Job Description

Location: Chester, PA

Department: Plant Operations

Relocation Provided: No

Education Required: High School Diploma/GED

Experience Required: Minimum 3 Years

Position Description:
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.


Based at our Chester, PA facility, we seek a dedicated individual who is able to safely and efficiently operate their assigned equipment in accordance with the established plant operating procedures. They will be responsible for the operation and inspection of various systems and equipment as assigned. Normally, their assigned areas will include the boilers and associated systems such as fans, grates, ash and air pollution control systems, the demineralizer, and the testing of water chemistry. In addition, the Auxiliary Operator will perform the duties of crane operator.

They are also responsible for recording data, reporting equipment malfunctions or trends, which indicate possible trouble, and performing actions as directed to correct abnormal operating conditions or emergency situations.

The Auxiliary Operator will work under the supervision of the Shift Supervisor and the direction of the Control Room Operator.

Position Requirements:
The position of Auxiliary Operator requires a HS Diploma /GED and at least three years previous experience with high pressure boilers and electric generating equipment. Formal technical training is also required. Previous power plant experience is preferred.

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.