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Gas Recovery Technician


Needville, TX, US

Company:  DTE Biomass Energy, Inc
Job ID:  4678

Fort Bend Power Producers, LLC. is a landfill gas to renewable natural gas (RNG) processing facility that utilizes landfill gas in Needville, TX.  The facility has an 8.0 MMCFD LFG processing plant consisting (2) blowers, (2) Ingersoll Rand reciprocating gas compressors, (1) Worthington reciprocating gas compressor and (2) new Vilter Screw Compressors installed in 2018.  The plant has gas treatment equipment to remove H2S, Oxygen, water and CO2. 



Job Summary

DTE Biomass Energy, a fast-growing developer of renewable energy projects, has an immediate opening for a Facility Technician at our landfill gas to energy facility in Fort Bend, Texas. We offer competitive wages with incentive opportunity and an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, 401k plan with company match, 3 weeks’ vacation and more. 

Key Accountabilities

Operate facility as defined by various contractual obligations, including the gas rights agreement and gas sales agreement.

  • Perform electrical and mechanical repairs
  • Perform daily equipment inspections, test and operational checks
  • Collect oil, water, wastewater, gas and air samples for analysis
  • Investigate mechanical and electrical problems and effect appropriate repair
  • Support, assist and direct the work of contractors on-site
  • Inspect landfill gas system collection system components for mechanical problems and make appropriate repairs
  • Diagnose and correct adverse gas field and plant conditions and malfunctions
  • Efficiently make un-planned repairs to restore operational capacity of plant. Unplanned plant outages may require attention at any hour of the day, including weekends and holidays
  • Perform routine buildings and grounds maintenance and repairs \Maintain spare parts inventory and records
  • Participate in monthly safety audits and inspections as identified in site safety manuals
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent is required. A valid, unrestricted state driver’s license and a clean driving record are required. A two-year technical degree in an electrical or mechanical field is preferable, or equivalent work experience with electrical and mechanical trouble shooting.

Other Qualifications
  • Familiar with gas compression and/or gas transportation
  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical and instrument control systems
  • Knowledge of manufacturing equipment such as motors, blowers, controls and pumps
  • Ability to perceive and analyze problems, develop solutions and make or recommend sound alternatives
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisor, management, customers, clients and vendors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Dedication to safe work practices
  • Ability to efficiently handle competing priorities and tasks remaining organized to meet deadlines
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office applications
Additional Information

Physical Demands

The physical demands characterized here epitomize those that must be met by an employee to properly perform the integral functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is routinely required to reach with hands or arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, feel and smell. The employee must be able to walk on shallow and steep slopes. Frequently the employee will be required to stand, walk, and sit. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to use hands and fingers to handle and manipulate object as well as to talk and hear.

The employee in this classification will be required to frequently lift objects of up to 25 pounds in weight. Occasionally, the employee will have to lift or move objects of up to 50 pounds in weight.

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions, and extreme cold and/or heat. The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and/or machinery. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. Most work is within the vicinity of a municipal solid waste disposal facility. Employee will routinely operate a motor vehicle and/or ATV style off road vehicle on unimproved terrain.

Employee will be required to respond to plant upset conditions (call-outs) outside of normal business hours, work unscheduled overtime and may occasionally be required to travel to other work locations using personal transportation (travel expense reimbursed within policy limits).

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.