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Director of Operations (CES - Myerstown, PA)

Myerstown, PA
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Director of Operations (CES - Myerstown, PA)
Job ID 6949           
Myerstown, PA
Covanta Environmental Solutions
Covanta Environmental Solutions
Full-Time Regular
Bachelors Degree
Minimum 7 Years

About Covanta Environmental Solutions: Covanta Environmental Solutions offers comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today's most complex environmental challenges. With a nationwide network of treatment, recycling and energy-from-waste facilities, Covanta Environmental Solutions enables customers to mitigate risk and reach their sustainability goals. For more information, visit www.covanta.com/Our-Solutions .

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 www.covanta.com .

Information on our facilities is available at www.covanta.com/Covanta-Map . For career opportunities, visit www.covanta.com/Careers . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Director of Operations is responsible and accountable for the obtainment of optimum efficiency and economy of all Operational Divisions for the assigned facilities. Reporting to the General Manager, the Director of Operations will be expected to maximize profits by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate leadership.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Set clear expectations, lead, coordinate, and direct Team Managers on initiatives from Corporate and Divisional leaders.
  • Promote all aspects of The CES Mission Statement and drive attainment of company Key Strategic Goals.
  • Coordinate and communicate daily with the local employee base any items of concern as they might relate to the following:
  • Safety
  • Inbound and Outbound volumes of materials managed – Process flow
  • Scheduling and understanding of work load
  • Compliance with permits, and all other Regulatory Authorities
  • Processing bottlenecks
  • Maintenance (Equipment and Facility)
  • Daily attention to Preventative Maintenance and Internal Audit obligations.
  • Reinforce CES directives – follow up as necessary to ensure progress and compliance at all levels.
  • Communicate local situations, decisions, and actions to appropriate Division and Corporate leaders.
  • Analyze division or department budget requests, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and identify areas in which cost reductions and program improvements can be made.
  • Influence work schedules and assignment of specific duties.
  • Establish and implement policies, goals objectives and procedures, conferring with organization officials as necessary.
  • Directly supervise up to 10 employees; carry out responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws. Personnel responsibilities consist of; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and conflict resolution; determining staffing requirements, interviewing, hiring and training new employees.
  • Pursue all unidentified growth opportunities in conjunction with sales.



BA or equivalent preferred

Ten (10) years related experience in Environmental Services, Non-Hazardous or Hazardous Waste sector.

Ideal candidate will have experience with development and expansion projects; municipalities and governmental agencies; and, vendors and consulting firms.  

Technology Requirements:

Experience with NetSuite/ NetCRM/ QuickBooks or similar applications

Office Suite Software – Microsoft Office


Based in Myerstown (PA), this role will require travel as needed (currently estimated at 50%).

Job Skills & Abilities:

Client and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing client and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services; and evaluation of client satisfaction.

Language ‐ Ability to read, analyze, and interpret regulatory, scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and potentially legal documents; to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

Administrative and Management – Knowledge of business and management principles involved in Lean principles, resource requisition and allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Reasoning Ability – Ability to collect data, define problems, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Active Listening – giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Communicating – Effectively providing information to clients, supervisors, peers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e‐mail, or in person.

Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Monitoring – Monitoring/Assessing performance of you, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Judgment & Decision Making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Other Requirements:

Integrity – Job requires being honest and ethical.

Cooperation – Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good‐natured, cooperative attitude.

Attention to Detail – Job requires being careful about detail and thoroughness in completing work tasks.

Leadership – Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer perspective and direction.

Persistence – Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

(Internal Code: *LI-COV)


  • Engineering
  • Mechanical Codes and Standards
  • Turbine Engineering
  • Materials
  • Plant Engineering
  • Power Engineering
  • Quality Assurance / Safety
  • Environmental
  • Manufacturing / Production

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