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11-3051.05 - Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators

Direct daily operations, maintenance, or repair of landfill gas projects, including maintenance of daily logs, determination of service priorities, and compliance with reporting requirements.

This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Monitor and control liquid or gas landfill extraction systems. Green Task Statement
  • Oversee gas collection landfill operations, including leachate and gas management or rail operations. Green Task Statement
  • Develop or enforce procedures for normal operation, start-up, or shut-down of methane gas collection systems. Green Task Statement
  • Evaluate landfill gas collection service requirements to meet operational plans and productivity goals. Green Task Statement
  • Implement landfill operational and emergency procedures. Green Task Statement
  • Inspect landfill or conduct site audits to ensure adherence to safety and environmental regulations. Green Task Statement
  • Maintain records for landfill gas collection systems to demonstrate compliance with safety and environmental laws, regulations, or policies. Green Task Statement
  • Monitor gas collection systems emissions data, including biomethane or nitrous oxide levels. Green Task Statement
  • Monitor landfill permit requirements for updates. Green Task Statement
  • Operate computerized control panels to manage gas compression operations. Green Task Statement
  • Optimize gas collection landfill operational costs and productivity consistent with safety and environmental rules and regulations. Green Task Statement
  • Oversee landfill gas collection system construction, maintenance, and repair activities. Green Task Statement
  • Prepare and manage landfill gas collection system budgets. Green Task Statement
  • Prepare soil reports as required by regulatory or permitting agencies. Green Task Statement
  • Supervise landfill, well field, and other subordinate employees. Green Task Statement
  • Read meters, gauges, or automatic recording devices at specified intervals to verify gas collection systems operating conditions. Green Task Statement
  • Coordinate the repair, overhaul, or routine maintenance of diesel engines used in landfill operations. Green Task Statement
  • Diagnose or troubleshoot gas collection equipment and programmable logic controller (PLC) systems. Green Task Statement
  • Prepare reports on landfill operations and gas collection system productivity or efficiency. Green Task Statement
  • Recommend or implement practices to reduce turnaround time for trucks in and out of landfill site. Green Task Statement
  • Track volume and weight of landfill waste. Green Task Statement

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled — All terrain vehicles ATV
Anemometers — Micro anemometers
Combustible or hazardous gas detectors for power generators — Combustible gas monitors
Diesel generators — Diesel reciprocating engine generator sets
Flare or vent stacks — Enclosed flares; Open flares
Gas detectors — Gas leak detectors
Gas generators — Gas reciprocating engine generator sets
Notebook computers
Oxygen gas analyzers — Oxygen analyzers
Safety valves — Pressure valves

Technology used in this occupation:

Analytical or scientific software — Landfill gas analysis software; Landtec System Software LFG Pro
Calendar and scheduling software — Employee scheduling software
Electronic mail software — Email software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software — SAP software; WorkTech MAXIMO
Facilities management software — Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software
Industrial control software — Distributed control systems DCS software
Internet browser software — Web browser software
Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Occupational Interest
95   Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
72   Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
61   Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
33   Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
11   Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
  Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Value
61   Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
61   Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
58   Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
45   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
45   Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
33   Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Industrial Production Managers.
Employment data collected from Industrial Production Managers.
Industry data collected from Industrial Production Managers.

Median wages (2014) $44.46 hourly, $92,470 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
Employment (2012) 173,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Decline (-3% or lower) Decline (-3% or lower)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 31,400
State trends Employment Trends
Top industries (2012)
Manufacturing (76% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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