Monitors and maintains environmental protection and monitoring systems including but not limited to landfill gas, leachate collection, leachate recirculation, groundwater monitoring, surface water monitoring and air monitoring systems as required.
Monitors and records data for daily header reads, wellhead reads, daily odor survey and surface monitoring, and complies and computes environmental and engineering data.
Inspects operations of environmental protection and monitoring systems to evaluate system performance and identify potential malfunctions, and troubleshoots problems related to the functionality of the landfill gas system
Responds to on-call alarms (24-hour) to identify and rectify the source of environmental protection and monitoring system alarms.
Modifies landfill gas systems in accordance with system or landfill needs. Expands landfill gas system in accordance with plans. Repairs landfill gas system as necessary. Installs passive flares as required and may help out plant operators as required.
Interacts with landfill operations as needed to assist in gas related projects in the construction of the landfill.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Requires completion of a high school diploma. No experience required. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must possess First Aid and CPR certification. (Certification training provided by DSWA)
Note: This is a safety sensitive position and requires drug testing as a condition of employment.
Knowledge of basic mechanics and heavy equipment. Knowledge of department operations, services, and polices. Knowledge of basic office skills. Skill in systems monitoring and testing. Skill in maintaining gas system operation. Skill in Flare System Maintenance and operation. Skill in monitoring equipment and devices. Skill in applying the tools used in creating and modifying spreadsheets and database applications. Ability to operate motor vehicle and traverse rough terrain. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. Ability to work and communicate effectively orally and in writing.
The Delaware Solid Waste Authority is nationally recognized for its management of Delaware's solid waste material. It efficiently operates 3 landfills using innovative technology in order to provide a reliable disposal method for trash while protecting groundwater resources and preventing odors. DSWA also provides opportunities for disposal of special wastes including household hazardous waste, electronics, batteries, and used motor oil and filters. Recently, DSWA has partnered with recycling leader ReCommunity, to build and operate a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in New Castle, DE. The MRF processes, sorts, and bales all of Delaware's single stream recyclables material. The bales of material are then taken to different manufacturing facilities where the material is recycled and made into new products. DSWA also partners with Revolution Recovery, a construction and demolition (C&D) debris recycling company. Revolution Recovery receives, sorts, and processes construction debris such as wood, drywall, and metal. This material is then used for mulch, fertilizer components, landfill cover, or as raw material for new products.