Landfill Gas Wellfield Technician

LFG Specialties, LLC

Staten Island, NY

At APTIM, we come to work each day knowing that we are making an impact on the world. Our work spans from safeguarding and maintaining critical infrastructure to helping communities recover from natural disasters, from empowering our armed forces and first responders to reducing carbon and energy use, and from making cities more resilient against the threats of climate change to restoring contaminated ecological systems.
Project Background:

Our Landfill, located in Staten Island, New York, consists of four individual Landfill Sections. A Landfill Gas (LFG) Production Facility is operated at the landfill, the purpose of which is to collect and control LFG from the Fresh Kills Landfill. APTIM, as the prime contractor, is responsible for continuous operation, maintenance and facility management of the Landfill Gas (LFG) Production at the Fresh Kills Landfill 8 hours per day, 5 days per week.

Job Overview:

APTIM currently has an opening for a Landfill Gas Technician at the Staten Island, NY location. Job candidate will support the Fresh Kills Landfill Gas Production O&M project in the gathering of field samples for the preparation of various reports and maintenance of equipment.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Collection and interpretation/evaluation of scientific data
  • Perform landfill gas well adjustments
  •  Monitoring and maintenance of
  1.  LFG gas extraction wells
  2. Condensate sumps
  3. Pumps, blowers and flares equipment
  •  Perform vegetation clearance as necessary to gain access to LFG extraction wells
  • Adhere to company Health and Safety standards, policies and procedures
  • Conform to applicable technical standards

Minimum Qualification:

  • Two (2) years of LFG O&M experience

(Desired Qualification)

  • Completed a SWANA LFG Basics or equivalent classroom training
  • Completed 40-hour OSHA health and safety training and refresher courses.

Basic Qualifications:

  •  Basic mechanical and electrical skills; use of hand tools is a must
  • Valid driver's license and ability to drive a pickup truck in varying conditions
  • Ability to speak, write and listen professionally
  •  Physically fit to perform primarily outdoor work, on landfill (with final or interim cover), that could be uneven and overgrown, under various weather conditions
  • Available to work from 7am to 3:30pm on weekdays
  • Minimum high school diploma (or higher)
  •  Positive and pro-active attitude; willingness to perform a variety of scientific and physical work on all phases of the project.
  • #LI-Onsite


Strength: Standing 50% Walking 20% Sitting 30% Lifting 35 lb. Carrying 35 lb. Pushing 0 ft-lb. Pulling 0 ft-lb. 2. Climbing O Balancing O 3. Stooping O Kneeling O Crouching O Crawling O Reaching Handling C Fingering C

Explanation for Symbols: NP=Not Present, O=Occasionally (0-33%), F= Frequently (34-66%), C=Constantly (67-100%)

APTIM is committed to providing a benefits package that accomplishes the primary purpose of our programs which is to protect and promote the health and financial well-being of our employees and their families. APTIM's health care and insurance benefits include the following programs: medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, basic life insurance, optional life insurance, spouse life insurance, child life insurance, basic accidental death & dismemberment, optional accidental death & dismemberment, short- and long-term disability with optional buy-ups, employee assistance program, health care spending account, dependent care spending account, health savings account and business travel accident insurance for themselves and their eligible family members, per plan guidelines. Multiple voluntary benefits are available to employees for enrollment including critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, etc. APTIM also provides participation in a retirement program, paid absences such as vacation time (annual days determined by length of service) and sick leave to eligible employees in accordance with the APTIM sick pay policy and as required by law. The targeted salary for this position is $30 per hour.