Equipment Operator - Tulsa
Location: Tulsa, OK
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 www.covanta.com .
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PRINCIPAL DUTIES: The duties of an Equipment Operator include the safe and efficient operation of all equipment associated with the Residue System, ferrous recovery system, and the movement of material throughout the Facility. Responsibilities consist of operating front-end loaders, side loaders, tractor trailers, and system operational duties in accordance with established Residue Systems procedures. MORE SPECIFICALLY: This position works under the direction of the Lead Equipment Operator. The Equipment Operator will be responsible for taking appropriate action on his own initiative to prevent equipment damage or personnel injury. He/she is required to operate equipment, record data, report equipment malfunctions or trends which indicate possible trouble and perform actions as directed to correct abnormal operating conditions or emergency situations. Assignments will include, but not limited to PM maintenance tasks assist with and perform minor equipment repair work, residue removal, and MSW handling on the tipping floor, perform painting, cleanup work and various other tasks. This individual must be familiar with the plant and the use and care of tools, equipment and material associated with the Residue and MSW loading Systems. Applicant must recognize that this position may be required to work overtime, nights, and incidental or prolonged hours, resulting from unusual operating conditions and major overhauls. Equipment Operators may be asked to participate in work on other equipment and systems throughout the Facility, as deemed necessary.
• HS Diploma or GED equivalent is required. Minimum of one (1) year experience in the operation of loaders and facility equipment. • Ability to drive a tractor trailer, operate front end loaders and other heavy equipment. • Physical strength to lift 50 pounds and carry it a distance of 100 yards. • Ability to climb ladders and work in overhead positions requiring harness and safety line. • Mechanical aptitude to use hand tools to minor maintenance.