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Miami, Florida
United States
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Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
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Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Safety Manager

Covanta views employee talent as a key pillar of success within our company. We recognize the importance of a strong and highly-motivated workforce to drive profitable growth, on a foundation of operational and service excellence. Attracting, developing, retaining and advancing talent are among our most important priorities.

We aim to attract high-potential individuals who have a passion for what we do. We are focused on building a diverse workforce and stand committed to providing a culture of diversity and inclusion, work/life balance and pay for performance, all supported by a comprehensive total reward package. Training programs are offered at individual, supervisory and management levels to further develop our employees.

At Covanta, we are excited to build a global team united by shared values of honesty, integrity, respect, trust, responsibility and corporate citizenship. Our positive work culture brings employees together with the common goals of improving the environment, supporting the waste disposal and energy needs of our client communities, and maintaining safe operations in all that we do. 

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 our website. 


  • Manages the day to day activities of the Safety Coordinator.
  • Oversees regulatory compliance, compliance with all Covanta safety program requirements, accident investigation and documentation, OSHA VPP efforts, and safety training.
  • Monitors the performance and effectiveness of the plant’s health and safety program in the field and makes program adjustments as necessary to meet performance and improvement objectives.
  • Participates with representatives of OSHA, the local Fire Department and the corporate safety department during formal inspections of plant safety, and issues a report to the monitoring agency to formally document corrective actions taken.
  • Primary contact with the plant's health clinic. Schedules annual employee physicals.
  • Trains, counsels, and advises personnel on all safety issues through management safety bulletins, memos, e-mails and meetings to establish a proactive approach to providing a safe working environment.
  • Conducts plant inspections for unsafe conditions and hazards, unsafe acts and equipment. Conducts investigations into all near miss accidents, medical incidents and OSHA recordable accidents, and makes recommendations for corrective action.
  • Works with staff and contractors to assure fire system functionality
  • Works with other departments and management staff to incorporate safe work practices and policies within the facility.

Position Requirements:

  • To be considered for this position you must have a Bachelor’s Degree (ideally in a safety and health, engineering or science-related area) coupled with a minimum of 5 years Health & Safety experience. 
  • Operations and Maintenance field experience (preferably in waste-to-energy or power plant facilities). 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and proficiency in MS Office Suite are required. 
  • The ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects/programs simultaneously and work well with all levels of the organization are also essential. 
  • Individual must feel comfortable with public speaking, as he or she will be responsible for providing effective health and safety training. 
  • Bilingual preferred but not required.

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Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.