West Palm Beach, Florida

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Under general maintenance supervision, the Maintenance Technician performs skilled mechanical work in support of the overall facility operation and in maintaining operation of the process plant and power generation plant in compliance with established production schedules and plant output requirements.

  • Performs a wide variety of mechanical repairs of facility machinery including, equipment preventative maintenance, and identifying potential mechanical issues.
  • Performs a variety of advanced fabrication activities on facility machinery and components.
  • Performs pipefitting runs with all types of tubing and pipes.
  • Performs advanced rigging techniques to lift and move a variety of equipment, parts, structural components and shapes.
  • Performs advanced repairs on all types of conveyors and conveyor components.
  • Performs repairs to high pressure valves and steam systems.
  • Frequently is required to lift and carry 50 lbs, push and pull 100 lbs.
  • Is self-motivated and plans details of work that has been assigned with little supervision.
  • Interprets sketches, blueprints and drawings.
  • Occasionally is exposed to outside heights as high as 225 feet above ground level and frequently works off scaffolding and ladders.
  • Frequently is exposed to extreme heat and adverse weather conditions.
  • Determines the tools, parts, supplies, and equipment necessary to perform the assigned job.
  • Performs facility machinery and equipment inspections, adjusts or replaces worn components as required, lubricates all facility machinery routinely and makes necessary adjustments to ensure that equipment is operating efficiently.
  • Utilizes equipment manuals or system database for referencing and troubleshooting.
  • Consults with operations and works cooperatively with facility operators, ensuring that facility machinery is being repaired as requested.
  • Performs welding and advanced torch cutting procedures.
  • Safely operates all machine shop equipment and hand tools.
  • Directs trainees, helpers, and other support personnel assisting in the maintenance activities.
  • Completes work order corrective actions, log books as required in a clear and legible manner, and ensures accuracy of time reporting on all repair activities.
  • Is constantly alert to unsafe working conditions and is certain that all safety precautions are being used and that work is conducted in a safe manner.
  • Maintains a clean, neat and orderly work area, and wears all personal protective equipment at all times.
  • Attends and participates in scheduled training and safety programs. Knows, understands and complies with all company safety regulations and procedures.
  • Attends pre-job safety briefs/tool box talks, utilizes and follows Job Safety Analysis for repairs when available.
  • Follows facility lock-out/tag-out procedures and program.
  • Has an understanding of hydraulic pressures and ratings for pumps, hoses, fittings, etc. and is able to troubleshoot, repair/replace hydraulic components.
  • Has experience and knowledge of all types of conveying systems and operation, is able to troubleshoot and diagnose conveying troubles, and make appropriate repairs, correctly square a conveyor belt splice and replace complete conveyor belts.
  • Has knowledge of and understanding of various types of rigging techniques, methods, weights and load limits for rigging sizing and type.
  • Has knowledge of high pressure valve components and replacement procedures.
  • Is able to perform all pipe fitting and runs utilizing the pipe threading machine and PVC cementing.
  • Is able to cut and prep boiler tubing utilizing the portable milling machine.
  • Can safely operate all hand tools and machine shop drill press, band saw, and grinders.
  • Is able to execute coupling alignment utilizing dial indicators or lazar alignment method.
  • Can perform math using fractions and decimals.
  • Uses personal protective equipment and follows safety procedures in performing job functions.
  • Has understanding of SAF/spherical bearing and adaptor mounting procedures.
  • Is able to utilize equipment manuals and schematics for parts and repair.
  • Can thoroughly complete machinery inspections and identify worn or damaged components.
  • Can perform given repair instructions and follow procedures with little supervision.
  • Can perform advanced measurements with tapes, rulers and close tolerance measuring devises.
  • Can analyze equipment and determine appropriate repairs strategize with little supervision.
  • Can identify faulty bearings, gearbox drives, and replace as needed.
  • Has advanced fabricating skills utilizing oxygen/acetylene torch and plasma.
  • Has structural welding certification or greater.
  • Has the ability to set up and plan repairs and component replacement with little supervision.
  • Is able to compose a parts list, search and retrieve the necessary parts and components to complete equipment repairs with little supervision.
  • Has knowledge of the maintenance management program system for retrieving parts and work orders.
  • Demonstrates initiative and is self-motivated, needs little supervision to carry out given tasks.
  • Can frequently lift and carry 50 lbs, push/pull 100 lbs.
  • Is able to meet the physical requirements of the position, including walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, working on grating or climbing for extended hours.
  • Has a good safety record and demonstrate the ability to follow all facility safety procedures and programs.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate via 2 way radios
  • Must be able to read, write and verbally communicate in English.
  • Must be half-face or full-face respirator qualified.
  • Must have a minimum of high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Has a minimum of two years industrial mechanical experience.
  • Preferred Fork lift, JLG, hoist and/or mobile crane operator's certification.

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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West Palm Beach, 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.

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