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Operations Manager (Essex EfW facility)

Newark, NJ
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Operations Manager (Essex EfW facility)
Job ID 7334           
Newark, NJ
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
Full-Time Regular
High School Diploma/GED
Minimum 5 Years

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.

The Operations Manager will oversee the Plant’s operational responsibilities and requirements, which utilizes both refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and mass burn technology, that include but are not limited to the following activities:

• Effectively organize work and projects with other departments, and oversees and ensures the proper and efficient daily work of all
operations personnel. Responsible for supervising the operations departments.

• Manage, track, and implement the established technical training programs, as required. Develop new training as needed.

• Administer and supervise studies to improve plant operations, maintenance, or equipment, and monitor the effectiveness of plant
manuals and procedures, instituting changes or additions, as required.

• Ensure the plant’s readiness to meet unusual situations and safe/efficient day-to-day operations.

• Proficiently inspect boilers and machinery and meet plant performance targets.

• Oversee or compile various reports at plant and corporate levels.

• Adhere to environmental, health, and safety procedures and permit requirements

This position reports to the Facility Manager


To be considered for this position, you must have a broad background in plant operations, including approximately 10 years experience in a supervisory role at a power plant however, a general supervisory background in an electrical or mechanical generating facility may be substituted for power plant experience.

An engineering degree is desirable
General knowledge and/or experience in industrial safety is required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional essential requirements of the position include:


    • Maintenance experience with rotating and electrical generation (turbine generator) equipment.  Knowledge of electrical and controls systems is desired.

    • Knowledge of municipal solid waste (MSW) combustion practices. 

    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications, and organizational skills.

  • Off-hours work may be required.
  • Boiler
  • Material handling
  • The ASME, QRO/CFO Certification is desirable, or must be able to qualify for this certification within six months of employment.


  • Engineering

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