Bristol, Connecticut

10786            Location
Bristol, CT
Functional Area
Plant Maintenance
Plant Maintenance
Position Type
Full-Time Regular
           Education Required
High School Diploma/GED
Experience Required
Minimum 5 Years
           Relocation Provided

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 .

Information on our facilities is available at . For career opportunities, visit . 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.

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The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the overall direction and effective coordination of the Maintenance Department's activities. This position assures that work is properly planned, budgeted, and executed in a safe, cost effective, and timely manner, to ensure reliable and efficient plant operations. The position reports to the Facility Manager.

 Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Ensures all maintenance activities and repairs are performed in a safe manner and conform to all applicable Company's safety and environmental policies as well as Federal, State NERC and local regulations.
  • Provides daily direction to department mechanics and I & E Techs with regard to the work plans based upon operational priority changes or challenges that arise and bring about their resolution.
  • Learns and understands mechanical maintenance tasks, and makes frequent visits to support, and at times assist, with maintenance activities.
  • Selects, trains, and manages a workforce that is motivated, flexible in skills, cross trained, and technically capable to ensure an effective and motivated team.
  • Plans and coordinates plant maintenance activities, as required, to maximize plant availability. This includes long-term planning, scheduling, and strategic development of all maintenance activities on boilers, turbines, and associated plant equipment.
  • Assists and becomes proficient with outage management including coordination of maintenance activities during unscheduled forced outages or scheduled outages and ensures tasks are completed according to established schedules.
  • Directs subordinate personnel in outage planning and scheduling of maintenance to assure thorough investigation of each request, determining material needs and other prerequisites such as equipment/tools needed, workforce requirements, and procedures required.
  • Manages the Plant's work order system, work order back logs and monitors and oversees preventative/predictive maintenance activities at the plant.
  • Oversees warehouse and manages spare parts inventory to ensure adequate inventory levels
  • Coordinates the Maintenance Department's expense and capital budget expenditures.
  • Implements and drives continuous improvement activities through implementation of change management processes and best practices. Create an environment that empowers employees to drive change and improve systems.
  • Develops procedures and Job Safety Analysis (JSAs) for maintenance tasks
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with human resources, general administration and policy implementation issues.

Position Requirements

The successful candidate must have 5-7 years of experience as a hands-on Maintenance Supervisor, ideally in a manufacturing, power plant, or chemical industry environment. Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering Degree preferred.

Required Experience and Abilities:

  • Ability drive risk based decisions and own budget activities for Maintenance
  • Ability to work in Dynamic environment
  • Focuses on using data and metrics for reporting.
  • Strong organization, leadership, time management, ownership of repair and preventative maintenance projects, team player, able to delegate, positive personality, maintain clean workplace.
  • Focused on Continuous Improvement. Skilled in Excel, PPT Maintenance system proficient (MMM, ALM, Experion, Etc..).
  • Experience with maintenance of gas and/or steam turbine generators, rotating equipment, and electronic controls and monitoring devices.
  • Experience maintaining and repairing power boilers and piping systems.
  • Experience writing contractor
  • work scopes and bid packages for maintenance repairs.
  • Capable of writing maintenance procedures, work requests, and purchase requisitions.
  • Ability to read process and instrumentation, piping, electrical elementary and interconnection diagrams of plant equipment
  • Aptitude to identify root causes of issues and make sound business decision
  • Orientated toward working in a competitive environment.
  • Basic understanding of O&M and capital budgeting.
  • Working knowledge of safety, environmental, and labor laws and regulations.
  • Excellent leadership and communications skills
  • Proven managerial/supervisory experience
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, weekends, extended hours, be on call during off time and have the ability to work prolonged periods during facility outages to support the operation of the facility.
  • Has a good working knowledge of power plant electrical instrumentation and control systems

Bristol, Connecticut

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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