Electrical and Instrument Supervisor- Eligible for $7,500 Sign On Bonus
Lorton, VA 
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.

About the role

Job Overview:

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the qualified individual will be responsible for the daily operations of the Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Department. The role oversees day-to-day operations and activities of the department and ensures administrative requirements of the team are fulfilled. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Planning and scheduling all E&I maintenance activities on boilers, turbine generators, material handling, site buildings, CEM system and balance of plant equipment, to satisfy operational requirements.

Developing comprehensive E&I preventive maintenance programs and reports on maintenance work productivity and performance, as well as daily, weekly and monthly maintenance planning, execution, and backlog management.

Administrative tasks that include timecard administration, publishing daily work schedules and issuing and prioritizing work orders.

Identifying, reporting, and improving key performance metrics.

Demonstrating strong leadership and motivational skills to cultivate an environment that embraces teamwork, encourages open dialogue and provide opportunities for growth.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Proficient with industrial electrical generation and distribution systems; electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic control systems for various industrial process equipment; industrial programmable logic control; and data acquisition systems.

  • Applied knowledge of the NFPA70E and NEC regulations.

  • Must be knowledgeable in using Allen Bradley Studio 5000 and ABB S+

  • Practical understanding of electrical systems such as variable frequency drives, protective relays, high voltage drives, transformers and switchgear, and power distribution systems.

  • Solid background in project management, job planning, setup, execution, job cost and time estimating.

  • Strong verbal and written communication, organization, and experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, Projects, PeopleSoft/ALM asset management and data management software is a plus.

  • Ability to use technical manuals, internet, vendors and other applicable resources to find appropriate repair procedures or parts for the maintenance of plant equipment.

  • Skilled to lead by example and motivate others to face challenging situations in a safe, positive, and efficient manner.


High school diploma or GED equivalent

Ten (10) or more years of applicable work experience in an industrial facility, with responsibilities in key leadership functions such as supervising, planning, scheduling, or engineering, preferably in a petrochemical, power, or utility facility.

Physical Demands:
  • Walk, stand, sit, climb and be able to handle temperature changes including extreme heat.

  • Be able to lift/carry 50lbs.

  • Qualify to wear a full-face respirator.

What Covanta Offers You:
  • Health Care Benefits - start 1st day of employment

  • Wellness Program Incentives & Rewards

  • 401k - match up to 7%

  • Paid Time Off (Vacation & Holiday)

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Benefits

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee Referral Bonus

Our DEI commitment

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 https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf). 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 contactingus at careers@covanta.com.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
10 years
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