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Wellfield Technician

Wellfield Technician

  • Location United States of America - Kansas - Shawnee
  • 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 RQ081653
  • Experience level Entry
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Job summary

Entity:

Trading & Shipping


Job Family Group:

Operations Group


Job Description:

General Level of Responsibility

Exercises judgment and independent decision making which is limited to less complex issues commensurate with work experience. Takes direction from the Director of Wellfield Operations, Wellfield Supervisor, Lead Operations Technician, and Regional Manager.

Schedule is five days a week, 8:00am-4:30pm.

Summary

The Wellfield Technician is responsible for the overall safe operation, maintenance, and performance of a landfill gas wellfield.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the operation of the wellfield during the assigned shift in the most efficient and productive method to maintain compliance with the site-specific Title V Operating Permit, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and prescribed safety and environmental standards as well as compliance with applicable state, federal and local rules, and regulations. *
  • Maintains daily logs and obtains readings in accordance with prescribed standards. *
  • Responsible for operating a excavator to remove earth, rock, or other material from a site. The operator may also be responsible for moving the excavator along the ground surface either manually or using motors.
  • Follows all plant and landfill safety policies and procedures. Uses required personal protective equipment at all times and performs all duties in a safe and efficient manner. (safety shoes, safety vest, hearing protection, safety glasses, gloves, chemical protection and H2S monitoring equipment). *
  • Maintains a clean workspace including the plant building, control room, rest room, break room and grounds. *
  • Writes routine reports and correspondence. *
  • Performs landfill tuning duties by recording and storing data as required. *
  • Adjusts/tunes wellfield as required to maximize gas quantity and quality. *
  • Maintains wellfield data base and associated logs to meet regulatory and corporate compliance requirements. *
  • Documents wellhead readings, coordinates, communicates, and verifies corrective actions in order to maintain continuous compliance. *
  • Observes applicable safety and environmental regulations while performing assigned tasks. *
  • Assists supervisory staff with operational planning of construction projects and gas collection field expansions. *
  • Ensures project compliance with government rules, regulations, the site-specific Title V Permit and NSPS guidelines. *
  • Responds to callouts in a timely manner and works overtime as required. *
  • Maintains cleanliness and upkeep of the facility all-terrain vehicle. *
  • Ensures that all analytical equipment calibrations and recordkeeping is current.*
  • Acquires knowledge of all gas collection equipment. *
  • Performs analytical tests and documents as required, example: Calibration of data collection and gas analysis instruments. *

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other functions may be assigned as business conditions change.

  • Stands on feet in an upright position for continuous periods of time during the shift. (Standing)
  • Raises or lowers objects (weighing up to 60 lbs.) from one level to another regularly during the shift. (Lifting)
  • Bends forward by bending at the waist or by bending legs and spine regularly during the shift. (Stooping and Crouching)
  • Exerts force up to 60 lbs. to move an object to or away from the employee regularly during the shift. (Pulling and/or Pushing)
  • Carries objects in arms or on the shoulders regularly during the shift. (Carrying)
  • Picks up objects with fingers regularly during the shift. (Grasping)
  • Uses hands and arms to reach for objects regularly during the shift. (Reaching)
  • Regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate using hand signals.
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Physical Job Requirements

  • 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 and cold (required to do some work outside and exposed to outside elements).

Desired Background or Training

  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Intermediate Electrical, Chemical and Mechanical experience.
  • Previous landfill gas operation experience a plus, minimum of 1-3 years in landfill gas processing, chemical plant operations, industrial gas operations, or power plant operations or equivalent.

Skills, Experience Required

  • Understanding of process control systems as applied to landfill gas collection and processing.
  • Knowledge of basic math, gas chemistry, piping and instrumentation drawings.
  • Ability to read blueprints and follow established procedures with minimal amount of general supervision (i.e., work independently).
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Demonstrated use of a calculator to perform the above calculations is sufficient.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively to employees of the organization.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Proficient using computers (experience using MS Word, Excel, and email systems)
  • Ability to work outdoors year-round in rugged terrain.
  • Previous landfill and or gas processing experience.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, must pass background check, hearing and DOT drug test.

