Maintenance Mechanic – Eligible for $1,500 Sign On Bonus


Kapolei, HI

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SIGN-ON BONUS - $1,500 (1/2 after 30 days, 1/2 after 90 days)

Position Description:

We seek a dedicated individual who will be responsible for performing various mechanical maintenance, and repair work, on rotating machinery and plant equipment. The mechanic will inspect and adjust the mechanical alignment, replacement, or rebuilding of pumps; replace bearings and motors; repair screw conveyors; rebuild or change gearboxes; install and modify pipe lines; and assist in the modification and addition of plant projects. This position reports to the Mechanical Supervisor.


  • Inspects and adjusts the mechanical alignment, balance level, and general condition of conveyors, compressors, boilers, pumps, water treatment equipment, stokers, fans, turbines, diesel engines, gear reducers, and other rotating equipment throughout the plant, as required.

  • Checks, repairs, adjusts, or replaces couplings, bearings and mounts.

  • Fabricates and welds, to standard platforms and chutes, and performs other non-pressure vessel code welding procedures.

  • Performs preventative maintenance tasks, including routine vibration tests, thermography, and ultrasonic testing.

  • Actively participates in the periodic teardown and internal inspection of major equipment.

  • Utilizes various shop equipment in the performance of assigned tasks, such as the repair or rebuilding of soot blower devices, gearboxes, speed reducers, pumps, and other assemblies.

  • Reads and interprets measuring tools, graphs, and technical manuals.

  • Complies with health, safety, and environmental rules and regulations.

  • Keeps work area clean, safe and orderly.

Position Requirements:

To be considered for this position, the individual must have at least five years’ experience in the repair and maintenance of mechanical equipment and a high school diploma/GED. Formal technical or apprenticeship training is desired. Additional position requirements include:

  • Capable of interpreting blueprints; basic welding competencies.

  • Good oral and written communication skills, along with problem solving and decision-making ability.

  • Excellent manual dexterity, allowing for the repair of precision equipment, safely and effectively, while working in awkward locations/positions.

  • Fundamental computer skills and knowledge of standard operating and safety procedures.

Must be able to work overtime on a rotating on-call schedule to support plant operations, as needed, including nights, weekends, and holidays. May be required to work extensive overtime hours during planned and un-planned maintenance.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee periodically enters and inspects various plant areas with rotating machinery; is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; precarious places; confined spaces; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration. Must be able to work in all locations within the plant, under extremes of hot and cold, and in areas of dust, noise and wet conditions. Must be able to climb a ladder to access equipment and work from heights using fall protection, lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs. and other manual labor, such as pushing, pulling, sweeping and shoveling.

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.

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