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Covanta Projects Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Lorton, Virginia

Covanta South Region is hiring a Heavy Equipment Mechanic- Come Join Us in Protecting Tomorrow

What Covanta Offers You:

Highlights of Covantas Competitive Total Rewards package:

  • A competitive base salary
  • Day 1 - Health Care Benefits, includes dental and vision
  • Wellness Program Incentives and Rewards
  • Retirement Savings Plan and 401K with Company match
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation and Holiday)
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement


At Covanta, the work we do is more than just a job. Its 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.

The Heavy Equipment/Mobile Equipment Mechanic will diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment such as front-end loaders, forklifts, tractors, trailers, and other light- and heavy-operating equipment in support of the Facilitys overall operations.

Duties include:

  • Schedule maintenance for industrial equipment and machines and keep equipment service records.
  • Repair and replace damaged or worn parts to braking system, engines, fuel system, power train, electrical system and hydraulic system.
  • Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers specifications.
  • Operate and inspect machines or heavy equipment to diagnose defects.
  • Read and understand operating manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings.
  • Dismantle and reassemble heavy-operating equipment using hoists and hand tools.
  • Overhaul and test equipment to ensure operating efficiency.
  • Adjust, maintain, and repair or replace subassemblies such as transmissions, using hand tools, jacks, and cranes.
  • Repair, rewire, and troubleshoot electrical systems.
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs, using engine diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices.
  • Examine parts for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges.
  • Weld or solder broken parts and structural members, using electric or gas welders and soldering tools.
  • Research, order, and maintain parts inventory for services and repairs.
  • Clean, lubricate, and perform other routine maintenance work on all facility vehicles to ensure that equipment and vehicles operate efficiently and safely.
  • Assemble gear systems, and align frames and gears.
  • Clean parts by spraying them with grease solvent or immersing them in tanks of solvent.
  • Adjust and maintain industrial machinery, using control and regulating devices.
  • Fabricate needed parts or items from sheet metal.


  • Minimum of four years vehicle and heavy equipment maintenance experience, or two years of mechanical trade school training and two years experience as a vehicle and heavy equipment mechanic.
  • Must be able to operate mobile equipment such as front-end loader and tractor/trailer for diagnostic purposes
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Current valid CDL Class A license is a plus.