Lorton, Virginia

10702            Location
Lorton, VA
Functional Area
Plant Operations
           Department
Plant Operations
Position Type
Full-Time Regular
           Education Required
High School Diploma/GED
Experience Required
Minimum 3 Years
           Relocation Provided
No

Position Description

Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste ("EfW") facilities safely convert approximately 21 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle over 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. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability EEO is the Law Poster (The poster can be found at http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf) Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

 

Based at our Lorton, Va location, this position will be responsible for the safe operation of the facility’s heavy equipment and ferrous recovery system on a permanent night shift schedule.

We seek a dedicated individual who will monitor and maintain proper operation of the ferrous recovery and conditioning system.
This individual will be responsible to operate Excavator’s with magnet and claw attachements,Trommels, Frontend Loaders, Skid Steers, Man lifts, Lull’s and Forklifts. Responsibilities consist of the operation and preventative 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.

Specific responsibilities are ensuring proper operation of the Trommeling and Excavator Magnet separation of Ferrous Material, assisting other operating personnel as necessary to support plant operations, and maintaining and monitoring of the entire ash conveyor system.

 

 

 

Position Requirements

 

A HS diploma /GED is required. In addition, the mechanical ability to perform preventative and corrective maintenance including gearbox and motor change outs, conveyor belt change outs, screen and spring replacements, structural weld repairs and proficient in the use of an Oxy-Acetylene torche.

Skill in the operation of mobile equipment i.e., excavator trommels, skid steers, forklifts, and large front end loaders. Minimum of 3 years mechanical/operation of heavy industrial equipment. Understanding and proficient in operation of hand tools, power tools rigging skills and  preferrebly 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.

 

Lorton, Virginia

About Covanta We Help Communities Generate Energy from Waste

 Covanta (pronounced coh-van-tuh) is one of the world’s largest owners and operators of infrastructure for the conversion of waste-to-energy (known as “energy-from- waste” or “EfW”), as well as other waste disposal and renewable energy production businesses. Our company name represents the cooperation and advantages inherent in the partnerships we form to provide sustainable waste disposal solutions  for the communities and businesses we serve. Covanta operates and/or has ownership positions in over 40 energy-from-waste facilities in located North America, Italy and China. We also operate other waste management businesses such as transfer stations and metals recycling facilities complementary to our core EfW business.

Covanta-operated facilities in North America convert 20 million tons of trash annually into 9 million megawatt-hours of clean, renewable energy and create more than 9 billion pounds of steam sold to a variety of industries. Covanta’s U.S. operations process approximately 65 percent of the nation’s EfW volume and generate, in combination with our other renewable energy facilities, approximately eight percent of America’s non-hydro renewable electricity.  

Better for the Environment

Energy-from-waste is a sustainable waste disposal solution that is environmentally superior to landfills. It is a source of clean energy that reduces overall greenhouse gas emissions and is considered renewable under many state and federal laws. EfW projects also lower the risk of groundwater contamination and conserve land.

Covanta supports recycling and programs that enable communities to recycle as much as possible. As part of the EfW process, we recover over 400,000 tons of metal annually for recycling that would have otherwise been lost in landfills. Our modern Energy-from-Waste Facilities are an important element of an integrated municipal solid system that maximizes the recovery of energy and recycles metals while also minimizing the environmental impacts of materials remaining after recycling.

Studies have shown that communities that have an EfW facility typically enjoy higher recycling rates than the national average.1 Why? Processing MSW at Energy-from-Waste facilities for energy generation (steam or electricity) offsets, on average, one ton of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for every ton of waste processed. This occurs by avoiding energy generated from fossil fuels, methane produced by decomposing trash at landfills (methane is an extremely potent GHG - about 25 times more than carbon dioxide) and recovering metals for recycling.

Safe Operations

Health and safety at Covanta is a priority at our Energy-from-Waste facilities and other operations around the world. Covanta’s health and safety commitment helps maintain consistent productivity and work quality that supports our reputation as the energy-from-waste leader. We maintain a comprehensive health and safety program at all Covanta owned and/or operated facilities. Covanta is among the top ten companies in the U.S. to enter the majority of its operating locations into the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s prestigious Voluntary Protection Programs.

Community Involvement

We take pride in being a good corporate citizen. Each of Covanta’s North American EfW facilities is involved in a variety of local community programs. Our community programs are centered mainly around waste disposal and recycling. Many of our employees volunteer their time to assist in cleaning up local rivers, streets, parks, in addition to, participating in local household hazardous waste programs. We also sponsor programs to support local sports teams, food pantries, scholarships and cell phones for soldiers programs. In general, we collaborate with our communities to protect and improve the environment.

Covanta is a subsidiary of Covanta Holding Corporation, a publicly traded company (NYSE:CVA).  For more information about our portfolio of companies, please visit investor relations.

 

 

1 According to findings from the research study entitled, “Recycling and Waste-to-Energy: Are They Compatible? 2009 Update” conducted by Governmental Advisory Associate. The study was partially sponsored by The Energy Recovery Council of which Covanta Energy is a member.

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