Miami, Florida

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

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


Safely perform several activities, including the operation and inspection of various power plant systems including boilers and associated equipment for a waste processing and generation facility operating 24-hours per day, 7-days per week to improve plant preservation. The Auxiliary Operator must utilize a variety of techniques and tools to perform operational assignments and tasks as requested. The auxiliary operators work entails the daily logs and operational assessment of the auxiliary equipment including pumps, fans, air compressors, electrical devices and conveyor systems. This may also include operations of refuse cranes to maintain correct levels of refuse-fuel into the furnace, mixing refuse in the pit, and maintaining fire watch over the pit and associated areas, while guaranteeing their own safety on the job by utilizing safety equipment and PPE. Preferred candidate will have operational experience in similar power plant industries, merchant marine experience, or trade school technical licenses.

Competitive salary, Annual Bonus Pay, and Comprehensive Company Benefits are included.

Medical Insurance & other Benefits begin DAY ONE of Employment

Potential for advancement through the operations department to control room operator of shift supervisor will be subject to candidate's performance.

Daily activities
  • Perform hourly logs of operational equipment in use and out of service.
  • Responsible for boiler water chemistry testing.
  • Supporting the Shift Supervisor and Control Room Operator by accurately reporting equipment. Malfunctions or trends which may indicate possible equipment danger.
  • Supporting plant operations and maintenance during boiler outages.
  • Assist in the operation of a clean and safe work environment and observe good safety habits.
  • Adhere to all OSHA and HazMat Procedures with respect to the storage and handling of materials in the area.
  • Identifying and correcting abnormal operating conditions or emergency situations.
The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Work in a self-guided manner in the absence of supervision and demonstrate creativity, exercise sound judgment, and demonstrate initiative.
  • Report all personal injuries and EHS incidents and assist with both safety and environmental investigations.
  • Ensure a high standard of housekeeping is maintained in all assigned areas.
  • Requisition material and supplies from stockroom; recommend purchases and suppliers.
In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities to:
  • Operate power hand tools and other specialized equipment.
  • Be certified/or ability to be certified to operate different types of lifting equipment, JLGs, scissor lifts, work from man basket.
  • Ability to work at heights and trained in proper fall prevention & protection equipment.
  • Ability to work with a full-face respirator during extreme hot and cold temperatures.
  • Ability to work in confined space areas of the facility.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Physical Requirements:
  • Frequently ascends or descends ladders, stairs, elevated walkways, ramps and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Frequently lifts or moves up to 25 pounds and occasionally lifts or moves up to 50 pounds.
  • Position requires working near and around operating mechanical parts and mobile equipment and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibrations.
  • Capable of wearing personal protective equipment, such as hearing protectors and respirators, as necessary.
Qualifications, Education, Training and Skills:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Three (3) years related experience with high pressure boilers and electric generating equipment or formal technical or utility training
Merchant Mariners credentials or related military experience is a plus

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.

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Miami, Florida

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.