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Shift Supervisor - 2nd Class Engineer

Posted: 12-13-18 Company: Covanta Location: Haverhill, MA

About Covanta: Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 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

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.


This individual will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Facility during an assigned shift including the monitoring of the boilers, turbine and steam plant, and ensuring safe and efficient operation, while operating within all environmental limits and permits. To accomplish this, the Shift Supervisor is required to make routine tours of the plant and oversee the work of the operators on their shift. In the event of emergencies or unusual operations, the Shift Supervisor will, if necessary, direct or personally perform the required operations as well as coordinating the activities of all personnel involved. The individual must also approve all requests for removing equipment from service for maintenance, or other purposes, and ensure that the equipment is properly cleared and tagged in accordance with plant procedures. The Shift Supervisor is responsible for the technical training of all personnel on his assigned shift.

Position Requirements

Qualified candidates must have 5-7 years power plant operations experience. Detailed knowledge of Power Plant equipment, operating procedures and standards to properly maintain and enforce cost effective, safe and efficient Facility Operations. Good communications skills, strong leadership skills, and problem solving/decision making skills are a must. Must obtain & maintain an ASME QRO Provisional license and the ability to obtain a Site specific Operators license. Must possess a Massachusetts Second Class Engineer’s License.

All Shift Supervisors must be able to work in all locations within the plant, under extremes of hot and cold, and in areas of dust, noise and wet conditions. Must be able to climb onto equipment and work in heights, lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs. and other manual labor to including pushing, pulling, sweeping and shoveling. 

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