Renewable Energy Plant Technician
Company: Waste Management
Posted on: January 10, 2022
Diesel Mechanics Welcome to ApplyDaytime hours with some
on-callExcellent benefits to include 100% tuition for employee and
dependentsSign on bonus and relocation assistance availableEqual
Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/VeteranWaste
Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of
comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We
are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence,
professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million
customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal
markets throughout North America through a network of collection
operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and
waste-based energy production projects.
With more than 130 energy projects using naturally occurring
landfill gas to power homes and businesses, WM Renewable Energy
produces over 550 megawatts of electricity every year - enough to
power more than 440,000 homes. This is equivalent to offsetting
over 2.2 million tons of coal per year.
I. Job Summary
Manage the Landfill Gas to Energy Facility to maximize production,
while ensuring safe work practices, environmental compliance,
timely maintenance, compliance with contracts, and coordination
with the landfill management and operations. This role acts as a
plant owner, and is available whenever necessary to meet the
objectives of the role and the needs of the facility.
II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may
- By thorough evaluation of operational data, be responsible for
planning a proper course of action and have complete ownership for
managing production capacity in efforts to reduce plant operating
expenses while limiting equipment downtime without impairment.
Inspects ongoing activities for safety and environmental
compliance, and for adherence to Standard Operating Procedures.
Reports and develops recommendations for corrective actions in any
instances of reoccurring shutdowns or equipment de-rating in order
to notify WMRE operations managers whether further analysis is
- Responsible for ensuring compliance with all operational
requirements of the air permit, which may include CYCLE task
tracking, documentation of compliance with standard operating
procedures, performing emissions tests, and adjusting equipment to
meet emissions limits. Represents WMRE during third party testing
and regulatory inspections.
- Secures, manages, and coordinates all 3rd party vendors for
scheduled plant maintenance, unscheduled down time, compliance, and
well-field issues. Regularly communicates this with the Market Area
Gas Operations Manager (MAGOM) and/or WMRE Operations Manager.
- Manages various relationships with power/gas purchasers as a
first point of contact, with respect to facility operations and
compliance with scheduling requirements. Complies with power
purchase agreements, gas sales agreements, interconnect agreements,
or other contracts.
- Inspects plant machinery and equipment. Repairs, maintains, and
services all equipment in accordance with the facility Standard
Operating Procedures, equipment maintenance manuals, and WMRE
policies and training. Must also be knowledgeable to handle
non-routine repairs or issues that may arise and require sound,
immediate judgment without direct supervision.
- Implements WM and WMRE safety policies and practices for all
work activities, and ensures these practices are followed by other
WM staff, vendors, contractors, and visitors entering the
- Completes all mandatory training activities for both safety and
operational training as assigned by supervisor.
- Procures plant supplies and replacement equipment in an
efficient manner by identifying needs in advance, managing vendors,
and working within WMRE guidelines as well as being responsible for
the annual budget.
- Promptly responds to call-outs of plant shutdowns during
non-business hours to identify the cause of the shutdown and
rectify/diagnose through appropriate repairs or adjustments to
return the plant to operation while consulting with WMRE operations
managers (as needed). This role is given discretion to judge the
situation and respond accordingly without management intervention,
- Identifies backup staff in coordination with the WMRE regional
manager, and assigns call-out schedules to ensure that there is at
least one plant manager available 24/7/365 for plant shutdowns and
emergencies. For self and backup, adjusts daily or weekly on-site
presence at plant during business hours to reflect time spent for
call-outs, with consideration that all other daily and monthly
duties must be completed on a timely basis.
- Maintains the facility spare inventory and provides a written
inventory count twice annually.
- Schedules and conducts plant tours as requested to support good
community relations. Represent WMRE as the on-site technical expert
on production of renewable energy from landfill gas. Participates
actively in developing and implementing ongoing public relations
between the plant and community to ensure favorable outlook of the
facility from both customer and community.
- Participates in public forums to support business development
and community education. Ensures the potential for use of the
facility as a marketing platform and supervises such activities.
Maintains effective relationships with key political and community
decision makers in the region.
- Completes special assignments/tasks as required by WMRE
Operations Manager, Market Area Gas Operations Manager, or Landfill
District Manager.III. Supervisory ResponsibilitiesThis job has no
IV. QualificationsThe requirements listed below are representative
of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.A. Education and
- Education: High School Diploma or GED (accredited)
- Experience: 5 years of relevant work experience diagnosing and
repairing internal combustion engines and cooling systems.B.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements
- Must have valid driver's licenseC. Other Knowledge, Skills or
- Fundamental knowledge of computer data entry and
- Must be able to successfully manage fiduciary
- Must be able to lift a minimum of 100 lbs.
- Must be able to travel up to 15% with overnight stays.
- Must be able to diagnose and repair DC circuits 12/24
- Basic knowledge of 120/240/480 3ph volt AC circuits.
- Understand concepts of 4160 volt circuits
- Must be familiar with basic principles of building
maintenance.V. Work Environment
Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and
work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions of the job.
Normal setting for this job is: shop/power plant environment.
At 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,
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