Methane/Landfill Gas Generation System Technicians

Landfill Gas Generation Technician Does Maintenance

Methane/landfill gas generation system technicians are responsible for monitoring and maintaining the components of landfill gas collection systems. They operate and oversee methane/landfill gas collection and power generation systems, making adjustments and repairs as necessary. They make sure landfill gas is properly and efficiently converted to electricity or other forms of energy. There are approximately 12,360 plant and system operators employed in the United States. 

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Monitor and maintain landfill gas collection systems, ensuring efficient power generation
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist throughout the country, with many jobs in California, Louisiana, Texas, Florida, and Iowa
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Experience One to two years experience; on-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Realistic
  • Technical
Skills
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Supervisor
  • Senior Technician or Operator
  • Methane/Landfill Gas Generation System Technician
  • Apprentice Methane/Landfill Gas Generation System Technician