Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators

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Methane/landfill gas collection system operators are responsible for monitoring the daily operations of landfill gas projects. They oversee landfill gas extraction systems, tracking the levels of gas in landfills and extracting gas when the levels reach certain heights. They record data and develop schedules and budgets for landfill gas collection operations. There are about 168,400 industrial production managers employed in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Industrial Production Operators
Duties Monitor and maintain methane/landfill gas collection projects; maintain daily reports; oversee landfill gas collection project workers
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist throughout the country; states with the highest level of employment are California, Ohio, Michigan, Texas, and Illinois
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Three or more years experience; on-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Hands On
  • Technical
  • Computer
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Senior Operators
  • Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators
  • Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Technicians