Regional CEM Coordinator - Location flexibility

  • Covanta
  • West Wareham, Wareham, MA, USA
  • Apr 20, 2019
Full time Energy Energy Efficiency Environmental Science - Engineering Renewable Energy Sustainability

Job Description

Position Description 

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 www.covanta.com .

Information on our facilities is available at www.covanta.com/Covanta-Map . For career opportunities, visit www.covanta.com/Careers . 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 http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf) Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.


Reporting to the Director CEMS, you will have responsibility for ensuring environmental compliance at multiple Energy from Waste facilities. There is flexibility to base this position at or near other covanta facilities. 

In this high visibility, critical role your responsibilities include:  

  1. Oversight and supervision of the proper performance and documentation of QA/QC procedures for all Continuous Emissions Monitoring equipment within their assigned region.  This requires periodic review and inspection of each site’s daily QA/QC activities, Daily Calibration Drift (CD) determinations and graphing, and all maintenance activities both preventive and corrective insuring all activities are in accordance with the requirements of CFR 40, PT. 60, all applicable State and Local Permits and Consent Decrees, and CEMS/Testing Departmental Policies and Guidelines.
  2. Coordination, review, and implementation of updated routine or preventative maintenance procedures and activities for each CEMS system component.
  3. Quarterly review and update of Quality Assurance Manuals for each facility in their assigned region assuring compliance with CFR 40, PT. 60, Appendix F., all applicable State and Local Permits and Consent Decrees, and CEMS/Testing Departmental Policies and Guidelines.
  4. Determination of required levels and availability of CEM System equipment spare parts at each facility as required for routine and preventive maintenance activities.
  5. On site supervision and coordination of the performance of periodic accuracy audit activities.  This includes Quarterly Cylinder Gas and Opacity Audits, annual Relative Accuracy audits, and required pretest checks and QA maintenance prior to testing.
  6. Assuring that audit gases (Protocol 1) and opacity filters at each facility are available with current certifications as required for audit activities.  Also included is a periodic review of daily calibration gas requirements.
  7. Bi-Quarterly on site inspection of each CEM system to assure that no system changes or modifications have been made and that maintenance activities and documentation are in accordance applicable parts of CFR 40, PT. 60, all State and Local Permits and Consent Decrees, and CEMS/Testing Departmental Policies and Guidelines.
  8. Coordination and implementation of all changes, modifications and upgrades to CEM System Hardware, Software, etc. insuring proper documentation as well as compliance with applicable parts of CFR 40, PT. 60, all State and Local Permits and Consent Decrees, and CEMS/Testing Departmental Policies and Guidelines.
  9. Weekly reporting of the status of each CEM System within the region detailing all non-routine activities occurring during the week which had a major effect on system, equipment, or data availability (greater than 4 hours per day or 15 hours total for the week).
  10. Immediate notification via fax to the CEMS/Testing Department of any problems or failures which could affect equipment or system accuracy or availability which could prevent or delay performance of scheduled quarterly accuracy audits or Relative Accuracy testing for facilities within assigned region.

Position Requirements 

Minimum 2 yr AAS Degree or equivalent background in electrical or electronics with experience in analytical or process instrumentation and equipment.

Fundamental Computer Skills and knowledge with proficiency in Microsoft Windows and the use of spreadsheet, database and word processing programs.

Travel requirements:  Approximately 30%

Fundamental Supervisory Management, Organizational, and Communications skills needed for coordination of CEM System Quality Assurance and maintenance activities for 3 to 5 facilities.