree is desirable, hands-on operating experience and utility training are acceptable. A high school diploma, or equivalent, and the ability to read and understand instructions, operational, training, safety and health related materials and work rules are required. Good oral and written communication skills are required. To perform in this position the Operations Manager/ Chief Engineer must be able to react to and manage unusual or emergency conditions and be in good physical condition in terms of mobility, hearing and vision is required. Provisional and Site Specific Operator certification as issued by the ASME, the state of jurisdiction or the ability to obtain such certification is required for the position.

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