Derwood, Maryland

Join us in creating a sustainable future and becoming a protector of tomorrow!

Located at the Montgomery County Transfer Station in Derwood MD, we seek a dedicated individual to be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of Mobile Equipment at the Transfer Station.

In this position, the Equipment Operator operates, but not limited to the following:
  • Rubber tire Front End Loaders,
  • Rubber Tire Excavators with electro-magnet attachments,
  • Roll-off Trucks,
  • Fork Lifts,
  • Skid Steer Loaders and
  • Tire De-rimming machines.

Equipment operating activities include completing inspections and pre-trip maintenance activities on all equipment to be operated, recovering scrap metal from incoming solid waste deliveries on the Tipping Floor, loading scrap metal into roll-off containers.

Hauling and dumping loaded roll-off containers at the Montgomery County Materials Recycling Facility, loading vendor trailers with recyclable materials, and removing rims from tires.

In addition to operating equipment when in the Upper Recycle Lot, the Equipment Operator also
  • Manually disassembles appliances for metal recovery; directs traffic;
  • Answers questions and assists customers and the General Public using the Recycle Lot to drop off their recyclable materials;
  • Validates proof of residency of the users of the Recycle Lot; and
  • Maintains cleanliness of the work area and other areas of the Transfer Station.

The minimumrequirementsto be considered for this position are:
  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Class A CDL Driver's License (Preferred).
  • Minimum one (1) year demonstrated experience and competency operating Frond-end Loaders, Roll-off Trucks, and other Mobile Equipment.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and ability to use hand tools to complete minor maintenance activities.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to carry items a distance of up to 100 yards.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work outside in the elements.
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings.

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 Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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Derwood, Maryland

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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