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Landfill Gas Generation System Technician

What is a Landfill Gas Generation System Technician?

Landfill Gas Generation System Technician Job Description Monitor, operate, and maintain landfill gas collection system components and environmental monitoring and control systems.

Life As a Landfill Gas Generation System Technician

  • Measure landfill gas vegetative covering, installing additional covering as required.
  • Repair or replace landfill gas piping.
  • Record and maintain log of well-head gauge pressure readings.
  • Analyze the layout, instrumentation, or function of electrical generation or transmission facilities.
  • Operate landfill gas, methane, or natural gas fueled electrical generation systems.
  • Diagnose or troubleshoot problems with methane or landfill gas collection systems.
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  • Landfill Gas Plant Field Technician
  • Landfill Gas Generation System Technician

Job Opportunities for Landfill Gas Generation System Technicians

There were about 12,100 jobs for Landfill Gas Generation System Technician in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 2.5% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 300 new jobs for Landfill Gas Generation System Technician by 2026. There will be an estimated 1,200 positions for Landfill Gas Generation System Technician per year.

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The states with the most job growth for Landfill Gas Generation System Technician are South Dakota, Nebraska, and Oregon. Watch out if you plan on working in Massachusetts, West Virginia, or Oklahoma. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Landfill Gas Generation System Technician Average Salary

The salary for Landfill Gas Generation System Technicians ranges between about $34,580 and $81,750 a year.

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Landfill Gas Generation System Technicians who work in Alaska, Washington, or Hawaii, make the highest salaries.

How much do Landfill Gas Generation System Technicians make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $53,280
Alaska $65,360
Arizona $54,740
Arkansas $52,910
California $69,480
Colorado $50,910
Connecticut $65,360
Florida $53,060
Georgia $42,540
Hawaii $68,500
Idaho $63,100
Illinois $63,770
Indiana $60,160
Iowa $62,060
Kansas $66,380
Kentucky $53,540
Louisiana $54,610
Maine $44,000
Maryland $60,260
Massachusetts $63,710
Michigan $62,000
Minnesota $67,770
Mississippi $58,280
Missouri $56,330
Montana $60,360
Nebraska $41,410
Nevada $59,180
New Jersey $62,690
New Mexico $53,040
New York $63,550
North Carolina $57,370
North Dakota $52,260
Ohio $52,440
Oklahoma $52,740
Oregon $58,800
Pennsylvania $55,250
South Carolina $57,790
Tennessee $55,980
Texas $52,850
Utah $53,520
Virginia $62,820
Washington $68,600
West Virginia $54,870
Wisconsin $64,240

Tools & Technologies Used by Landfill Gas Generation System Technicians

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Landfill Gas Generation System Technicians:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Web browser software
  • Email software
  • Landfill gas analysis software
  • Landtec System Software LFG Pro

Where Landfill Gas Generation System Technicians Are Employed

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The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.

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