Operations Associate I/ Junior Engineer (SEMASS EfW facility)

US-MA-West Wareham
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  • Post Date: Aug 29, 2019
  • Start Date: 8/29/2019
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Position Description

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 www.covanta.com .

Information on our facilities is available at www.covanta.com/Covanta-Map . For career opportunities, visit www.covanta.com/Careers . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Operations Associate I (Jr. Engineer) position is an entry level developmental Position. The primary objective is to develop the Operations Associate I (Jr. Engineer) into a leadership position in Plant operations, Engineering or Maintenance. During the first 1-2 years the Operations Associate I (Jr. Engineer) will rotate job responsibilities in the following departments: Boiler Reliability, Plant Operations, Plant Maintenance and Engineering.  During the training rotations the candidate would be expected to obtain a 1st fireman or 3rd MA stationary   engineer’s license.

This Position will report to the department manager in area assigned with oversite from the Facility Manager.

Training Rotation:

Safety (2 months)

  • Complete yearly safety and environmental training as provided and required by Covanta SEMASS.

  • Participate in and eventually lead monthly Step-up Meetings.  Including all Avatar training and discussions.

  • Hazards recognition training, conduct monthly safety walk downs in different facility areas or different facilities with any one of the following persons:  Regional Safety Coordinator, Plant safety coordinator, Facility Manager, Chief Engineer Supervisor.

  • JTI #47 Safety Permit tech

  • Confined space entry certified

  • Electrical Training 3L

    Boiler Reliability: (3-6 months)

  • Complete  major Outage inspections with boiler Reliability Group

  • Complete R Stamp Training course

  • Assist in writing boiler tube replacement specifications

Maintenance (3-6 months) 

  • Work with mechanical or IC&E depending on candidates aptitude

  • Develop understanding and capabilities of ALM system

Engineering  (2-4 months)

  • Work with plant engineer  developing analytical skills utilizing Citec system

  • FCN process

  • Project development and implementation

  • Technical Standards program


  • JTI 5   Ash Operator

  • JTI 42 Backend Operator

  • JTI      Rover

  • JTI      Water Treatment

  • Complete ACRO step Progression

 Upon completion of the training period the Operations Associate I (Jr. Engineer) will be assigned a permanent position within the facility.

Position Requirements

Candidate must have obtained a BS degree in engineering.

A successful candidate will have good presentation, organization and people skills.  Reading and interpretation of technical documents and manuals, mechanical and electrical drawings, AutoCAD a plus. Solid PC skills and experienced with Excel and Word.

Rotating Shiftwork will be required.

Successful candidate must be a high motivated self starter with the ability and tenacity to solve problems.

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