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Landfill Environmental Technician

Landfill Technician

Quick Background Information

The GCCS (gas collection and control system) consists of a series of extraction points known as wells. These wells are interconnected via pipes. The collected gas is transported using gas conveyance equipment. Landfill gas collected from the well field is transported to the flare for combustion to run the power plant.

The leachate system is a collection of sumps, pumps and pipes throughout the landfill that transport waste liquid from separate landfill cells to the main leachate pond. From there it is transported through a series of pipes to the wastewater treatment plant.

Emissions monitoring is performed by taking readings on a certain path, or grid pattern, throughout the landfill, looking for instances where VOCs (volatile organic compounds) may be present.

Key Position Responsibilities and Accountability

Candidates must have the ability to work independently without direct supervision. The individual must be able to perform the following duties satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Maintains small vegetation for selected environmental stations and locations
  • Maintains small equipment (fusion welders, weed eaters, blowers, etc.) for environmental needs
  • Assist operations, as needed, to complete daily tasks — This may include operating articulated dump trucks, excavators, dozers and compactors
  • Assist environmental staff with leachate and gas construction projects
  • Maintain liquid management system, pneumatic or electric-driven pumps — Troubleshoot and determine problems within liquid containment structures
  • Assist environmental staff with maintenance and cleaning of all systems
  • Use HDPE (high-density polyethylene) piping materials and associated equipment to perform construction and maintenance on piping materials

Position Requirements

  • Develop basic understanding of environmental regulations related to GCCS operations and develop the ability to work within an environmentally regulated industry
  • Follow job-related health and safety requirements and procedures
  • Availability for after-hours response to GCCS-related malfunction events
  • Environmental operation and maintenance to include:
    • Report accidents or visual irregularities to supervisor to correct any problems
    • Leachate systems operation and maintenance
    • Pulling and cleaning pumps when required
    • Keeping valves and flow meters clean and clear of sediment build-up
    • Cleaning sumps, wet wells and ponds when build-up occurs
    • Keeping system free of leaks
    • Keeping project locations, equipment sheds and tools clean and organized
    • Control vegetation for sampling access at sampling locations
    • Develop understanding and operation of small and large equipment needed for environmental projects
  • Proper operation and maintenance of these different GCCS systems in order to comply with various state and federal environmental regulations
  • Pulling and cleaning pumps when required
  • Keeping valves and flow meters clean and clear of sediment build-up
  • Cleaning sumps, wet wells and ponds when build-up occurs
  • Keeping system free of leaks
  • Keeping project locations, equipment sheds and tools clean and organized
  • Control vegetation for sampling access at sampling locations
  • Develop understanding and operation of small and large equipment needed for environmental projects
  • Proper operation and maintenance of these different GCCS systems in order to comply with various state and federal environmental regulations
  • Ability to physically lift, push, pull and handle objects up to 75 pounds, on occasion
  • Ability to work outdoor approximately 80% to 90% of each workday
  • Work requires exposure to dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes, or similar elements
  • Ability to walk over steep and rough terrain, sometimes for considerable distances
  • Requirement to wear personal protective equipment (safety glasses, boots, vest, respirator, etc.)

Additional Beneficial Skills and Knowledge

  • Heavy equipment operation experience
  • HDPE pipe welding experience
  • GCCS experience
  • Confined space training
  • Forklift operator certification
  • Small engine repair
  • Troubleshooting and organizational skills

Conditions of Employment

Candidates for this position must meet the above requirements and successfully pass pre-employment examinations, including a physical, drug test, physical function test, and background check.

Title: Landfill Environmental Technician

Division/Department: Dry Creek Landfill, Inc

Reports to: Environmental Systems Manager

Location: Dry Creek Landfill

Employee Status:
non union/non exempt/at will

Work Schedule: Formal work week is from Sunday through Saturday. Scheduled work is 7 am to 5:30 pm four days per week, or 7 am to 3:30 pm five days per week, depending on service demand. Additional work on other days may be required as needed. Workday includes 30 minutes unpaid meal period and two paid 15-minute breaks.

Drug Testing: Subject to pre-employment drug testing and random selection drug testing

Probationary Period: 90 days

Benefits

Wages: TBD

Vacation: Per company vacation policy

Benefits: Medical, dental and vision benefits for employees (see company benefit plan descriptions)

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