Bedford,

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

Do you have experience of operating mobile plant and do you want a stable job with interesting work and regular pay?

Covanta opened its flagship Energy from Waste power station near Stewartby just South of Bedford a few months ago. We are a growing UK company and are already building two other power stations in the UK. All of our plant and equipment is new and our core business is taking household and business rubbish and safely converting this to create electricity and recycle metals and other materials.

The job:You will safely undertake day to day activities including waste and ash handling, and manage vehicle deliveries and collections, plus carry out weighbridge and waste crane operations. You will be required to wear the relevant safety equipment for the role when on plant which includes hat, gloves, goggles and PPE. Paid training will be provided on any plant you have not used before. The role includes driving mobile plant, working inside and outside, and day shift work (earlies, days and late afternoon / early evenings but no night shifts).

The experience you need:You should be a team player with experience or licences to operate any of these: Loading Shovels, Road Sweeper, Telescopic Handler and Forklift vehicles. You should also have basic IT skills for entering data on a computer and completing reports. We take safety seriously and further on the job training will be provided on any kit you haven't used with this training paid.

Covanta offers:Good basic salary, overtime possibility, end of year performance bonus, private health care including a contribution to dental or glasses costs. We are building are great team and we also offer on-going paid training and the opportunity to develop your career if you would like to. All tools and equipment is paid for by Covanta. Lastly, all Covanta staff are paid a stable monthly salary, with any overtime being paid above this, rather than being paid hourly, which makes it easier to manage your finances.

For applicants to Canadian positions only: as of December 1, 2021, subject to applicable law, Covanta/Covanta Environmental Solutions (CES) will require all new hires to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their start date.Proof of vaccination must be presented on the new hire's first day of employment.Those who qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement may request an exemption through Covanta's approved process and must do so on or before their first date of employment.Hired candidates who are not fully vaccinated by December 1, 2021, or who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, in accordance with applicable law.

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

Bedford,

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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