Maintenance Mechanic

Covanta Energy Derwood , MD 20855

Posted 2 months ago

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Maintenance Mechanic

Position Description: We seek a dedicated individual who will be responsible for performing various mechanical, maintenance and repair work including the inspection and maintenance work required for rotating machinery and equipment used for accepting and processing waste and recyclables at the Transfer Station. The mechanic will be required to inspect, adjust, repair or modify the mechanics of various rolling stock and facility machinery, including but not limited to wheel loaders, dozers, yard tractors, trucks, cranes, chassis, walking floor trailers, intermodal containers, and compactors.

Responsibilities will include:

  • The inspection and maintenance work required for rotating machinery and equipment.

  • Inspect and adjust, as necessary, the mechanical alignment, balance, level and general condition of rotating equipment throughout the Transfer Station

  • Perform welding in SMAW, GTAW, and GMAW

  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks

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

  • Use various shop equipment in the performance of his/her assigned tasks

  • Read and interpret measuring tools, blueprints, P&IDs, graphs and technical manuals

  • Follow all health and safety rules and regulations mandated by law and per the policies and procedures

  • Keep work area clean, safe and orderly

Position Requirements:To be considered for this position the individual must have at least five (5) years' experience with heavy equipment and truck maintenance and repair and a High School/GED Diploma. Formal technical or apprenticeship training is desired. Must be flexible to work various shifts, including weekends. May be required to work extensive overtime hours during planned and un-planned maintenance.

Key Competencies:

  • Must have thorough knowledge and experience with but not limited to: hydraulic systems, gas engines, diesel engines, electrical systems, drive trains and various hand tools

  • Must have basic typing and writing skills

  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide

  • Must have the knowledge and ability to prioritize job tasks

  • Must be able to work independently and with others

  • Must pursue personal development opportunities and is committed to staying current within field of work

  • Must support teamwork by participating, cooperating, and communicating with co-workers

  • Must hold a current drivers license

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with co-workers by providing accurate, meaningful, courteous and timely responses to their questions or concerns

Working Conditions

  • Regular and punctual attendance is an essential function of this position

  • Variations to the work schedule need to receive Manager approval

  • Must travel to any location to do work in varying weather conditions, and be able to work outside or inside

  • May be required to handle and perform work safely and efficiently through stressful situations

  • Must be able to work outdoors at times

  • Must be comfortable working in noisy conditions

Physical Demands

  • On a frequent basis, the Maintenance Mechanic must use a variety of hand tools throughout the day to perform duties

  • On a frequent basis, the Maintenance Mechanic the employee may be required to lift equipment/parts

  • On an occasional basis, Maintenance Mechanic is required to lift a tire/rim or part that may be in excess of 100 lbs.

  • On a frequent basis, the Maintenance Mechanic the employee may be required to Climb stairs

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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Maintenance Mechanic

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