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Gas Operations Supervisor - Landfill in Waste Management

Job Summary 

This position reports to the Area Gas Operations Manager (AGOM) and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of landfill gas collection and control systems (GCCS) including the supervision and direction of Gas Technician I and Gas Technician II positions as well as contractors. 

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

The individual must have the ability to work independently without direct supervision. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to supervise the work efforts of others and perform the essential duties satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned and vary by location.

  • Properly operate and maintain GCCS in a timely and cost effective manner to ensure regulatory compliance and optimize performance.
  • GCCS operation and maintenance includes: - 50%
  • Calibrate, operate and maintain sensitive electronic data collection devices necessary to optimize LFG collection from the wellfield.
  • Collect and manage data entry from environmental monitoring locations.
  • Implement and manage the GCCS preventative maintenance plan.
  • Operate and maintain liquid management system pneumatic or electric driven pumps (troubleshoot and determine liquid heights within liquid containment structures and or LFG collection wells).
  • Perform wellfield valve/vacuum adjustments, data collection and maintenance; interpret data
  • Use Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) or High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) piping materials and associated equipment to perform maintenance on piping materials.
  • Monitor opacity (visible stack emissions) where required
  • Troubleshoot GCCS and related systems
  • Supervise gas technicians; delegate work assignments 40%
  • Train gas technicians on GCCS operations and maintenance activities; mentor and evaluate technician proficiency
  • Manage/supervise contractor activities
  • Provide project management support to the AGOM for GCCS design and construction.
  • Participate in the development of LFG related capital and expense budgets.
  • Review and analyze GCCS operating data and prepare reports; mentor technicians on same – 10%
  • Implement all job related health and safety requirements and procedures.
  • Be available for on-call response (physically on site or by phone as required) to GCCS related malfunction events.

 Supervisory Responsibilities

Indirectly supervise operations of Level I and II Gas Technicians (up to __ employees).

Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills (unless in Canadian provinces)
  • Advanced computer skills (i.e., email, web browser, Microsoft - Windows Excel and Word)
  • Excellent mechanical and technical skills/aptitude
  • Ability to optimize the performance of GCCS
  • Thorough familiarity with the operation of gas collection and combustion devices with the ability to troubleshoot this equipment remotely

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: office setting. 


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.


PositionGas Operations Supervisor - Landfill
Job Category Oil / Petroleum
Industry TypeWaste Management
Location of JobFairport, NY
Last Date to Apply15 December 2016
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About US

We partner with our customers and communities to manage and reduce waste from collection to disposal while recovering valuable resources and creating clean, renewable energy.

Waste Management, Inc. is North America's leading provider of integrated environmental solutions.

Waste Management is the largest environmental solutions provider in North America, serving more than 20 million customers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. As part of our strategy, we are committed to developing new waste solutions that can help communities and organizations achieve their green goals, including zero waste.

With the largest network of recycling facilities, transfer stations and landfills in the industry, our entire business can adapt to meet the needs of every distinct customer group. In 2012, we worked with over 100 Fortune 500 companies and helped over 150 different communities become greener.

Waste Management is also a renewable energy provider, producing more than twice the amount of renewable electricity than the entire US solar industry. One of the ways we do this is by recovering the naturally occurring gas inside landfills to generate electricity, called landfill-gas-to-energy. By the end of 2012, we operated over 138 beneficial-use landfill-gas projects, producing enough energy to power nearly 500,000 homes.

As North America’s largest residential recycler, we expect to manage more than 20 million tons every year by 2020, up from the more than 12 million tons we handled in 2012. Part of that will come from expanding on proven technology to make recycling easier for consumers. Another part will be investing in future technologies, like converting organic waste from the materials stream to make high-end compost for local growers.

Services Offered

Waste Management of Arizona is your local choice for all of your collection and disposal needs; from residential and business collection to our environmentally sound landfills and transfer stations, WMAZ is dedicated to excellent customer service and long-term relationships built on the fundamental values of trust, service and commitment. WMAZ uses state-of-the-art equipment, innovative technology, and economies of scale to bring dependable, cost-effective services to our customers.

At WMAZ, Think Green® is a way of life. It means commitment to customer satisfaction and long-term relationships. It means cleaner, safer communities. And it means you receive high quality service second to none and our commitment to preserving our environment and protecting valuable natural and human resources.


Experience5 years of GCCS operations experience (in addition to education requirement).
QualificationHigh school diploma (accredited) or GED.
Contact Details
Contact NameHR
Contact Emailcareers[at]
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