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Landfill Gas Wellfield Specialist

Company: Kinder Morgan
Location: Euless
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:


Position Description




Kinder Morgan is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. We own an interest in or operate approximately 83,000 miles of pipelines and 141 terminals. Our pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, carbon dioxide (CO2) and more. Our terminals store and handle renewable fuels, petroleum products, chemicals, vegetable oils and other products. We believe that fuels with a lower-carbon lifecycle, like RNG, are part of the solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. With our more than 70,000 miles of natural gas pipeline systems that transport approximately 40% of the natural gas consumed and exported in the United States, we are uniquely positioned to transport RNG from coast-to-coast without making enhancements to our existing natural gas pipeline network.This position is responsible for:

  • Reports to the Operations Supervisor and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of landfill gas collection and control systems (GCCS), associated gas processing equipment, and pipelines.
  • Responsible for the overall daily operations of landfill gas extraction wells of a 4000 scfm Landfill. The Operations Specialist will maintain and preserve the extraction wells, as well as continuously sample and monitor the gas from each well to maximize gas purity and volume that is sent to our High BTU Processing Plant.



    Position Requirements




    Additional Essential duties and responsibilities:
    • Operation and maintenance activities may include (but are not limited to):
      • Calibrate, operate and maintain complex field monitoring equipment including: flame-ionization detectors, photo-ionization detectors, explosive gas detectors, water level detectors as necessary to gather compliance data and optimize LFG collection from the wellfield
      • Collect and manage data entry from wellfield extraction and environmental monitoring locations
      • Implement preventative maintenance plan(s).
      • Operate and maintain liquid management system pneumatic or electric driven pumps (troubleshoot and determine liquid levels within liquid containment structures and or LFG collection wells)
      • Perform wellfield valve/vacuum adjustments, data collection and maintenance; interpret data
      • Use Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) or High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) piping materials and associated equipment to perform maintenance on piping systems.
      • Maintain good housekeeping in workplace(s). Clean, organized, safe.
      • Develop basic understanding of environmental regulations related to GCCS operations and develop the ability to work within an environmentally regulated industry.
      • Maintain and update data collection systems and provide operations data as requested
      • Maintain and promote good relations with local stakeholders including: landfill operations, landfill owner, end-use customer and any vendor, contractor, or engineering firms working on-site.
      • Participate in meetings and conference calls as requested to support operations.
      • Performs preventative maintenance items on related equipment
      • Performs minor repairs and major repairs with assistance from others on gas extraction wells and other related equipment.
      • Takes callouts and responds in a timely manner.
      • Assists mechanical, measurement, and other company personnel as needed.
      • Ensures that the product and gas meets the requirement and specs of the customer.
      • Records production and equipment readings.
      • Completes appropriate documentation and paperwork for all activities performed.
      • Reports all excessive downtime to appropriate people.
      • Other duties as assigned.Position RequirementsEducation and/or Experience:
        * High School degree or equivalent.
        * 1 year' experience in landfill gas processing, chemical plant operations, industrial gas operations, or power plant operations.
        * Follows company policies, practices, and regulatory requirements

        Qualifications:* Good verbal and written communication skills.
        * Can effectively use Microsoft Office Applications and computer based company systems.
        * Ability to effectively present information in a one-on-one and small group situation to other employees of the company and outside contractors.
        * Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals).
        * Apply common sense understanding to carry out day-to-day operation issues.
        * Be able to make quick and reasonable decisions in sometimes-adverse conditions.Job Specific Competencies: Customer focus Drive for Quality and Results Ethics, Integrity and Character Understanding of process control systems as applied to landfill gas collection and processing. Technical / Troubleshooting skills with ability to read and understand complex technical manuals and schematics. Proficient using computers and monitoring equipment to measure, record and make adjustments within operating parameters, perform fault finding and repair as well as required scheduled maintenance.Certifications, licenses, registrations:
        • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record. Physical demands:* The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
          * Uses physical force to lift, push, pull and hold equipment/tools.
          * Climbs and works at various heights. May work in a standing, sitting, lying down, crouched or kneeling position.
          * Routinely reacts to visual, aural and other signals, including alarms and instructions, and is required to visually inspect work.
          * Regularly bends, stoops, moves from ground level to higher levels, raises/lifts from ground level a load up to 50 lbs., manually transports a load up to 75 lbs., and applies up to 150 foot pounds of torque.
          * Regularly gets into and out of vehicles and rides over rough roads.
          * Walks an average of 5 miles per day, up to 7 miles per day.
          * Candidates may be subject to Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing requirements.
          * Subject to overtime and call-outs..Working conditions:
          • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
          • Works mostly outdoors, in and around mechanical, industrial and electrical equipment.
          • Required to climb about equipment and work in confined areas (i.e. tanks, between compressors, vessels).
          • May be subject to work in hazardous conditions including hydrocarbon vapor, adverse weather conditions, and extreme temperatures.
          • Wears safety equipment as requiredSupervisory responsibility:
            • N/AKinder Morgan Offers:
              • Competitive Wages
              • 401(k) Savings Plan (with Company Contribution)
              • KM contributes 5% of your eligible compensation each pay period to your Savings account. You can contribute from 1% to 50% on a pre-tax or Roth after-tax basis.
              • KM contributes 4% or 5% of your eligible compensation plus interest to your Retirement Pension Plan on a bi-weekly basis
              • Additional Retirement Pension Plan
              • Comprehensive Medical/Rx and Dental Plans
              • Paid Time Off
              • Paid Holidays
              • Bonus Program





                EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.












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