Kapolei, Hawaii

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SIGN-ON BONUS - $5,000 (1/2 after 30 days, 1/2 after 90 days)

Position Description:

The Plant Superintendent-MBN will oversee the facility's Mass Burn unit, to ensure it operates in a safe, cost effective, and efficient manner. This role is responsible for the supervision, development, coaching, and counseling of all assigned personnel, ensures that equipment conditions are accurately documented, and provides input to maintenance for work scheduling and prioritization.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Supervise, coach, counsel, and provide daily direction to assigned personnel. Conduct regular performance reviews and ensure that appropriate action is taken on recognized behavioral requirements.
  • Maintain and provide leadership that supports the company's goals and opportunities for improvement, and provide direction required for successful implementation of new strategies.
  • Effectively organize work and projects with other departments and oversee and ensure the proper and efficient daily work of the Mass Burn unit's operations personnel.
  • Manage, track, and implement established technical training programs, and develop new training, as needed.
  • Administer and supervise studies to improve plant operations, maintenance, or equipment, and monitor the effectiveness of plant manuals and procedures, instituting changes or additions, as required.
  • Establish complete communication with operations and maintenance teams so there is a seamless transition between shifts relating to equipment, systems, and reliability issues.
  • Retain working knowledge of the facility's emergency response plan and ensure the plant's readiness to meet unusual situations and safe, efficient, day-to-day operations.
  • Routinely tour the Mass Burn unit and proficiently inspect machinery to ensure plant performance requirements are met and to oversee work of the unit's personnel.
  • Adhere to environmental, health, and safety procedures and permit requirements.
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends on a non-routine basis, when required, to support facility operations.

Position Requirements:

Education (Degrees, Certifications, Fields of Study)
  • High school diploma or GED required. A Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited institution is preferred.
  • Ten years' experience in supervisory and managerial level roles in an industrial power-generating facility.
  • The ASME, QRO Certification is desirable; or, must be able to qualify for this certification within six months of employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong comprehension of all phases of power plant or industrial process operations.
  • Understanding of municipal solid waste (MSW) combustion practices and materials handling processes.
  • Maintenance experience with rotating and electrical generation (turbine generator) equipment.
  • Knowledge of electrical and controls systems is desired.
  • Aptitude to write reports and correspondence, as well as effectively present information, and respond to questions from groups of managers and subordinates.
  • Ability to direct and/or collaborate with others to operate, maintain, and resolve technical issues.
  • Capable to lead and motivate team members to meet the company/facility's goals and personnel development.
  • Strong leadership, verbal and written communications are a must.
  • Cultivate innovation and embrace change.

Physical Demands:
  • Physical Ability - Perform tasks that require the ability to exert light to moderate physical effort which may involve lifting, climbing, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
  • Sensory Requirements - Some tasks may require the ability to observe and recognize colors or shades of colors, sounds, odors, depths, and textures. Numerous tasks require visual perception and judgment.
  • Environmental Factors - Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as insects, dirt, dust, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, working at heights, traffic hazards, toxic agents and chemicals, disease, raw sewage, syringes, pathogenic substances, nails, glass, or other sharp debris.

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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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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