The Landfill Gas & Maintenance Technician conducts gas field monitoring, troubleshoots, and performs routine maintenance and calibration of landfill gas collection and utilization infrastructure including monitoring instruments. The position maximizes gas collection and utilization and ensures proper procedures to minimize risk of landfill fire, emission of greenhouse gases/odors and ensures the safety of the staff/public. Identifies problems and makes operational adjustments or minor repairs to minimize the risk of fire/explosion. The incumbent directs the work of small work crews and contractors engaged in a variety of maintenance activities.
Duties & Responsibilities
Conducts Landfill gas well field monitoring including data logging for the well field and flaring station.
Maintains landfill gas extraction equipment, including probe and field monitoring; pump and motor maintenance; records data using electronic monitoring devices; gas extraction level control and balancing; landfill gas flare facility.
Performs routine maintenance, troubleshooting and calibration of instruments used for monitoring.
Performs routine field monitoring which may include liquid levels, temperature probes, video camera investigation, and equipment inspections.
Performs routine and reactive maintenance on all field equipment related to the landfill gas system.
Extract local Landtec instrument data and upload it into SharePoint ensuring the accuracy of the information.
Review and analyzes data and prepares draft reports.
Liaises with contractors or other CRD forces and consultants who provide contracting and professional services with respect to the operation of the system.
Maintains equipment maintenance management program, including ongoing scheduled maintenance of Hartland’s equipment.
Coordinates with landfill contractor for proper covering of controlled wastes, and compliance with permit.
Follows all policies, procedures and standards of the CRD
Performs other related duties as required.
Completion of a diploma program in Environmental Protection Technology, Environmental Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, plus two years of experience in a gas or environmental monitoring role or completion of a certificate program in a related discipline plus 5 years of relevant experience in gas or environmental monitoring role.
Experience directing work teams.
Knowledge of MS Office and working with control software such as SCADA.
Experience and training working with explosive gases is an asset.
Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and customer service skills are required.
Familiar in the use of electronic gas monitoring equipment and data recording
Intuitive, ability to think on your feet and troubleshoot and optimize the gas extraction system.
Certified training and experience in the operation of a steer skid loader, with ability and experience in the use of equipment related to landfill operations.
Ability to deal effectively with contractors, suppliers and the general public.
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and work as part of a cohesive work unit in a team environment.
Knowledge of provincial waste management regulations and local bylaws regarding the handling and disposal of solid waste.
Knowledge and understanding of WorkSafeBC practices/protocols, Workers' Compensation Act and OH&S Regulations and other relevant safety statutes.
Knowledge of construction practices involved in earth moving and civil construction.
Physically fit and able to perform heavy manual outdoor work in a variety of weather conditions.
Must possess a valid BC Driver’s License (Class 5)
Internal Number: 20/089
About Capital Regional District
The Capital Regional District (CRD) was incorporated in 1966 to provide regional decision-making on issues that transcend municipal boundaries and to enable effective service delivery to residents regionally, sub-regionally and locally.
Today, the CRD is the regional government for 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, serving more than 418,000 people.
As a local government, the CRD develops partnerships to facilitate and deliver projects and services to ensure a sustainable, livable and vibrant capital region.