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Maintenance Mechanic and Welder- Power Plant

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Join us in creating a sustainable future and becoming a protector of tomorrow!Covanta South Region is hiring a Maintenance Mechanic and Welder-Come Join Us in Protecting TomorrowEligible for Sign-On Bonus up to $1500What Covanta Offers You:Highlights of Covanta's Competitive Total Rewards package:

  • A competitive base salary
  • Day 1 - Health Care Benefits, includes dental and vision
  • Wellness Program Incentives & Rewards
  • Retirement Savings Plan and 401K with Company match
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation & Holiday)
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Benefits
  • Tuition ReimbursementABOUT COVANTA:At Covanta, the work we do is more than just a job. It's a commitment to environmental problem-solving and sustainable progress. We do all that we can to safeguard the future of our people, our planet and our shared prosperity. We are a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Our modern Waste-to-Energy and material processing facilities provide municipalities and businesses sustainable alternatives to landfill disposal that help build a circular economy and use waste to generate clean, renewable electricity. Building a safer, smarter world is no simple task, but it is something we can achieve together. Join us in protecting tomorrow.Position Summary: Under general maintenance supervision, the Maintenance Mechanic/Welder performs skilled mechanical & welding work in support of the overall facility operation and in maintaining operation of the power generation plant in compliance with established production schedules and plant output requirements.A Maintenance Mechanic and Welder will be responsible for performing various aspects of mechanical maintenance on rotation machinery and equipment, boilers and support systems, cranes, structural supports and equipment, piping systems, and high pressure parts repairs. Maintenance Mechanic and Welder may inspect, adjust alignment, replace or rebuild pumps, replace fan bearings, replace motors, repair screw conveyors, repair soot blowers, install and modify pipelines and assist in the modification and addition of plant projects. Qualified individual will also be proficient in SMAW, GTAW, and GMAW weld procedures. Certification under Covanta D-1-1 (ASME Structural Welder) is required within 90 days of employment. Certification under Covanta R-1 (ASME Code Welder ) is required within one (1) year of employment. Shift: This position works on an 8 hours shift and has on call duties that include nights, weekends and some holidays. Overtime will be requiredEssential Responsibilities :
    • Attends and participates in scheduled training and safety programs. Knows, understands and complies with all company safety regulations and procedures.
    • Attends pre-job safety briefs/tool box talks, utilizes and follows Job Safety Analysis for repairs when available.
    • Is constantly alert to unsafe working conditions and is certain that all safety precautions are being used and that work is conducted in a safe manner.
    • Maintains a clean, neat and orderly work area, and wears all personal protective equipment at all times.
    • Safely operates all machine shop equipment and hand tools.
    • Follows facility lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) procedures and program.
    • Performs a wide variety of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic repairs, PM's and fabrication, including pipefitting, rigging, assembly and disassembly of all types of plant operation equipment, conveyors, piping structural reinforced plastic, and sheet metal systems.
    • Plans details of jobs assigned, develops and uses sketches, blueprints and drawings. Consults with operations and technical groups on safety procedures and job hazards. Gives work direction and training to trainees, helpers and other crafts.
    • Consults with operations and works cooperatively with facility operators, ensuring that facility machinery is being repaired as requested.
    • Utilizes equipment manuals or system database for referencing and troubleshooting.
    • Completes work order corrective actions, log books as required in a clear and legible manner and ensures accuracy of time reporting on all repair activities.
    • Take an active part in the vibration and oil analysis programs.
    • Actively participates in plant shutdown work including inspection, tear down and repair of all mechanical and electrical plant equipment.
    • Actively participates in plant shutdown work including high pressure tube repairs.
    • Performs repairs to high pressure valves and steam systems.
    • Performs advanced welding and torch cutting procedures.
    • Determines the tools, parts, supplies, and equipment necessary to perform the assigned job.
    • Dismantles, overhauls, reassembles and adjusts boilers components, pumps, valves and all other auxiliary equipment.
    • Performs facility machinery and equipment inspections, adjusts or replaces worn components as required, lubricates all facility machinery routinely and makes necessary adjustments to ensure that equipment is operating efficiently.
    • Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly manner.
    • Performs a variety of fabrication activities on facility machinery and components.
    • Performs pipefitting runs with all types of tubing and pipes.
    • Performs rigging techniques to lift and move a variety of equipment, parts, structural components and shapes at the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor.
    • Frequently is required to lift and carry 50 lbs.
    • Interprets sketches, blueprints and drawings.
    • Occasionally is exposed to heights and working off scaffolding and ladders.
    • Frequently is exposed to extreme heat and adverse weather conditions.
    • Performs basic welding and torch cutting procedures.
    • Perform other duties as deemed necessary by the Maintenance Supervisor.Requirements:
      • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
      • Valid driver's license
      • Three (3) years' experience in the repair and maintenance of mechanical equipment.
      • Formal technical or apprenticeship training is desired.
      • Hydraulics - is able to install seals, and to rebuild cylinders and pumps.
      • Conveyors - can remove, install taper locks, gearboxes, bearings and splice belts.
      • Pipefitting - can operate pipe threading machine and milling machine.
      • Basic Welding - possesses current certification in structural steel welding.
      • Oxy Acetylene - is able to cut and fabricate simple fabrications.
      • Machining - can safely operate hydraulic press, drill press, band saw and grinders.
      • Coupling Alignment - is able to align couplings with dial indicators.
      • Basic knowledge of experience in general rigging practice
      • Blueprints & Manuals - is able to interpret simple blueprints and equipment manuals.
      • Basic Math - can add and subtract fractions and decimals.
      • Safety - understands and uses lock out procedures
      • Uses personal protective equipment and follows safety procedures in performing job functions.
      • Has knowledge of the maintenance management program system for retrieving parts and work orders.
      • Demonstrates initiative and is self-motivated, needs little supervision to carry out given tasks.
      • Has a good safety record and demonstrates the ability to follow all facility safety procedures and programs.
      • Must be able to effectively communicate via 2 way radios
      • Must be half-face or full-face respirator qualified.
      • Fluent in reading blueprints and P&ID's
      • Ability to read and interpret documents such as rules, maintenance instructions, and other procedure manuals.
      • Ability to speak and communicate effectively with supervisors and other employees of the organization.
      • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
      • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
      • Ability to follow Covanta Safety rules.
      • Ability to complete all Maintenance & Safety Training within prescribed deadlines, which are expected to be met as a condition of employment.
      • Required to be on call on rotating basis and work overtime based on plant needs.Physical Demands:
        • Is able to meet the physical requirements of the position, including walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, working on grating or climbing for extended hours.
        • Work in close quarters and confined spaces
        • Climb Ladders and structures
        • Tolerate heights, high temperatures, and work outside as employee is frequently expose to outside weather conditions.
        • Can frequently lift and carry 50 lbs.
        • Have the ability to don and wear a negative pressure respirator in accordance with OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.134.
        • Ability to work various shifts, and overtime based on plant requirements.
        • Ability to wear Covanta required PPE for the job and the assigned task.
        • Specific vision ability required by this job included close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 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

Keywords: Disability Solutions, St. Petersburg , Maintenance Mechanic and Welder- Power Plant, Engineering , Saint Petersburg, Florida

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