Operations Supervisor (Pasco EfW Facility))

Covanta in Spring Hill, FL

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Position Description

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 .
Information on our facilities is available at www.covanta.com/Covanta-Map . For career opportunities, visit www.covanta.com/Careers . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability EEO is the Law Poster (The poster can be found at www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf) Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.


Covanta is recruiting an experienced Operations Supervisor for our facility located in Spring Hill, FL.

The Operations Supervisor is responsible for training and ensuring the availability of qualified plant personnel to effectively and efficiently handle and meet daily operational needs. This includes ensuring the facility’s readiness to meet emergency or unusual circumstances in a safe and productive manner.

This position reports to the facility Operations Manager.
 
The Pasco County Resource Recovery Facility has a waste processing capability of 1,050 tons per day and up to 31 megawatts of energy generation, enough to power 22,000 homes. We are also a recipient of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star award.
 
Click here to learn more about our EfW process: Energy-from-Waste Facility Virtual Tour
Responsibilities:
Assist the Operations Manager with overseeing all areas of plant operations and carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Covanta’s policies and applicable laws.
Conducting personal and group technical training as required and maintaining the training records of the plant personnel. This will include maintaining the ASME license requirements and renewal notifications.
Travel to the Lake County facility (Okahumpka, FL) one or two days a week and provide the same type of technical training and records management for their facility employees.
Oversight and updating of the operator logs, SOP’s, P&ID’s, training programs, and implementing new processes for data collection and tracking utilizing the new technologies available.
Provide relief for the Shift Supervisors during short term absence as required, inclusive of vacation coverage as needed. When in relief for Shift Supervisor, the Operations Supervisor (OS) will review, prioritize, and direct the daily work activities for the shift. Direct the functional activities of the Control Room Operator, Assistant Control Room Operator, Auxiliary Operator, Equipment and Utility Operator.
Overseeing and prioritizing requests for removing equipment from service for maintenance, or other purposes and for ensuring the equipment is properly cleared and tagged in accordance with facility procedures.
Assist the Facility Safety Coordinator with administering the safety program, including presenting training in their absence.
Participating in daily / monthly meetings with the Shift Supervisors and facility management staff.
Coordinating day to day activities with the Equipment Operators who report to the (OS) including appraising performance; rewarding and coaching employee performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
During emergency or unusual situations, shall direct or if necessary, personally perform the required operations or corrective actions as well as coordinating the activities of all personnel involved.
Standing in for the Operations Manager in his/her absence.
Serve as emergency coordinator in the absence of the Facility/Department Managers.
Perform other duties as directed by the Operations Manager/Plant Management.


Position Requirements

Position Requirements:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) is required.
Broad background in plant operations, including at least 3 years’ experience in power or resource recovery plant operations required.
Hands-on and/or supervisory experience working with high pressure boilers and electric generation equipment required.
ASME QRO Site Specific Operator Certification (License) required; must be able to become site specific certified within 6 months of hire. 
Ability to motivate employees and maintain high morale.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general administrative periodicals, technical procedures and regulations.
Ability to write reports and correspondence as well as effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and subordinates.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to take appropriate safe action on his/her own initiative to prevent equipment damage or injury to personnel during emergencies or unusual situations.

Physical Demands:
Frequently exposed to high temperatures and outside weather conditions.
Working near moving machinery as well as noisy and dusty environments; must be able to wear required personal protective equipment (PPE) to include a negative pressure respirator in accordance with OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.134.
Climbing ladders and structures; must be able to tolerate heights.
Frequently required to stand, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and reach.
Lifting up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision ability required by this job included close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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Covanta offers competitive pay and benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Company Match Savings Plan, Vacation and Holiday pay.

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