USACares Jobs

Job Information

Covanta Equipment Operator (Danvers Transfer Station) in Danvers, Massachusetts

Equipment Operator (Danvers Transfer Station)

Job ID



Danvers, MA

Functional Area

Sustainable Solutions


Sustainable Solutions

Position Type

Full-Time Regular

Education Required

High School Diploma/GED

Experience Required

Minimum 1 Year

Relocation Provided


Position Description

Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste ("EfW") facilities safely convert approximately 21 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle over 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. 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 Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

We seek a dedicated Equipment Operator who will be responsible for the safe operation of heavy equipment (front-end loader, excavator, forklift, sweeper, etc.) used at the Danvers Transfer Station located in Danvers, MA, to receive, stockpile, process, prepare for transport and load municipal solid waste into transfer trailers, or other similar vehicles. The individual fulfilling this role must be flexible to work shifts as assigned, handle special projects assigned by a supervisor and any other related duties.

The duties herein are intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by this position and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills. Furthermore they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the company.

  • Operate various pieces of equipment and machinery to facilitate the receipt, stockpile, process and load municipal solid waste into transfer trailers.

  • Maintain effective equipment checks (pre and post operations)

  • Perform equipment maintenance and repairs as instructed by maintenance department and transfer station supervisory personnel.

  • Maintain various items at the transfer station for continual operation i.e., sprinkler system, radiation monitors, alarm system heating and cooling system etc.

  • Obtain information regarding material entering transfer station by greeting customers, visually confirming contents are appropriate for the transfer station.

  • Provide instructions to customer for proper location of disposal on tipping floor

  • Perform inspections effectively and accurately in accordance with state mandated Waste Ban Regulations.

  • Ensure that customers and employees conduct all business in a safe manner and wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Perform facility inspection checks as assigned by a Supervisor.

  • Follow and enforce all required Covanta safety policies and procedures.

    Position Requirements

We are seeking candidates with following credentials:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Mechanical, equipment or trade school certificate or training a plus

  • Minimum of 1 year of prior experience working at sites regulated by OSHA, solid waste handling facilities experience preferred

  • Prior experience with heavy equipment equipment used at the facility to process refuse and support baler operations, including, but not limited to forklifts, excavators, front-end loaders, and sweepers

  • Valid State Driver’s license.

  • Massachusetts State Hydraulics license type 2-A, 1-C is required

    Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Good customer services skills to meet and exceed customer expectations

  • Acts in a professional, courteous and cooperative manner toward customers and co-workers

  • Deal with public effectively and without controversy

  • Works with a sense of honesty and trustworthiness

  • Good time management skills to ensure assigned responsibilities are completed in an efficient and safe manner

  • Good follow through ability

  • Ability to adhere to work schedule and follows through on challenges as they arise

  • Ability to adhere to Company policies and rules

  • Promotes the Company’s safety standards

  • Does not take inappropriate risks

  • Maintains a feeling of pride in work

  • Strives to achieve all goals.