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

Transfer Station Operator (Danvers Transfer Station)

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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.

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We seek a dedicated individual to serve as a Transfer Station Operator at the Danvers Transfer Station located in Danvers, MA, who will be responsible for safely and efficiently performing general labor duties at a municipal solid waste transfer station. 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.

  • Perform general site maintenance including, but not limited to yard work, track maintenance, janitorial work and minor repairs

  • Maintain effective equipment checks (pre and post operations)

  • Perform general equipment maintenance and repairs as instructed

  • Maintain various items at the transfer station for continual operation

  • 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 preferred

  • Familiarity with all of heavy equipment 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 preferred

    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.