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Plant Operator

Posted: 08-23-18 Company: Wheelabrator Technologies Location: Saugus, MA

Wheelabrator Technologies is the second largest U.S. energy-from-waste business, and is an industry leader in the conversion of everyday residential and business waste into clean energy. Wheelabrator has a platform of 23 power-producing assets across the U.S. and U.K.—19 energy-from-waste facilities, four independent power plants as well as four ash monofills and three transfer stations. Wheelabrator has an annual waste processing capacity of over 7.5 million tons, and a total combined electric generating capacity of 853 megawatts—enough energy to power more than 805,000 homes. Wheelabrator also recovers metals for recycling into commercial products. The company's vision To develop, deliver and realize the potential of clean energy speaks to Wheelabrator's ongoing commitment to the development of clean energy solutions for its customers and local communities.

Wheelabrator is owned by Energy Capital Partners, an energy-focused private equity firm. For more on Energy Capital Partners, please visit For more on Wheelabrator, please visit

Our Wheelabrator Saugus facility in Saugus, MA is currently looking for a Plant Operator who holds a current Massachusetts 2nd Class Engineer's License and has the ability to monitor and control boilers, turbine, and auxiliary plant equipment from the control room to maintain safe, efficient and continuous plant operation. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to maintain a safe and efficient boiler operation including maintaining productive boiler combustion, maximize generation, manage in-plant power consumption, operates facility within all applicable permits. Monitor plant operational and emissions data; detects and responds to changing conditions with regard to maximizing plant safety and efficiency. Oversee the operation of plant equipment and dispatch operators for local monitoring for safe operation. Works with maintenance to troubleshoot problems and ascertains probable cause and has the ability to work overtime and rotating shifts.


  • Two years working in power plant environment as an Assistant Plant Operator or comparable position, or 5 years related experience or training in power plant environment.
  • Qualified candidates must be able to obtain the ASME QRO provisional license
  • High degree of mechanical aptitude to perform such tasks as replacement of shear pins, valve repacking, and equipment inspections.
  • Skills, experience, and knowledge sufficient to acquire state licenses
  • Math skills sufficient to complete required job functions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the operation and control of a steam generating power plant.

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At Wheelabrator Technologies, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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Anyone interested can send their resume directly to Mark Thompson at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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