Back Plant Operator – $ Sign-on Bonus Eligible $


Philadelphia, PA

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Covanta is seeking an Equipment Operator for the 58th Street Transfer Station. The successful candidate will be responsible for building and yard maintenance while securing the certifications needed to operate Covanta's heavy equipment at the site.


  • Equipment Operation - Ability and willingness to learn and become proficient in the operation of a loader for consolidating dumped refuse on the tipping floor, an excavator with trash grapple for loading outbound trucks, a forklift for material handling, and a skid steer for yard sweeping and misc. tasks (50%)

  • Exterior site maintenance and improvement – litter collection, painting, snow removal, and ice prevention (30%)

  • Traffic Control for incoming/outgoing traffic as needed (10%)

  • Provide assistance to the mechanic on equipment repairs requiring additional help (5%)

  • Additional Duties as assigned by Transfer Station Manager (5%)


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience operating heavy equipment in a site regulated by OSHA

  • Valid Driver's License- Commercial Drivers License (CDL) is a plus

  • Flexible Schedule

  • Good communication and customer relations skills

  • Good mechanical aptitude

  • Ability to operate (or willingness to learn) equipment such as a loader, excavator, forklift, skid steer, or similar equipment

  • Ability to work with hand and power tools

  • Ability to lift fifty (50) pounds

  • Ability to kneel, crawl, stoop, bend or twist for extended periods of time

  • Ability to walk and/or stand and/or sit for extended periods of time

  • Ability to walk on elevated platforms or scaffolding

  • Ability to work outside and in the elements under all weather conditions


  • Exercise Independent Judgment

  • Engage in Problem Solving

  • Be a Team player

  • Possess Strong Interpersonal Skills

  • Exhibit Initiative

  • Abide by all Safety guidelines

  • Be Adaptable


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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