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Back Plant Operator (Pinellas EfW facility)

Saint Petersburg, FL
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Back Plant Operator (Pinellas EfW facility)
Job ID 6363           
St. Petersburg, FL
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
Full-Time Regular
High School Diploma/GED
Less than 1 year

Covanta is a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy. Covanta's 45 Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities provide communities and businesses around the world with an environmentally sound solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Covanta is a listed company under the symbol CVA.

Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into 9 million megawatt hours of clean renewable electricity and almost 9 billion pounds of steam that are sold to a variety of industries. Covanta's facilities also recover 400,000 tons of metal per year for recycling.

To learn more about how Covanta's facilities provide sustainable waste management for the communities it serves, visit www.covanta.com. Information on our facilities is available at http://www.covanta.com/facilities.aspx. For career opportunities, visit http://www.covanta.com/careers. Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Responsible for the inspection and operation of the incoming residue conveyors, ferrous metals separation, non-ferrous metals separation equipment.
  • Manually clean all equipment troughs of built-up ash as required.
  • Clean and grease conveyor rollers and bearings as required.
  • Clean and grease front-end loader and bobcats when necessary.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory procedures.
  • Maintain cleanliness of ash building as directed: sweep/shovel floors, maintain deck grating and handrails daily.
  • Wash outside of all equipment weekly.
  • Wash down floor, ceiling and walls periodically.
  • Pick up loose refuse along roadways.
  • Perform routine housekeeping duties as assigned.
  • Cross-train to Equipment Operator position.

  • High school diploma or GED. 
  • Previous experience in the operation of heavy industrial machinery a plus.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as rules, technical procedures, operating and maintenance instructions, and other procedureal manuals. 
  • Ability to speak and communicate effectively with supervisor(s) and other employees of the facility.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to take appropriate safe action to prevent equipment damage or injury during normal, emergency, or unusual situations.


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