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Plant Operator

Plant Operator

  • Location United States of America - New York - Seneca Falls
  • Travel required Up to 25% travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Operations Group
  • Relocation available This role is not eligible for relocation
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ081580
  • Experience level Entry
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Job summary


Trading & Shipping

Job Family Group:

Operations Group

Job Description:

Job Summary

Archaea Energy, a leader in the landfill gas to energy industry has an immediate opening for Plant Operator/Technician with 1-5 years of operation & maintenance experience on mobile or stationary engine generator sets up to 1500 kW. Specific experience monitoring plant operations, performing maintenance and repairs on CAT G3500 and G3600 gas engines or similar piston engines, controls, generators and ancillary equipment is desired. Primary responsibilities are daily maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of electrical generator sets and equipment. Additional responsibilities include keeping a spare parts inventory, maintenance, planning/scheduling, record keeping and reporting.

SCHEDULE: Mon-Fri. 7am — 4pm and rotating weekend for morning checks, requires on-call 24/7 on a rotating basis. The schedule is subject to change per business needs and management discretion.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Strong commitment to safety and active participation in safety training.
  • Performs facility inspections, maintenance and repairs of plant equipment.
  • Monitors and adjusts plant system controls to maximize performance and prevent equipment failure.
  • Responds to plant alarms with designated supervision to learn appropriate corrective action and execute plant shut-down and start-up procedures.
  • Maintains plant compliance with state and federal permitting requirements, complete all daily, monthly, or annual reporting per requirements.
  • Performs maintenance tasks as necessary (i.e. repair or replace worn or broken parts and equipment).
  • Performs administrative duties as necessary including daily, weekly, monthly logs and reports (i.e. unit conditions, maintenance, operations, performance, and downtime).
  • Maintains an inventory of tools, parts, fluids and other supplies for plant operations.
  • Orders/purchases materials and supplies as required.
  • Communicate and coordinate plant activities with clients (utility company and landfill personnel).
  • Assists other Company facilities as directed by management.
  • Completes all Company and regulatory training.
  • Performs random security inspections and various security checks around the plant.
  • Perform landfill tuning duties in recording and storing data as required.
  • Adjust/ tune well field as required to maximize gas quantity and quality

Qualifications and Skills

  • 1-5 years of operation and maintenance experience on mobile or stationary engine generator sets up to 1500kW
  • Unyielding dedication to safety and able to positively represent the company’s safety culture
  • Must possess ability to read and interpret operations and safety manuals, analyze and apply basic troubleshooting and repair techniques on plant equipment.
  • Must possess various computer skills (Word, Excel, PLC and email systems).
  • The ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision is a must.
  • The work schedule is 7am-4pm M-F, however, positions requires on-call 24/7 on a rotating basis.
  • Responds to all plant call outs, on assigned days, in case of any emergencies and failures.
  • Overtime maybe required to meet various business needs.
  • Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs.
  • Must be able to crouch, bend and kneel for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to work in an environment of constant loud noises and extreme heat.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Pre-employment physical, drug test and background check required.


Archaea Energy offers a competitive salary commensurate with applicable work experience and a complete benefits package which includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance programs, a 401K plan, and an incentive program. Visit our website at www.archaeaenergy.com.

Archaea Energy is a bp company. bp is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. View our policy statement.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

If you are a US-based applicant or you are applying to a position in the US and you are an individual with disability or a disabled veteran, and would like any type of assistance to apply or to access or to attend any recruitment or selection event, system or process, we would like to help you to ensure that your application process goes as smoothly as possible. If you need assistance, information or answers to your questions, feel free to contact us or have any of your representatives contact us at humanresources@archaea.energy.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces Federal laws that protect you from discrimination in employment. If you believe you’ve been discriminated against at work or in applying for a job, the EEOC may be able to help. Read the Know Your Rights poster or visit the EEOC website for more information.

Archaea is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer


bp’s EEO/AAP policy: https://exploreyourbenefits.com/pdf/BP-America-Equal-Opportunity-and-Affirmative-Action-Policy.pdf

Travel Requirement

Up to 25% travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is not eligible for relocation

Remote Type:

This position is not available for remote working


Control of Work, Cost-conscious decision-making, Engine Generators, Maintenance general, Operations and maintenance, Procedures and practices, Reliability general, Risk Management, Safety Leadership, Turnaround general

Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).  If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy.  This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

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