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Control Room Operator (Plymouth EfW facility)


Conshohocken, PA
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Control Room Operator (Plymouth EfW facility)
Job ID 5927           
Conshohocken, PA
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
Full-Time Regular
High School Diploma/GED
Minimum 7 Years

About Covanta: Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit .

Information on our facilities is available at For career opportunities, visit . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Based at our Conshohocken, PA facility, we seek a dedicated individual who, working under the direct supervision of the Shift Supervisor, is responsible for monitoring and control of all plant systems on a continuous basis. This position will respond to alarms by taking appropriate corrective actions and execute approved plant shutdown and start-up procedures, and assure that the plant meets its operational, environmental and safety commitments while operating in a safe and environmentally efficient manner.

High school diploma/GED plus minimum of seven (7) years of power plant experience coupled with basic computer, blueprint, P&ID, schematic specifications and vendor requirement reading experience. Experience in municipal waste combustor operation including startup, shutdown and malfunction event response is preferred. While a technical or trade school background is desirable, hands-on boiler house operation is essential. Knowledge in plant electrical distribution system, turbine generation operations, boiler operations, pollution control equipment and MSW combustion is a must. Ability to take appropriate safe action on his/her own initiative to prevent equipment damage or injury to personnel during emergencies or unusual situations. Strong leadership skills, oral and written communication skills, and problem solving/decision making skills are a must. The ability to stay alert while sitting for long periods of time, work in close quarters and confined spaces, climb ladders and structures, tolerate heights, and tolerate high temperatures is key. A valid driver’s license and the ability lift up to 50 pounds are also required. The applicant must possess a thorough understanding of the Back Plant Operator, Auxiliary Operator, and Control Room Operator’s duties and responsibilities and be capable of standing watch in any of the a fore mentioned positions. The candidate will be required to support a flexible schedule as a relief operator to cover vacation and shift coverage requirements in the various qualified positions. The candidate will be required to obtain the QRO provisional certification within 6 months.


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