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Electrical and Instrument Technician (Eligible for $5,000 Sign-On Bonus)

Company: Covanta
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Join us in creating a sustainable future and becoming a protector of tomorrow!Covanta is seeking an Electrician & Instrumentation Technician to join our Covanta Alexandria/Arlington Waste-to-Energy Facility! This position will report directly to the Maintenance Supervisor.SIGN ON BONUS: $5,000 (1/2 AFTER 30 DAYS; 1/2 AFTER 90 DAYS)Competitive salary, Annual Bonus Pay, and Comprehensive Company Benefits are included.Medical Insurance & other Benefits begin DAY ONE of Employment!JOB SUMMARYSafely perform highly skilled maintenance, installation, repair and troubleshooting work involved with electrical and instrumentation systems for waste processing and generation facilities operating 24-hours per day, 7-days per week maximizing equipment availability and reducing downtime. E&I Technician will support active operations by maintaining and servicing mechanical and electrical machinery, instrumentation, control, lighting and fixtures, outlets and wiring, generators as well as install, replace, troubleshoot, repair and maintain electrical distribution systems ranging from 24 VDC to 13.8kV including electric motors, transformers, switchgear, starters, and MCC's. Preferred candidate will be a qualified industrial electrician capable of working closely with maintenance and operations teams in an industrial environment.Daily activitiesEnsure all work is performed within company, state, and federal regulations, standards, statutes, policies, and procedures.Identify and promote opportunities to improve safety performance, act as a safety leader.Maintain and service all machinery, including mechanical and electrical, instrumentation, control, lighting and fixtures, outlets and wiring, generators, etc.Install, replace, troubleshoot, repair and maintain electrical distribution systems including electric motors, transformers, switchgear, starters, and MCC's.Fabricate, install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain DCS and PLC control systems, control panels, control boxes, and specialized electrical equipment and machinery.Complete open work orders and complete preventive maintenance activities as required by manufacturers OEM standards.Assist mechanics in maintenance and troubleshooting of mechanical and process equipment.Respond to routine and emergency calls for repairs and service.Goals for the roleAct as a Safety Leader to ensure individual and team Safety remain top priority in the planning and execution of all tasks.Work closely with Company Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) personnel targeting zero incidents and continuous improvement of site EHS performance.Continuous improvement in maintenance approach, encourage initiatives intended to reduce safety risk, increase productivity and efficiency, reduce maintenance cost.The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:Work in a self-guided manner in the absence of supervision and demonstrate creativity, exercise sound judgment, and demonstrate initiative.Report all personal injuries and EHS incidents and assist with both safety and environmental investigations.Ensure a high standard of housekeeping is maintained in all assigned areas.Ability to read electrical circuit diagrams and specifications, OEM maintenance manuals and requirements, interpret blueprints and technical drawings to correctly assemble panels, control boxes, etc. Skills in reading complex instructions required.Requisition material and supplies from stockroom; call vendors to discuss needs for parts and supplies and recommend purchases and suppliers.Transfer primary power from one source to another.Install cables, conductors, wire tray, splice cables, build terminations and perform necessary hook-up for primary power lines.Monitor work done by outside contractors for adherence to National Electrical Code Requirements and report back to supervisor.Support down-day planning to accomplish required work per agreed cost and schedule.Offer guidance and support to other maintenance personnel to further develop in-house technical expertise.Position Requirements: In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:Knowledge Of:Methods and techniques of troubleshooting, repairing and installing plant equipment.OSHA rules and regulations.Programmable logic controls, co-processors, DCS.Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications.Ability To:Troubleshoot and maintain plant equipment, machinery and related facilities.Operate power hand tools and other specialized electrical equipment.Operate office equipment including computers and supporting software applications.Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.Physical Requirements:Frequently ascends or descends ladders, stairs, elevated walkways, ramps and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.Perform heavy manual labor when needed such as moving and installing equipment in different weather conditions.Frequently lifts or moves up to 25 pounds and occasionally lifts or moves up to 50 pounds.Position requires working near and around operating mechanical parts and mobile equipment and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibrations.Ability to read and interpret various plans and designs.Capable of wearing personal protective equipment, such as hearing protectors and respirators, as necessary.Qualifications, Education, Training and Skills:High School graduate and Associate degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or five (5) to ten (10) years related experience as an E&I Mechanic in an industrial environment and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Knowledge of the National Electric Code required and familiarity with NFPA Arc Flash safety regulations, valid Journeyman Certification.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.If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting us at .

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