Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators


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Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators

Introduction

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 186,500 industrial production managers employed in the United States.

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Median Salary

$87,777

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Three or more years experience


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Skills

Computer


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Personality Traits

Conventional

Earnings

Landfill gas collection system operators earned an average base salary of $87,777 in March 2020, as reported by SalaryExpert.com. The entry-level salary was $62,061, for those with one to three years of experience, and the senior-level salary was $108,764, for operators with eight or more years of experience. Industrial production managers earned a median salary of $103,380 in May 2018, accordi...

Work Environment

Methane/landfill gas collection system operators work outdoors at landfill sites. They work in all types of weather conditions and the environment can be dirty and noisy. They are exposed to hazardous materials and conditions and wear protective clothing and gear in accordance with safety regulations. Operators also work indoors in offices, using computers to analyze data and create reports. Th...

Outlook

The Department of Labor forecasts little or no change in employment for industrial production managers through 2028. Stricter environmental regulations regarding landfills and methane and gas collection processes will require the experience of operators to make sure companies' methane/landfill gas collection processes are in compliance. According to Environmental Protection Agency data, there a...

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