Electrical Field Specialist

Covanta Energy Chester , PA 19013

Posted 3 months ago

Covanta is a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy. Covanta's 45 Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities provide communities and businesses around the world with an environmentally sound solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Covanta is a listed company under the symbol CVA.

Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into 9 million megawatt hours of clean renewable electricity and almost 9 billion pounds of steam that are sold to a variety of industries. Covanta's facilities also recover 400,000 tons of metal per year for recycling.

To learn more about how Covanta's facilities provide sustainable waste management for the communities it serves, visit www.covanta.com. Information on our facilities is available at http://www.covanta.com/facilities.aspx. For career opportunities, visit http://www.covanta.com/careers. Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Support facilities planning and executing major maintenance evolutions on critical electrical apparatus. (40%)
    2.Support and troubleshoot electrical based problems and repairs. (25 %)3. Provide assistance complying with Technical Standards requirements, H&S. (10%)4. Provide training for facility electricians for compliance to Technical Standards and safe operations. (10%)Document field work in formal reports, specifications, and drawings for technical archives. (15%)

Position Requirements

  • Applicable engineering/ technology degree in electrical, controls or power distribution a plus and is preferred.
  • OEM/ Naval or equal qualified training program.


  • Minimum 10 years' experience in LV, MV, and HV electrical power distribution equipment and controls.

  • Specific experience in electrical power generation equipment.

  • Experience with PLC software and programming.

  • Field experience with operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of facility distribution power systems up to 13.8KV.

  • Field experience with operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of switchyard equipment up to 230KV.

  • Experience in AC power generation controls, protection, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

  • Experience with electromechanical protection relays and solid-state protection relays.

  • Knowledge of tools and specialized equipment and procedures to maintain and test power system metering, control, and protective relay equipment.

  • Knowledge to interpret test results and recommend corrective actions based on these results.

  • Knowledge of electrical theory and instruments and ability to do troubleshooting.

  • Ability to read and understand electrical drawings and instruction manuals


  • Must be able to work in operating power generation facility with OSHA required PPE.

  • Approximately 80% of work time will be at company facilities during outage times or other scheduled or unscheduled maintenance intervals.

  • Must be able to climb several flights of stairs during outages when elevators may be out of service.

  • Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays on short notice.


  • Dirty, hot, powerhouse environment. Must be able to work outside in difficult weather conditions.
  • 80% Travel
  • 20% Office
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