Landfill Gas Tech

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The Winnebago Landfill Company, a subsidiary of Waste Connections, is looking for a full-time Landfill Gas Tech Specialist to manage the landfill gas system at the Winnebago Landfill located in Rockford, IL.

This is an excellent opportunity with a growing company! Successful candidates are those seeking a mix of field service and office work in an environment of operational excellence and accountability.

This is an hourly, non-union position offering approximately 9 hours per day Monday though Friday. Overtime over 40 hours is paid time and a half. Wage starts at $23.00 per hour depending on experience.

Responsibilities include:
  • Ensure landfill gas and waste water systems remains in compliance with all Federal, State and local laws and regulations.
  • Perform routine systeminspections and repairs on the landfill.
  • Work with Region Engineer and Landfill Manager to ensure compliance.
  • Maintain relationships with landfill employees as well as consultants, vendors, customers generating industrial waste.
  • Assist in landfill environmental reviews and audits.
  • Perform technical duties relevant to the landfill gas extraction system compliant tolandfill operations.
  • Provide assistance in fulfillment of all technical/regulating/operational documentation related to the landfill.
  • Assist in general manager's administration of all landfill operations/programs, daily business dealings/communications.
  • Analyze data and prepare summaries, recommendations and cost estimates for consideration by senior engineers and/or managers.
  • Conduct on-site technical visits to satellite sites to review and evaluate operational efficiency of equipment and systems at various facilities.
  • Monitor and maintain field installation and testing.
  • Assist senior engineer and/or management in reviewing design and development plans, calculating cost estimates for completing the proposed projects and evaluating the engineering proposals and specifications.
  • Compose technical reports to document engineering analysis, solutions and results.
  • Represent the organization in conferences to resolve important issues and to plan and coordinate work.


The ideal candidate will have:
  • Ability to follow established procedures with minimal amount of direct supervision.
  • Understanding of landfill gas systems
  • Ability to interpret documents such as safety rules, contracts, federal, state and local regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to prepare reports at the state or local levels.
  • Must be mechanically proficient on a variety of systems and field instruments.
  • Ability to define problems collects data, interpret data and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Minimum requirements:
  • Some direct work experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • environmental site assessments and remediation
  • environmental audits


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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