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General Operative/Laborer (Dublin Waste to Energy Facility)
Job ID 6816           
Dublin, Ireland
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
Full-Time Regular
High School Diploma/GED
Minimum 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 . Information on our facilities is available at . For career opportunities, visit . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Dublin Waste to Energy project is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Dublin City Council and Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy solutions, to build, own and operate a new 600,000 metric tonne per year, 58 net megawatt Energy-from-Waste facility in Dublin. The facility will provide the Dublin region with a long-term sustainable and environmentally superior waste management solution, enabling it to divert post-recycled waste from landfills and become locally self-sufficient in managing waste, consistent with regional, national and EU waste policies.

SUMMARY: Perform various hands-on tasks required for the upkeep, maintenance and operation of the plant and its component equipment. The position reports directly to the Maintenance Manager but will support both the maintenance and operations team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Perform general housekeeping of the facility, including cleaning and moving material.
Assist with outage work on the boilers and APC equipment.
Inspect incoming waste and remove as appropriate.
Have the ability to work autonomously or as part of a team.
Follow all company procedure and safety policies.
Perform other duties as assigned by senior management.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Junior or Leaving Certificate.  Formal technical or apprentice training is desirable, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as rules, technical procedures, operating and maintenance instructions, and other procedure manuals.  Ability to speak and communicate effectively with supervisors and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.


OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to take appropriate safe action on his/her own initiative to prevent equipment damage or injury to personnel during emergencies or unusual situations.