Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators
SOC: 11-3051.05


Direct daily operations, maintenance, or repair of landfill gas projects, including maintenance of daily logs, determination of service priorities, and compliance with reporting requirements.

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Alternate Titles:

  • Collection Systems Administrator
  • Collection Systems Consultant
  • Collection Systems Foreman
  • Collection Systems Modeler
  • Collection Systems Worker
  • Distribution Collection Operator
  • Gas Collection System Operator
  • Gas Operation Manager
  • Gas Operations Analyst
  • Gas Operations Superintendent
  • Landfill Gas Collection Operator
  • Landfill Gas Collection System Operator
  • Methane Gas Collection System Operator
  • Methane/Landfill Gas Collecting System Operator

  • Tasks:

  • Track volume and weight of landfill waste.
  • Recommend or implement practices to reduce turnaround time for trucks in and out of landfill site.
  • Prepare reports on landfill operations and gas collection system productivity or efficiency.
  • Diagnose or troubleshoot gas collection equipment and programmable logic controller (PLC) systems.
  • Coordinate the repair, overhaul, or routine maintenance of diesel engines used in landfill operations.
  • Read meters, gauges, or automatic recording devices at specified intervals to verify gas collection systems operating conditions.
  • Supervise landfill, well field, and other subordinate employees.
  • Prepare and manage landfill gas collection system budgets.
  • Prepare soil reports as required by regulatory or permitting agencies.
  • Oversee landfill gas collection system construction, maintenance, and repair activities.
  • Optimize gas collection landfill operational costs and productivity consistent with safety and environmental rules and regulations.
  • Monitor landfill permit requirements for updates.
  • Operate computerized control panels to manage gas compression operations.
  • Monitor gas collection systems emissions data, including biomethane or nitrous oxide levels.
  • Maintain records for landfill gas collection systems to demonstrate compliance with safety and environmental laws, regulations, or policies.
  • Inspect landfill or conduct site audits to ensure adherence to safety and environmental regulations.
  • Implement landfill operational and emergency procedures.
  • Develop or enforce procedures for normal operation, start-up, or shut-down of methane gas collection systems.
  • Evaluate landfill gas collection service requirements to meet operational plans and productivity goals.
  • Oversee gas collection landfill operations, including leachate and gas management or rail operations.
  • Monitor and control liquid or gas landfill extraction systems.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Air samplers
  • All terrain vehicles ATV
  • Combustible gas monitors
  • Desktop computers
  • Diesel reciprocating engine generator sets
  • Enclosed flares
  • Gas leak detectors
  • Gas reciprocating engine generator sets
  • Micro anemometers
  • Multiple gas monitors
  • Notebook computers
  • Open flares
  • Oxygen analyzers
  • Personal computers
  • Pressure gauges
  • Pressure valves
  • Utility trucks
  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software
  • Distributed control systems DCS software
  • Email software
  • Employee scheduling software
  • Landfill gas analysis software
  • Landtec System Software LFG Pro
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Word
  • SAP software
  • Web browser software
  • WorkTech MAXIMO

  • management

    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020