Skills, Experience Preferred

  • 3+ years’ experience in landfill gas processing, or power plant operations
  • Any technical certification or training is a plus.

Training Requirements

  • Demonstration of collection system operation including wellhead data collection, wellfield balancing, and wellhead/ wellfield maintenance.
  • Explanation of the operation of the gas collection system. Demonstration/simulation of data collection and gas monitoring equipment. (Envision, gas chromatograph)
  • Ensures environmental and regulatory compliance and reporting requirements are met.
  • Must become intimately familiar with all components of the site-specific Title V Operating Permit.
  • Must be familiar with all NSPS reporting, record keeping, and sampling requirements.
  • Demonstration of control system operation including information access, control manipulation, and alarm retrieval.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the operation of the compressors, process skid, refrigeration unit, and sulfa treat system. Demonstration/simulation of a unit start-up, shutdown, and/or casualty response as described in the Operating Instructions and governed by prudent operating practices.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the following computer programs: Excel, Word, and Easy Chrome.
  • Demonstrate the ability to operate an all-terrain vehicle in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Demonstrate the ability to operate facility vehicles in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Required to complete the following hazardous waste training classes within the first 6 months of hire date:
  • Hazwoper 40-hour initial training and 8-hour recurrent refresher course

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Responsible for the operation of the well field during the assigned shift in the most efficient and productive method to maintain compliance with the site-specific Title V Operating Permit, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and prescribed safety and environmental standards as well as compliance with applicable state, federal and local rules and regulations.
  • Maintains daily logs and obtains readings in accordance with prescribed standards.
  • Follows all plant and landfill safety policies and procedures. Uses required personal protective equipment at all times and performs all duties in a safe and efficient manner. (safety shoes, safety vest, hearing protection, safety glasses, gloves, chemical protection and H2S monitoring equipment).
  • Maintains a clean work space including the plant building, control room, rest room, break room and grounds.
  • Writes routine reports and correspondence.
  • Performs landfill tuning duties by recording and storing data as required.
  • Adjusts/tunes well field as required to maximize gas quantity and quality.
  • Maintains well field data base and associated logs to meet regulatory and corporate compliance requirements.
  • Documents wellhead readings, coordinates, communicates and verifies corrective actions in order to maintain continuous compliance.
  • Observes applicable safety and environmental regulations while performing assigned tasks.
  • Assists supervisory staff with operational planning of construction projects and gas collection field expansions.
  • Ensures project compliance with government rules, regulations, the site-specific Title V Permit and NSPS guidelines.
  • Responds to call-outs in a timely manner and works overtime as required.
  • Maintains cleanliness and upkeep of the facility all-terrain vehicle.
  • Ensures that all analytical equipment calibrations and recordkeeping is current.
  • Acquires knowledge of all gas collection equipment.
  • Performs analytical tests and documents as required, example: Calibration of data collection and gas analysis instruments.
  • Perform all aspects of Hazardous waste handling and management in accordance with training. Duties may range from filling of waste containers, proper labeling, movement of containers, completing appropriate paperwork, and signing of Hazardous waste shipping manifest or receiving hazardous products.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 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 and cold (required to do some work outside and exposed to outside elements).
  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Intermediate Electrical, Chemical and Mechanical experience.
  • Previous landfill gas operation experience a plus, minimum of 1-3 years in landfill gas processing, chemical plant operations, industrial gas operations, or power plant operations or equivalent.
  • Understanding of process control systems as applied to landfill gas collection and processing.
  • Knowledge of basic math, gas chemistry, piping and instrumentation drawings.
  • Ability to read blueprints and follow established procedures with minimal amount of general supervision (i.e., work independently).
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Demonstrated use of a calculator to perform the above calculations is sufficient.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively to employees of the organization.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Proficient using computers (experience using MS Word, Excel and email systems)
  • Ability to work outdoors year-round in rugged terrain.
  • Previous landfill and or gas processing experience.
  • 3+ years’ experience in landfill gas processing, or power plant operations
  • Any technical certification or training is a plus.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, must pass background check, physical, hearing and DOT drug test

Benefits

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 an Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

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

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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


Skills:

Control of Work, Cost-conscious decision-making, Equipment Monitoring, 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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