Lead Plant Technician

Website Montauk Renewables

Job Title: Lead Plant Technician

Reports To: Site Manager

Location: Jerome, ID PICO Site

Job Type: Full Time


Summary of Duties:

Major duties involve the operations and maintenance of a Biofuel processing plant and associated environmental control devise to convert biofuel into pipeline quality gas.


Company Statement:

This is an opportune time to join a fast-growing company which is an industry leader in the renewable energy space. Montauk is a fully integrated renewable energy company specializing in the management, recovery, and conversion of landfill methane into renewable electric power and renewable natural gas. Montauk’s corporate offices are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with regional offices in Houston, Texas and Irvine, California. Montauk operates as a subsidiary of Montauk Holdings Limited, a publicly traded holding company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.


Standard Requirements:

  • High School of GED
  • 5-10 years’ relevant experience
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Valid Drivers’ License issued by state of residence and in good standing


Physical Working Conditions:

  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than or equal to 50 pounds
  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes
  • Ability to walk over uneven terrain
  • Ability to work at elevated positions
  • Ability to be flexible for “on call” support and varied schedule needs
  • Ability to interact positively and effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to perform all assignments and tasks in a safe and environmental responsible manner
  • Willingness to perform tasks outside “technical” scope (e.g., housekeeping, landscaping, painting, etc.)


Skills Desired:

  • Demonstrate mechanical and electrical knowledge and repair abilities
  • Related college or technical school training
  • Plant operations/Human Machin Interface (HMI) experience preferred
  • Operation and Maintenance experience with high pressure systems, blowers, pumps, compressors, and other mechanical and electrical equipment preferred.
  • Understand the proper operational values for all equipment and report when readings fall outside of normal operational parameters.
  • Perform basic maintenance tasks, under the direction of the site manager, on operating equipment and ancillary support equipment
  • Capable of properly applying lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) on all facility operating equipment.
  • Self-Directed. Able to work with no supervision and supervise the work of others
  • Ability to train lower tiered staff on plant operation skills and abilities
  • Direct work of other plant personnel in the absence of the Plant Manager
  • Oversee (and to the extent necessary to participate with) subcontractors performing projects and maintenance activities on plant facilities
  • Ability to interpret data from equipment to understand trending of performance and issues. (i.e. equipment failure, predictive maintenance, etc.)
  • Perform advanced electrical troubleshooting using a multi-meter or other electrical test equipment
  • Ability to test voltage systems at 480v and below to ensure proper voltage on different phases.
  • Arc Flash trained as qualified employee
  • Ability to read wiring diagrams and equipment schematics
  • Knowledge of PLC and electrical components in instrumentation and control systems
  • Understand the differences between analog and digital control systems
  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge of LFG compression systems, including blowers, screw compressors, and reciprocating compressors.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of water pumps, including diaphragm and centrifugal.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of valve operation including actuators and positioners
  • Ability to interpret plant instrumentation readings and predict operational problems/issues.
  • Perform basic electrical troubleshooting using a multi-meter
  • Test Fuse
  • Test for basic power, 120V and below.
  • Ability to follow direction and assist with low voltage (50v or less) troubleshooting with remote support
  • ARC Flash trained as a qualified employee
  • Perform basic mechanical preventative maintenance
  • Ability to follow work orders to complete maintenance tasks.
  • Complete all data entry associated with the work order, including communicating the need for re-ordering materials/supplies used in during the task
  • Operator heavy equipment to perform plant activities (fork truck, telehandler, etc.)
  • Direct work of other plant personnel in the absence of the Plant Manager.


· Full-Time employees are eligible for a strong benefits package including:

· Medical, Dental and Vision

· Flexible spending account

· Paid time off

· Long term disability, and life insurance

· Retirement 401K

· Pay is commensurate with qualifications.


Montauk Renewables is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age. We are a drug free work environment based on Federal guidelines and use e-verify to confirm employment eligibility.

To apply for this job please visit montaukenergy.applicantstack.com.

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