Plant Operator

Website Montauk Renewables

Job Title: Landfill Gas Plant Operator


Reports To: Facility Manager

Job Description: Participates in the operation and maintenance activities of a landfill gas processing plant as directed by the Facility Manager. Strives to achieve high standards of safety and environmental integrity while maintaining maximum processing production.

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Responsible for daily operations, maintenance, and repair, including daily logs, preventive maintenance tasks, and reporting requirements.
  • Perform and assist with inspection and overhaul activities.
  • Perform equipment inspection, maintenance tasks, troubleshooting and diagnoses of plant equipment and systems.
  • Partner with landfill technicians to extract landfill gas in a proper, safe, reliable, and efficient manner.
  • Oversee (and to the extent necessary participate with) subcontractors in the performance of equipment service work, and in overhaul activities as required.



Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 3+ years’ equipment operations experience using mechanical, electrical, instrument or control system skills.
  • High School or GED; technical training school.
  • Knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers.
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word, & Excel.
  • Strong verbal, written, computer communication and organization skills.
  • Ability to interact positively and effectively in a team environment.
  • Valid Drivers’ License issued by state of residence and in good standing.
  • Flexibility for ‘on call’ support or varied schedule needs.

Skills Desired:

  • Demonstrated mechanical and electrical knowledge and repair abilities.
  • Natural or landfill gas wellfield experience.

Physical Demands:

  • Occasional lifting or moving heavy materials.
  • Ability to use a variety of tools.
  • Ability to walk over uneven terrain.

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