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Shift Supervisor (1 out of 5)
Job ID 3375           
Courtice, Ontario Canada
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
Full-Time Regular
High School Diploma/GED
5 - 7 Years

Covanta, an internationally recognized owner and operator of large-scale Energy-from-Waste (EfW) and renewable energy projects in the U.S., Canada, Italy and China, is recruiting for 5 Shift Supervisors for its EFW facility currently under construction in Clarington, Ontario (Durham York region). This state- of-the-art EFW facility is the first large scale, commercial energy-from-waste project in North America in over 15 years and will be capable of processing 140,000 tonnes of post--recycled waste annually and producing 20 megawatts of electric power. Covanta’s facilities also recover 400,000 tons of metal per year for recycling.

Covanta is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (Symbol: CVA). To learn more about how Covanta’s facilities provide sustainable waste management for the communities it serves, visit . For career opportunities, visit For more information on the Durham York project, visit

Coordinate and supervise the shift activities of the Operations Department; UNDER THE Direction of the Chief Engineer, oversee and coordinate the maintenance activities by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.

The role of Shift Supervisor (Shift Engineer) at Covanta Energy Durham York Facility must foster an environment of Safety, Environmental Stewardship, and a commitment to our client.
As a leadership role this person must be able to direct the operations team through mentoring and coaching for excellence in the operation of an EfW Facility.
The Shift Supervisor will review and prioritize and direct the daily work activities for the department.  Direct the functional activities of the Control Room Operator Auxiliary Operators, Crane Equipment and Utility Operators, and responsibilities to ensure quality and timeliness of independent decisions required to provide continuous service to the customer and safety of workers.
Delineate and enforce the safety policies and procedures for the Operations Department and other support teams
Closely monitor the production and maintenance activities, and assist in planning and executing scheduled outage work and oversee the related scheduling and timely completion of operating duties.
Direct the development of operating procedures and instructions and assist in the evaluation and development of recommendations for plant improvements.
Review and verify all documents and records pertaining to the department and CEMs data
Confer with representatives of other departments in solving interrelated administrative, organizational, and technical problems.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage subordinate Control Room Operator Auxiliary Operators, Crane Equipment and Utility Operators, in the Operations Department.  This position is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of their shift.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
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.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to take appropriate safe action on his/her own initiative to prevent injury to personnel, environment noncompliance, and equipment damage or during emergencies or unusual situations.  Ability to motivate employees, maintain high morale and get along with people.  Ability to use office computer system MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This job requires the ability to work Shift Work (24 Hr.) 7 Days per Week. The schedule maybe 2X 12 Hr. Days /Nights or 3X8 Hr. Days, Afternoon, or Nights, depending on the needs of the Business.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is frequently  required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move between 10 and 50 pounds.  Ability to access and make plant tours and/or inspections on a routine basis.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

REQUIREMENTS (Education, Skills, Certificate, Licenses, Experience):
Requires a broad background in plant operations including at least five (5) years in hands-on and/or supervision of Power Plant machinery. The candidate will possess a 2nd Class Inter Provincial Power Engineers Certification well as; general supervisory background in an electrical generating facility is most preferred.  General knowledge and/or experience in industrial safety are required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in a Solid Fuel facility is highly desirable.  Experience with DCS and CEMs operation is a requirement of this role. Prior commissioning experience is an asset.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write comprehensive logs, reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee periodically enters and inspects various plant areas with rotating machinery; is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; confined spaces, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; . Risk of electrical shock; and vibration.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Outside weather conditions; extreme heat may be a factor The noise level in the work environment usually requires hearing protection.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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