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Crane Operator Pinellas EfW facility

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Covanta Energy

Saint Petersburg, FL

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Crane Operator (Pinellas EfW facility)

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.

Responsible for the operation of the refuse crane. Charge the feed hoppers, maintain the correct levels of refuse fuel in the boiler hoppers, mix and level refuse in the pit and observe the tipping of delivery trucks for unacceptable and hazardous waste.

Perform routine inspections of the overhead cranes, grapples to ensure the integrity of the equipment.

Perform routine house keeping duties as assigned.

Cross train to be able to operate the front end loader

Assist with the duties of loader operator and ash loader operator

Participate in boiler cleanings

Train to become qualified as a Utility Operator

Perform other duties as directed by the Shift Supervisor.

Position Requirements

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: High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Previous experience in the operation of heavy industrial machinery, or demonstrated mechanical aptitude. 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.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; 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 work in all areas of the plant. The employee will be required to don and wear a negative pressure respirator in accordance with OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.134.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.





Saint Petersburg, FL

, 33701


Construction, Mining & Trades


Covanta Energy

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