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WIN Waste Innovations Fuel and Ash Handler II in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Position : Fuel and Ash Handler II

Requisition ID: : 24-625

WIN Waste Innovations is a waste management company committed to delivering essential waste management solutions to customers and communities supported by our team of 2,100 employees. We believe in preserving our environment for future generations while providing for today's needs. WIN Waste Innovations is a vertically integrated business with a platform of 50 strategically located collection, transfer, and disposal assets. These include waste-to-energy facilities, transfer stations, ash monofills, landfills, and fleets of rail cars and collection vehicles. We process more than 11 million tons of waste annually, converting 6.7 million tons of waste into clean, renewable energy that powers 340,000 homes. We recycle more than 234,000 tons of plastic, paper, and metals from the waste stream

Our WIN Waste Innovations facility is currently seeking a Fuel and Ash Hander II who can help monitor and operate auxiliary equipment to maintain safe, efficient and continuous plant operations. The Fuel and Ash Handler will perform maintenance and minor repairs to ash handling, tipping floor and other assigned auxiliary systems. Duties may include but are not limited to sweeping, shoveling, painting, housekeeping, and some minor repairs of equipment.

Essential Functions:

  • Inspects and Operates light mobile equipment in support of facility operations and maintenance such as forklift, skid steer, aerial platform, sweeper and golf cart. Fueling activities in support of equipment operations

  • Material handling of combined ash, residue, non-ferrous metals and ferrous metals as required. May involve loading of trucks for shipment

  • Supports facility outage through boiler cleaning as assigned to include areas such as APC equipment ducts, grate, ash extractors and conveyor cleanouts. Scaffold cleaning as required

  • Applies mechanical knowledge and skills sufficient to perform routine tasks such as opening vessels and equipment access doors, placing and removing furnace access equipment, overhead protection and staging, operating power tools and performing minor repairs to plant equipment and structures

  • Light maintenance such as plumbing, masonry, pipe fitting, small engine maintenance, carpentry and use of manual and power hand tools

  • Maintains and follows all Company environmental compliance, health and safety requirements, policies, procedures and rules.

  • Completes all required Environmental Management System and Compliance Training

  • Maintains the work area in clean, neat, and orderly condition at all times.

  • Shovels loose materials such as sand, gravel, metals, plastics, or chemicals into machine hoppers or into vehicles and containers such as wheelbarrows, scrap truck, or barrels

  • Supports plant housekeeping and painting and preservation needs as assigned. Shoveling, sweeping, mop, hosing, squeegee, floor machines


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent.

  • Mechanical abilities sufficient to perform equipment maintenance, minor repairs and general preventative maintenance.

Work Environment:

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Noise in work environment

Physical Demand:

  • Stand

  • Sit for prolonged periods of time

  • Walk

  • Handle tools, equipment, fine motor skills

  • Reach with hands and arms

  • Climb and walk on heights often greater than 4 feet

  • Stoop, kneel, bend, push, pull, crawl

  • Ascend and descend stairs and stationary vertical ladders as part of normal work activity and emergency egress situations

  • Lift 50 lbs.

  • Move about all areas of the plant, including catwalks, deck grating, and uneven surfaces

  • Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, corrected or otherwise

  • Operate a 1.5-inch fire hose operating at 125 psi line pressure to the extent required to extinguish fire

  • Operate fire extinguishing equipment ranging from handheld extinguishers to 200 lb portable units

  • Access confined spaces and pressure vessels through standard 12" by 16" manways

PPE Required:

Work in areas under adverse conditions that may require the donning and use of personal protective equipment including, but not limited to, the following with average fatigue:

  • Negative pressure respirator

  • Positive pressure respirator

  • Self-contained breathing apparatus (steel or composite bottle)

  • Hardhat

  • Approved safety shoes

  • Eye protection

  • Rubber suit and gloves

  • Chemical resistant suit

  • Heat resistant outerwear

  • Flame resistant outerwear

  • Approved hearing protection

  • Gloves

  • Safety harness

At WIN Waste Innovations, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.