Gas Recovery Technician - South


Scottsdale, AZ, US

Company:  DTE Biomass Energy, Inc
Job ID:  13374

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.  But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities.  When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences, and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing.  Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things. 


DTE Biomass Energy (DTEBE) develops, owns and operates renewable energy projects throughout the United States.  Our company converts biogas generated at landfills and at dairy farms into clean, renewable electricity or renewable natural gas (RNG). As a leader in this industry, with more than 20 operating facilities stretching from North Carolina to California, we have the proven capabilities to help provide communities with safe, environmentally sound renewable energy.  Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, DTE Biomass Energy is a wholly owned subsidiary of DTE Energy.  DTEBE has an immediate opening at our facility below. 


Phoenix Gas Producers, LLC (PHX) is comprised of 3 landfills owned and operated by SRP-SALT RIVER PROJECT & SRPMIC - Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.  These facilities are all in Scottsdale Arizona and within 10 minutes of each other.  At these facilities DTEBE is responsible for the operation, maintenance and compliance of the landfill gas collection system (GCS).  Each GCS consisted of a candlestick flare, 2 blowers and a series of collection wells located in the landfills. The pay range for this position is $26.53  -  $32.37.

Job Summary

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

This position is responsible for the day-to-day operation, maintenance and repair of a landfill gas collection and processing facility. Work is performed under general supervision of a Facility Manager, with work results reviewed through the achievement of set goals and adherence to policies and procedures.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conducts day-to-day operation, maintenance, and repair of a landfill gas (LFG) collection system and LFG delivery pipeline
  • Performs equipment inspections, collects samples of LFG wells and gas collection system, and makes adjustments to optimize well flow as necessary
  • Collects oil, water, wastewater, gas, and air samples for analysis
  • Performs minor electrical and mechanical repairs
  • Adheres to company and project specific health and safety requirements; participates in monthly safety audits and inspections
  • Maintains administrative records including logbook, filing system for drawings, instruction books and manuals, spare parts inventory, and records
  • Supports, assists, and directs the work of contractors on-site
  • Routinely operates a motor vehicle and/or off-road vehicle on undeveloped terrain
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Possesses a valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Ability to analyze problems, develop solutions and recommend sound alternatives
  • Ability to work overtime including call outs outside of normal business hours, weekends, and holidays
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office applications

Other Qualifications


  • Previous military experience
  • A technical degree or certificate in an electrical or mechanical field is preferable, or equivalent work experience with electrical and mechanical systems
  • Familiar with gas compression and/or gas transportation
  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical and instrument control systems including equipment such as motors, blowers, controls, and pumps

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

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 required to:

  • Successfully complete pre-employment physical including ability to utilize respiratory protection and all other safety requirements, drug screen and background check
  • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls due to regular exposure to moving mechanical parts and/or machinery
  • Reach with hands and arms, and to hold objects
  • Sit, stand, or walk for 8–14-hour shifts, including walking long distances, up and down stairs and on uneven ground
  • Hear conversations (in person or via 2-way radio) in noisy environments
  • Frequently lift objects up to 50 pounds
  • Vision requirements for this position include close vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus


Must be able to work in or outdoors during all seasons including wet and/or humid conditions, and extreme cold and/or heat. Most work is within the vicinity of a municipal solid waste disposal facility. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.


At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that 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.

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix