Kapolei, Hawaii

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Position Description: The role of the Planner and Scheduler is to effectively balance expenditures and operating reliability against maintenance costs, through best practices, while maintaining operational goals for safety, quality and productivity of plant operations. As a team member of the Maintenance Department, the Planner and Scheduler reports to the Maintenance Manager.

  • Ensures the Maintenance Department is fully prepared to execute work requests from all sources such as scheduled outages, equipment failures, and preventative maintenance schedules, through direct planning action and by working with the procurement team as well as other stakeholders.
  • Reviews incoming work requests and determines the most beneficial work plan. Creates job packages and supplies excellent job instructions, drawings and documentation, pre-staged materials, and job duration estimates. Ensures proper administrative and material close-out of jobs.
  • Develops and maintains an electronic library of procedures, Job Safety Analyses (JSA's), checklists, drawings, contractor scopes, etc., that can aid future iterations of same or similar jobs. This library will be made easily transparent and accessible in order to benefit other team members.
  • Manages the work order backlog in area of responsibility and priority. Creates mini outages to take advantage of scheduling maintenance jobs for these work orders, correctly classifies and indexes work orders and other relevant data, and corrects inaccuracies and duplicate work orders.
  • Fosters innovation to develop an up-to-date asset reliability plan by utilizing industry best practices, in compliance with Covanta's directives, for all critical plant equipment and select non-critical equipment. Establish cost effectiveness and include safety, environmental, production, and total cost of ownership goals that are consist of the following elements:
    • Spare parts requirements.
    • Preventive/predictive maintenance (PPM) plan, including detailed task procedures.
    • Active or passive phase-out recommendations where appropriate.
    • Management of master data on assets via closeouts of the company's Formal Change Notice process and made readily accessible to all relevant employees.
    • Curation of process data, which can and should be trended as part of a Process Parameter Monitoring program, to better measure asset performance issues.

Position Requirements: To be considered for this position, the individual must have a high school diploma or equivalent and at least five years' industrial plant experience in repairs, including mechanical maintenance activities.

Essential experience and job requirements:
  • Computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) experience.
  • Solid computer skills in Microsoft applications that includes Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Experience in power generation, refining and chemical operations, or energy-from-waste.

Desirable criteria and qualifications:
  • Two year college technical degree or technical training preferred. Experience in planning and coordinating major maintenance/overhaul projects is a plus.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to work under extreme temperatures and in areas of dust, noise and wet conditions, be able to climb a ladder to access equipment and work from heights using fall protection, and lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs.

Performing the duties of this job periodically requires entering and inspecting various plant areas with rotating machinery; being occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; working in precarious places; accessing 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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