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Back Plant Operator (DelVal EfW facility)
Job ID 10263           
Chester, PA
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
Full-Time Regular
High School Diploma/GED
Minimum 1 Year

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 Chester, PA facility, the Back Plant Operator will work under the supervision of the Shift Supervisor and the direction from the Control Room Operator. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Operation/maintenance of the residue equipment, general housekeeping issues associated with the equipment.
  • Duties also include safe and efficient operation of the assigned equipment in accordance with established plant operating procedures.
  • Other tasks may be assigned by the Shift Supervisors as deemed necessary.

HS Diploma/GED is required.

At least one year previous experience with high pressure boilers, electric generating equipment and the operation of heavy industrial equipment.

Formal technical or utility training is preferred.

The ability walk/stand for long periods of time, work in close quarters and confined spaces, climb ladders and structures, tolerate heights, and tolerate temperature extremes is key.

Individual will be required to complete the necessary training in order for him/her to operate equipment.

Individual will also assist the other operators during upset or any non-typical conditions as they arise during shift.

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