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Environmental Technician

Company: WM
Location: Novato
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.I. Job SummaryThis position reports to the Gas Operations Manager and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of landfill gas collection and control systems (GCCS). The GCCS consists of a series of extraction points known as wells, interconnected via piping. The collected gas is transported using gas conveyance equipment (such as a fan or blower). Landfill gas (LFG) collected by this extraction system from the landfills wellfield is combusted within a flare. Proper operation of the GCCS is required to comply with various State and Federal environmental regulations.II. Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe individual must have the ability to work independently without direct supervision. An individual must be able to perform the following essential duties satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned and vary by location.Properly operate and maintain GCCS in a timely and cost-effective manner to ensure regulatory compliance and optimize performance.GCCS operation and maintenance includes:Calibrate, operate and maintain sensitive electronic data collection devices necessary to optimize LFG collection from the wellfield.Collect and manage data entry from wellfield extraction and environmental monitoring locations.Implement the GCCS preventative maintenance plan.Operate and maintain liquid management system pneumatic or electric driven pumps (troubleshoot and determine liquid levels within liquid containment structures and or LFG collection wells).Perform wellfield valve/vacuum adjustments, data collection and maintenance; interpret dataUse Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) or High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) piping materials and associated equipment to perform maintenance on piping materials.Complete the WM Landfill Gas Technician I Training.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 proceduresAvailable for on-call response to GCCS related malfunction event(s).III. Supervisory ResponsibilitiesThis job has no supervisory duties.IV. QualificationsThe requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.A. Education and ExperienceEducation: Not required.Experience: No prior work experience required.B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other RequirementsValid and unrestricted drivers licenseC. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities18 years of age or greaterV. Work EnvironmentKey points regarding the environmental demands and work environment are listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, monitoring device use, machine operation, etc.) most of the workdayRequired to exert physical effort in handling objects up to pounds: on occasionRequired to work outdoors approximately 80% of each workday, work involves exposure to dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes, or similar elements.Required to walk over steep and rough terrain for considerable distances dailyRequired to wear personal protective equipment (safety glasses, hardhat, safety boots, safety vest, personal multi-gas monitor, etc.) in accordance with company Health and Safety standardsBenefitsAt Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please click "Apply.

Keywords: WM, Novato , Environmental Technician, Professions , Novato, California

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