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Shift Operator-1 Dublin


Covanta Dublin Ireland

1 month ago

Join us in creating a sustainable future and becoming a protector of tomorrow


Come be a part of a fantastic team

Overtime, yearly bonus, free on-site parking, and a good pension.

There will be training provided.

We are proud to generate electricity for Dublin from non-recyclable waste generated in the city and surrounding areas, and we have a track record of high safety and environmental standards.

We are seeking Shift Operators with a desire to work in the power industry. Our operators are responsible for the safe and efficient operation of boiler auxiliaries, the turbine generator, fans, pumps, ash handling conveyors, scrubbers, bag houses, lime slakers, water treatment systems, waste and ash cranes, and other equipment.

We are based in an industrial site in Poolbeg's docks area, and the work entails wearing protective equipment and working outside.

SUMMARY: Working under the direction of the Shift Supervisor on a rotating shift basis the... Shift Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of various systems and equipment as assigned by performing the following duties personally.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Working as part of a team in a busy production environment duties will include, but are not limited to:

· Maintaining high professional, personnel and equipment safety and
environmental consciousness of compliance standards and practices.

· Maintain environmental compliance conditions

· Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of equipment.

· Responsible for recording data, inspecting equipment, performing minor maintenance such as greasing or adjusting packing leaks and reporting equipment malfunctions or trends which indicate possible trouble.

· Understand the key process variables which impact the process and understand how to control and troubleshoot them

· Perform actions as directed to correct abnormal operating conditions or emergency situations.

· Clear waste and ash handling equipment and keep assigned areas clean.

· Perform chemistry testing on boiler water, cooling water and scrubber systems.

· Handle chemicals and oversee off- loading of plant consumable reagents.

· Participate in boiler washout/cleaning evolutions.

· Perform painting, cleanup work and various other housekeeping duties.

· Support the maintenance group as required.

· Train to become qualified as a Control Room Operator.

· Perform other duties as directed by the Shift Supervisor.

· Trains other employees on various steps when necessary and with agreement.

· Assist in developing and refining operational policies and procedures.

· Ability to work well in a team setting

· Ability to take ownership for process, and drive troubleshooting and improvement activities

· Organised and resourceful with excellent attention to detail and ability to get the job done

· Ability to multi-task and to work in a high paced environment with an awareness of continued impact on production and the plant performance

· Clean conveyor spillages

· Maintain work areas in a clean, orderly, and safe manner


· Ensure safe tidy place of work

· Communicate with site supervisor on any health and safety concerns.

· Feedback to site Supervisor with near miss reporting.

· Ensure attendance at all applicable site briefings and toolbox talks

· Be able to work well on your own or as part of a team

· Good communication skills

· Perform actions as directed to correct abnormal operating conditions or emergency situations.

· Understands lockout and tag out of equipment in support of maintenance activities

· An excellent standard of attendance and time keeping


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, high places and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to working within confined spaces, fumes or airborne particles, chemicals, heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment varies.

The description, duties, and responsibilities stated herein are representative of the nature and level of work assigned to the person, and not necessarily all-inclusive
Dublin Ireland

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