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Landfill Gas Technician

Job Title

Landfill Gas Technician

Employee Type

Employee

Requisition Primary Location

Polkton, North Carolina

Job Description

Join Waste Connections, and Connect with Your Future!

We are currently seeking a talented Landfill Technician in the Eastern Region to join our growing organization. 

Our ideal candidate must be willing to learn hands on how to operate, maintain, and manage a Waste Connections Landfill with the ultimate goal of being promoted to a Landfill District Manager opportunity!   

This position would require relocation for career advancement opportunities to one or more of our landfills located within North America.

We want candidates that value leadership and have a desire to be Bold in their pursuit of leading those that they serve to success. We are looking for people with a four year degree that, post graduation, have a desire to continue learning and enjoy making whatever they are doing, better.  This is an opportunity to make a difference while working for the leading company within the waste services industry. 

We understand that no one comes out of school knowing how to run a landfill; that is why we formed our Development program. The program provides the opportunity for individuals entering the waste industry to learn and create, in a hands on environment, while being guided by a District Manager.  Successful candidates will also work directly with our engineering/environmental compliance team, who are fully vested in your success. 

We want driven leaders and problem solvers to join the Waste Connections family!

This is a building process with each responsibility building upon the next.  The candidate will start the process as a technician and as they accomplish the technical responsibilities listed below they will be move further to the business and management responsibilities listed.  But at all steps in the process they must show increasing levels of leadership potential.

Potential Responsibilities Include: 

  • Executes precautions to ensure safety and compliance with Company and OSHA standards and regulations.
  • Provide team leadership.  Manage the day-to-day operations of the landfill over time. Supervise the layout and fill sequences within the landfill; maintaining proper berms, ditches and access roads, and assuring proper cover of solid waste daily.
  • Formulates both short-term and long-term goals and action plans in conjunction with the District Manager.
  • Implements programs for optimal equipment utilization, equipment maintenance, labor, and material costs. 
  • Become proficient in the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment (compactors, dozers, graders, tractors, backhoes, front-end loaders, dump trucks, etc.) as needed.
  • Maintain and monitor gas wells  and assist with necessary expansions.
  • Maintain, monitor, sample, and operate leachate wastewater pre-treatment systems.
  • Perform technical and financial management of landfill construction, landfill gas system construction, and other site structures
  • Assists in monitoring landfill budget and operating metrics while diagnosing and improving processes, procedures, and performance.
  • Participates in regular P&L reviews to ensure that budgets are met; develops and implements programs for optimal equipment utilization, equipment maintenance, and labor and material costs.
  • Over time, assist in overseeing personnel needs of the site including selecting, coaching, disciplining, and training employees and evaluating employee performance.
  • Scheduling employees and equipment to facilitate task completion.
  • Over time, interacts with Landfill customers and County officials to ensure customer satisfaction, improve efficiency, renew contracts and negotiate new contracts.
  • Interacts with State and local agencies to insure efficient and effective compliance with rules and regulations.

Requirements: 

  • 4 year degree mandatory (some examples include: Business Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Logistics, Environmental Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, or other related field).
  • Previous system monitoring experience a plus. 
  • Previous supervisory experience in landfill operations, heavy construction and/or environmental field services is a plus.
  • Previous experience working outdoors in all weather types.
  • Must be willing to relocate.

Successful candidates are those who seek to thrive in an environment of promoting the need for leadership, operational excellence and accountability.  We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, long term disability, life insurance, 401K retirement and unlimited opportunities to "Connect with Your Future".

Waste Connections is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veterans)

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