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Covanta Training Specialist (Niagara EfW facility) in Niagara Falls, New York

Training Specialist (Niagara EfW facility)

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Niagara Falls, NY

Functional Area

Plant Operations


Plant Operations

Position Type

Full-Time Regular

Education Required

Technical Degree/ Diploma/ Certificate (EU)

Experience Required

Minimum 5 Years

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.

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Covanta Niagara located in Niagara Falls, NY, seeks a dedicated Training Specialist to support its power generation based technical training program at our Energy from Waste power plant.

The Training Specialist is responsible for the administration, execution, and oversight of the facility training and qualification programs to include the Operator Qualification Program (OQP), ASME QRO Operator Certification, the Niagara Falls City Operator License, and the GP Strategies GPiLEARN computer-based training program.

Reporting into the Facility Manager, the Training Specialist will be supported and guided by members of the Covanta regional training team as necessary.

The main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Train and mentor employee qualification through direct application of the Operator Qualification Program (OQP), providing active field participation/interaction, observance, and intervention as necessary to meet identified individual employee development targets;

  • Act directly as an Operations Trainer, using the OQP to qualify developing individuals;

  • Oversee the process of employee training and qualification needs identification, status reporting and communication, and support plan development/execution through conductance of the following:

  • Maintain and periodically report on each employee’s status/progress regarding all training (regulatory, developmental, qualification, etc.) to facility management;

  • Monitor and assist with the process of Individual Development Planning (IDP’s) generated as part of the annual performance evaluation process;

  • Facilitate development of annual operations and maintenance department training plans;

  • Participate in training-related status meetings and planning sessions;

  • Observe and assist other qualified persons conducting training and field qualification to ensure upholding of quality standards;

  • Monitor and evaluate employee performance, seek out and share best-practices, and recommend/develop/conduct training in response to observations.

  • Act as GPiLEARN LMS Administrator for the facility.

  • Act directly as a safety trainer, using corporate supplied documentation to complete monthly safety training meetings.

Position Requirements

Education: Hold a supporting technical certification, college/university/merchant academy degree, suitable related military experience, or requisite experience in a training program.

Experience: Minimum of 5 years technical training development and delivery experience at power generation facilities including both the operations and maintenance disciplines. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Possess excellent communicative and interpersonal skills; 2. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage up and down the chain of command; 3. Self-motivated, able to work independently according to a set of stated goals and objectives; 4. Familiarity with a Learning Management System (LMS) a plus. 5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. #LI-JM1