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Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators

Direct daily operations, maintenance, or repair of landfill gas projects, including maintenance of daily logs, determination of service priorities, and compliance with reporting requirements.   (O'Net 11-3051.05)

 
Reported job titles:   Gas Collection System Operator, Gas Operation Manager, Landfill Gas Collection Operator, Landfill Gas Collection System Operator, Methane Gas Collection System Operator, Methane/Landfill Gas Collecting System Operator
 
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    Wages
    for Industrial Production Managers which includes:
                          - Quality Control Systems Managers
                          - Geothermal Production Managers
                          - Biofuels Production Managers
                          - Biomass Power Plant Managers
                          - Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators
                          - Hydroelectric Production Managers
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 28.57   $ 36.47   $ 49.81   $ 62.36   $ 86.01   $ 53.11  
    Yearly $59,420   $75,860   $103,600   $129,700   $178,900   $110,470  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 35.29   $ 48.82   $ 57.83   $ 76.31   $ 92.84   $ 61.98  
    Yearly $73,400   $101,550   $120,290   $158,720   $193,100   $128,920  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 26.86   $ 31.70   $ 41.49   $ 53.98   $ 70.31   $ 45.89  
    Yearly $55,880   $65,940   $86,290   $112,290   $146,240   $95,460  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 23.04   $ 29.95   $ 39.43   $ 48.91   $ 62.66   $ 42.24  
    Yearly $47,920   $62,300   $82,020   $101,720   $130,330   $87,860  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Industrial Production Managers which includes:
                                  - Quality Control Systems Managers
                                  - Geothermal Production Managers
                                  - Biofuels Production Managers
                                  - Biomass Power Plant Managers
                                  - Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators
                                  - Hydroelectric Production Managers
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 373 369 -0.1% 11
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Industrial Production Managers which includes:
                                - Quality Control Systems Managers
                                - Geothermal Production Managers
                                - Biofuels Production Managers
                                - Biomass Power Plant Managers
                                - Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators
                                - Hydroelectric Production Managers
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Fabricated metal product manufacturing 10.7%
    Transportation equipment manufacturing 10.1%
    Chemical manufacturing 7.7%
    Machinery manufacturing 7.7%
    Food manufacturing 6.9%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators
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  • Monitor and control liquid or gas landfill extraction systems.
     
  • Oversee gas collection landfill operations, including leachate and gas management or rail operations.
     
  • Develop or enforce procedures for normal operation, start-up, or shut-down of methane gas collection systems.
     
  • Evaluate landfill gas collection service requirements to meet operational plans and productivity goals.
     
  • Implement landfill operational and emergency procedures.
     
  • Inspect landfill or conduct site audits to ensure adherence to safety and environmental regulations.
     
  • Maintain records for landfill gas collection systems to demonstrate compliance with safety and environmental laws, regulations, or policies.
     
  • Monitor gas collection systems emissions data, including biomethane or nitrous oxide levels.
     
  • Monitor landfill permit requirements for updates.
     
  • Operate computerized control panels to manage gas compression operations.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators  updated June 2009
     


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  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators  updated July 2013
     


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    • Engineering/Industrial Management.
     
    • Industrial Engineering.
     
    • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
     
    • Operations Management and Supervision.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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