Shift Supervisor - $ Sign on Bonus Eligible $
Bristol, CT 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Who we are

For more than 40 years, Covanta has been at the forefront of sustainable materials management, providing companies and communities world-class waste and resource solutions.

Through our diverse and scalable full-service capabilities, we're leading the charge to a carbon-negative future-reducing, reusing, recycling and reimagining waste for the benefit of both people and planet.

Our differentiator comes from our vast ecosystem of technology, facilities, and partnerships, trusted by the world's largest organizations to solve their most pressing environmental challenges, and achieve their most ambitious environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals.

All that we're missing is you. Join us today!!

Our values

Diversity, inclusivity, engagement-these are the values that help us foster a strong sense of community within Covanta. By embracing the unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our employees, we cultivate an environment that embraces teamwork, encourages open dialogue, and provides opportunities for growth.


This job offers an exciting growth opportunity with a very competitive Total Rewards package that includes:

  • A Competitive Base Salary
  • Performance-based Annual Incentive Plan
  • Great benefits include PTO, health insurance from Day 1, up to 7% company contribution for Retirement Savings Plan and 401K match

Covanta Bristol is seeking an experienced results-oriented leader to join our award winning Waste-to-Energy Facility located in Bristol, Connecticut.

In addition to keeping waste out of landfills, we're committed to ensuring safe operations and minimizing environmental impacts. We have been consistently recognized for exceptional operations.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Shift Supervisor is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the facility during an assigned shift, including the monitoring of boilers, turbine and steam plant. The Shift Supervisor will routinely tour the plant and oversee the work of various personnel while operating within all safety regulations, environmental limits and permits. In the event of emergencies or unusual operations, the Shift Supervisor will, if necessary, direct or personally perform the required operations as well as coordinate the activities of all personnel involved.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

* Responsible for maintaining a safe working environment for all personnel at the facility. Will ensure that all personnel follow all applicable policies and procedures and work in a safe and efficient manner.

* Responsible for approving all requests for removing equipment from service for maintenance and other purposes, ensuring equipment is properly cleared and tagged, and issuing safety permits, in accordance with plant procedures.

* Maintain the plant within all environmental limits and permits.

* Emergency response to injuries or accidents.

* Direct the completion of shift, daily, weekly and monthly checks.

* Maximize operational performance of all aspects of the facility.

* Troubleshoot plant operational issues.

* Coordinate maintenance activities.

* Projects as determined by the Operations Manager.

* Train and manage a workforce that is motivated, flexible in skills, cross-trained, and technically capable to ensure an effective and motived team.

* Responsible for technical training and development of all personnel on assigned shift.

* Maintaining administrative records on personnel.


* Shift Supervisors work a rotating 12-hour shift schedule that alternates between days and nights.

* Ability to work overtime.


* Qualified candidates must have 3 years or more of supervisory experience in power or resource recovery plant operations.

* HS/GED diploma required

* Demonstrated hands-on supervisory experience working with high performing teams, high pressure boilers and electric generation equipment required

* Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general administrative periodicals, technical procedures and regulations

* Ability to write reports and correspondence as well as effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and subordinates in English

* Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, decimals, compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs

* Ability to take appropriate safe action on his/her own initiative to prevent equipment damage or injury to personnel during emergencies or unusual situations

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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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
3+ years
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