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Technician Renewable Energy Plant Management

WM

This is a Contract position in Marietta, OK posted November 20, 2022.

I.

Job Summary Manage the Landfill Gas to Energy Facility to maximize production, while ensuring safe work practices, environmental compliance, timely maintenance, compliance with contracts, and coordination with the landfill management and operations.

This role acts as a plant owner, and is available whenever necessary to meet the objectives of the role and the needs of the facility.

II.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Other minor duties may be assigned.

By thorough evaluation of operational data, be responsible for planning a proper course of action and have complete ownership for managing production capacity in efforts to reduce plant operating expenses while limiting equipment downtime without impairment.

Inspects ongoing activities for safety and environmental compliance, and for adherence to Standard Operating Procedures.

Reports and develops recommendations for corrective actions in any instances of reoccurring shutdowns or equipment de-rating in order to notify WMRE operations managers whether further analysis is necessary.

Responsible for ensuring compliance with all operational requirements of the air permit, which may include CYCLE task tracking, documentation of compliance with standard operating procedures, performing emissions tests, and adjusting equipment to meet emissions limits.

Represents WMRE during third party testing and regulatory inspections.

Secures, manages, and coordinates all 3rd party vendors for scheduled plant maintenance, unscheduled down time, compliance, and well-field issues.

Regularly communicates this with the Market Area Gas Operations Manager (MAGOM) and/or WMRE Operations Manager.

Manages various relationships with power/gas purchasers as a first point of contact, with respect to facility operations and compliance with scheduling requirements.

Complies with power purchase agreements, gas sales agreements, interconnect agreements, or other contracts.

Inspects plant machinery and equipment.

Repairs, maintains, and services all equipment in accordance with the facility Standard Operating Procedures, equipment maintenance manuals, and WMRE policies and training.

Must also be knowledgeable to handle non-routine repairs or issues that may arise and require sound, immediate judgment without direct supervision.

Implements WM and WMRE safety policies and practices for all work activities, and ensures these practices are followed by other WM staff, vendors, contractors, and visitors entering the facility.

Completes all mandatory training activities for both safety and operational training as assigned by supervisor.

Procures plant supplies and replacement equipment in an efficient manner by identifying needs in advance, managing vendors, and working within WMRE guidelines as well as being responsible for the annual budget.

Promptly responds to call-outs of plant shutdowns during non-business hours to identify the cause of the shutdown and rectify/diagnose through appropriate repairs or adjustments to return the plant to operation while consulting with WMRE operations managers (as needed).

This role is given discretion to judge the situation and respond accordingly without management intervention, until needed.

Identifies backup staff in coordination with the WMRE regional manager, and assigns call-out schedules to ensure that there is at least one plant manager available 24/7/365 for plant shutdowns and emergencies.

For self and backup, adjusts daily or weekly on-site presence at plant during business hours to reflect time spent for call-outs, with consideration that all other daily and monthly duties must be completed on a timely basis.

Maintains the facility spare inventory and provides a written inventory count twice annually.

Schedules and conducts plant tours as requested to support good community relations.

Represent WMRE as the on-site technical expert on production of renewable energy from landfill gas.

Participates actively in developing and implementing ongoing public relations between the plant and community to ensure favorable outlook of the facility from both customer and community.

Participates in public forums to support business development and community education.

Ensures the potential for use of the facility as a marketing platform and supervises such activities.

Maintains effective relationships with key political and community decision makers in the region.

Completes special assignments/tasks as required by WMRE Operations Manager, Market Area Gas Operations Manager, or Landfill District Manager.

III.

Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no supervisory duties.

IV.

Qualifications The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A.

Education and Experience Education: High School Diploma or GED (accredited) Experience: 5 years of relevant work experience diagnosing and repairing internal combustion engines and cooling systems.

B.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements Must have valid drivers license C.

Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required Fundamental knowledge of computer data entry and interpretation.

Must be able to successfully manage fiduciary responsibilities.

Must be able to lift a minimum of 100 lbs.

Must be able to travel up to 15% with overnight stays.

Must be able to diagnose and repair DC circuits 12/24 volts.

Basic knowledge of 120/240/480 3ph volt AC circuits.

Understand concepts of 4160 volt circuits Must be familiar with basic principles of building maintenance.

V.

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: shop/power plant environment.

Benefits 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.

If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please click “Apply.

ABOUT WM WM ( WM.com ) is North America’s largest comprehensive waste management environmental solutions provider.

Previously known as Waste Management and based in Houston, Texas, WM is driven by commitments to put people first and achieve success with integrity.

The company, through its subsidiaries, provides collection, recycling and disposal services to millions of residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers throughout the U.S.

and Canada.

With innovative infrastructure and capabilities in recycling, organics and renewable energy, WM provides environmental solutions to and collaborates with its customers in helping them achieve their sustainability goals.

WM has the largest disposal network and collection fleet in North America, is the largest recycler of post-consumer materials and is the leader in beneficial reuse of landfill gas, with a growing network of renewable natural gas plants and the most gas-to-electricity plants in North America.

WM’s fleet includes nearly 11,000 natural gas trucks
– the largest heavy-duty natural gas truck fleet of its kind in North America
– where more than half are fueled by renewable natural gas.

To learn more about WM and the company’s sustainability progress and solutions, visit Sustainability.WM.com .

What is the value of a WM job?

At WM we know that the value of a WM job is more than a paycheck.

It’s a way to create opportunities for you and your family.

This is why we are constantly working to make WM a great place to work and grow a career.

We Are WM is what defines the perks of being in the WM family
– from benefits, to resources and engagement activities.

We are People First.

We are Committed to Your Growth.

We Are Investing in You.

We are a Family.

We are Working for a Sustainable Tomorrow.

We are Stable.”

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