Preston, Connecticut

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Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Shift Supervisor is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the facility during an assigned shift, to include the monitoring of boilers, turbine and steam plant.

The Shift Supervisor will routinely tour the plant and oversee the work of various personnel, while operating within all safety regulations, environmental limits and permits. In the event of emergencies or unusual operations, the Shift Supervisor will, if necessary, direct or personally perform the required operations as well as coordinate the activities of all personnel involved.

Shift Supervisors at Covanta receive competitive wages and benefits, and are eligible for straight time pay when covering additional shifts.

Annual Bonus Pay and Comprehensive Company Benefits are included.

Medical Insurance & other Benefits begin DAY ONE of Employment.

Duties and responsibilities Include:
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe working environment for all personnel at the facility. Will ensure that all personnel follow all applicable policies and procedures and work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Responsible for approving all requests for removing equipment from service for maintenance and other purposes, ensuring equipment is properly cleared and tagged, and issuing safety permits, in accordance with plant procedures.
  • Maintain the plant within all environmental limits and permits.
  • Emergency response to injuries or accidents.
  • Direct the completion of shift, daily, weekly and monthly checks.
  • Maximize operational performance of all aspects of the facility.
  • Troubleshoot plant operational issues.
  • Coordinate maintenance activities.
  • Projects as determined by the Operations Manager.
  • Train and manage a workforce that is motivated, flexible in skills, cross trained, and technically capable.
  • Responsible for technical training and development of all personnel on assigned shift.
  • Maintaining administrative records on personnel.
  • Direction of manpower to address housekeeping issues.

Position Requirements:

Qualified candidates must have 5 or more years of experience in power or resource recovery plant operations.

While an engineering degree is desirable, hands-on experience with high-pressure boilers and electrical generation, as well as formal technical training is required.

Must obtain & maintain an ASME QRO Provisional license and the ability to obtain a Site Specific Operators license.

Critical Skills and Abilities:
  • Detailed knowledge of the operation of steam generating power stations and instrument and control systems. Ability to originate and monitor plant procedures and technical instructions.
  • Well-developed skills in troubleshooting equipment and systems, training personnel and interpreting logic diagrams.
  • Good communication skills, strong leadership skills, and problem solving/decision making skills are a must.
  • Must obtain and maintain an ASME QRO shift supervisor's license.
  • Ability to work 12-hour shift work, including nights, weekends, and holidays, as required to support the staffing of the facility 24/7.
  • Must be able towork in all locations within the plant, under extremes of hot and cold, and in areas of dust,noiseand wet conditions. Must be able towear a respirator,climb a ladder to access equipment and work from heights using fall protection,lift heavy objects and other manual labor to includingpushing, pulling,sweepingand shoveling.
  • Covanta is a smoke and tobacco free worksite.

You must be legally authorized to work in the country where this job is located and not require any sponsorship assistance from Covanta.


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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Preston, Connecticut

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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