Plant Operator

This position’s primary focus will be the safe and reliable operation of the renewable natural gas (RNG) plant. Responsibilities will include performing a variety of operational tasks throughout the day which includes interfacing with the SCADA/HMI system, running analytical tests and performing technical maintenance work supporting plant operations. The plant operator will ensure communications are maintained with the plant, and local landfill staff.   Other duties may be required to support construction and plant operations. 


Primary Responsibilities:

RNG Plant Operator Position Description:

  • Responsible for safe and reliable  operations, maintenance and overall activities associated with an RNG plant
  • Record and analyze plant operations data ensuring that the plant is running and is optimized.
  • Troubleshoot failures and malfunctions to determine the root cause and maintain, operate, repair and replace equipment as necessary
  • Collect samples for testing and reporting and performs lab analysis for process control
  • Support plant operational requests to locate wellfield issues in a timely manner.
    • Response to callouts and overtime will be required at times.
  • Ensure that plant operates within required standards
  • Maintain the plant in a clean and safe condition at all times.
  • Other duties and project work as assigned
  • Monitor and adjust well field routinely/daily to maintain gas quantity and quality.
  • Observe all safety and environmental regulations, inclusive of any applicable landfill safety protocols.
  • Ensure project compliance with local and state rules and regulations.
  • Maintain well field data base and associated logs.
  • Support Engineering staff with planning of construction projects and gas collection field expansions.
  • Ensure all instruments are calibrated as per requirements.
  • Ensure timely and professional communications to all stakeholders regarding outages or system impacts.
  • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with the landfill staff. 
  • 1-3 years of experience with Landfill  Gas to Energy or LFG to RNG.
  • 1-3 years of experience working at a Landfill
  • Prior experience working in Chemical or Gas Processing.
  • High school diploma or equivalency, technical college degree or vocational training desired.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • A self-starter possessing strong communication, planning and organizational skills.
  • Desire to work on multiple projects in parallel.
  • Requires travel to job sites and occasional out of the local area overnight stays. (10% travel)
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and business relationships. 
  • Strong team player that thrives in a fast-paced environment.  Must be a self-starter that can operate independently.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license. 
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RNG wellfield technician