Kapolei, Hawaii

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Position Description: We seek a dedicated individual who will safely work as part of a small team to maintain, diagnose, and repair various types of power plant equipment. Must be a self-starter and be able to communicate well, with groups or individuals, to solve problems; able to prioritize work based on plant production requirements; work independently with minimal assistance; and understand safety procedures of electrical equipment.

This individual will participate in daily preventative, scheduled, and corrective maintenance activities in a safe, effective, and timely manner related to an electrical generation facility. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, inspection, calibration, troubleshooting and repair of electrical equipment and plant instrumentation. Facility equipment includes, but is not limited to, hydraulics, fans, pumps, conveyors, and refuse cranes.

The role is responsible for daily maintenance and preventative maintenance of the continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS); installing conduits and wiring for new installations and repairs to existing equipment; and performing preventative maintenance on all plant electrical equipment, as well as writing comprehensive logs, reports, and procedure manuals. Additional responsibilities include reading and utilizing PLC ladder logic; understanding, interpreting, and utilizing equipment manuals for technical clarification and requisitioning parts and materials; and use of computer-based programming to access work orders, for both corrective and preventative tasks.

Position Requirements: To be considered for this position, the individual must have at least three years' experience in industrial plant repairs and maintenance of high voltage equipment and electronic instrumentation/control systems, along with a high school diploma and valid driver's license. Apprenticeship training experience is desired.

Must have knowledge of:
  • Basic understanding of power plant fundamentals to include boiler and turbine operation, ash handling equipment, and pollution control equipment
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Variable frequency drives
  • Crane electrical controls
  • Continuous emission monitoring system's (CEMS) maintenance and troubleshooting of components/analyzers
  • Control valves, damper drives, process control transmitters, electronic and pneumatic controls calibration
  • Motor control centers
  • Relay logic
  • Process control loop systems
  • Troubleshooting and preventive maintenance on various types of motors
  • Piping and instrument diagrams, schematics and equipment manuals for electrical equipment installation, trouble shooting, and programming
  • Computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

Learn and become proficient with operating equipment, telescoping boom and scissor lift, as well as other mobile equipment.

Rotating on-call schedule that includes overtime, to support plant operations as needed, including nights, weekends, and holidays. May be required to work extensive overtime hours during planned and unplanned maintenance outages.

This position requires work in all locations within the plant, under extremes of hot and cold temperatures, and in areas of dust, noise and wet conditions. Must be able to wear a respirator, climb a ladder to access equipment and work from heights using fall protection, lift heavy objects, up to 50 pounds, and perform other manual labor that includes pushing, pulling, sweeping and shoveling.

While fulfilling the duties of this job, the employee periodically enters and inspects various plant areas with rotating machinery; is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; works in precarious places and in confined spaces; exposure to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock and vibration.

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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If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contactingus at careers@covanta.com.

Kapolei, Hawaii

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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