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Covanta Mechanic Construction/Heavy Equipment(WPB P1) in West Palm Beach, Florida

Mechanic Construction/Heavy Equipment(WPB P1)

Job ID



West Palm Beach, FL

Functional Area

Plant Maintenance


Plant Maintenance

Position Type

Full-Time Regular

Education Required

High School Diploma/GED

Experience Required

Minimum 3 Years

Relocation Provided


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 .

Information on our facilities is available at . For career opportunities, visit . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Under general supervision, the Vehicle Mechanic performs skilled mechanical work on plant vehicles, heavy operating equipment (i.e front loader, fork lift, dump trucks, etc.) and equipment in support of the overall facility operation and in maintaining operation of the process plant and power generation plant in compliance with established production schedules and plant output requirements. For consideration a resume must be included with application. Click here to learn more about our EfW process: Energy-from-Waste Facility Virtual Tour

Position Requirements


  • Performs required preventive maintenance, trouble-shooting and analysis with testing equipment on vehicles and heavy equipment operating problems.

  • Plans details of jobs assigned.

  • Determines the tools, parts, supplies, and equipment necessary to perform the job.

  • Performs required repairs to vehicles and heavy equipment, braking system, engines, fuel system, power train, electrical system and hydraulic system.

  • Performs vehicle and equipment inspections, adjusts or replaces worn components.

  • Uses equipment manuals or system database for referencing.

  • Diagnostics of electronics and programming.

  • Works cooperatively with vehicle operators, ensuring that vehicles are being serviced properly.

  • Follows lubricating schedules for all facility vehicles and heavy equipment to ensure that equipment is operating efficiently and safely.

  • Performs basic welding and torch cutting.

  • Frequently is required to lift and carry 50 lbs, push and pull 100 lbs.

  • Occasionally exposed to working in extreme heat and weather.

  • Understands and safely operates hand tools.

  • Is self-motivated, capable of performing job requirements with little supervision.

  • Attends equipment training programs, maintains current technical knowledge of facility rolling stock.

  • Directs trainees, helpers, and other support personnel assisting in the maintenance activities.

  • Completes work order corrective actions, log books as required in a clear and legible manner, ensures accuracy of time reporting on all repair activities.

  • Is constantly alert to unsafe working conditions and is certain that all safety precautions are being used and that work is conducted in a safe manner.

  • Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly manner.

  • Wears all personal protective equipment at all times.

  • Attends and participates in scheduled training and safety programs. Knows, understands and complies with all company safety regulations and procedures.

  • Attends pre-job safety briefs/tool box talks, utilizes and follows Job Safety Analysis for repairs when available.

  • Follows departmental lock-out/tag-out procedures and program.

  • Other duties as required


  • Minimum of four years vehicle and heavy equipment maintenance experience, or two years of mechanical trade school training and two years experience as a vehicle and heavy equipment mechanic.

  • Must be able to operate Front Loader and Dump Truck

  • Must be able to read, write and verbally communicate in English.

  • Must be able to pass Respirator Fit Test and be clean shaven daily

  • Must have a minimum of a High School diploma or equivilant

  • A current valid driver license (CDL class A) is a plus