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Plant Operator Renewable Natural Gas

TransTech Energy
Grayslake, IL
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Plant Operator Renewable Natural Gas

Company Overview

ESI Solutions (ESI), a division of TransTech Energy, provides exceptional technical expertise in engineering and operations for the biogas utilization and management industries. Since 2007, ESI has specialized in design, construction, and operations for biogas projects that collectively produce over one million MWh of renewable electricity and over 50 million gallons of renewable vehicle fuel every year. ESI is built upon the principle of providing our clients with unmatched experience, flexibility, and follow-through.

ESI’s core values include pride of ownership, a limitless desire to learn, and a relentless approach to solving any challenge. A successful ESI employee not only embraces these values but knows when to lean on the team for support and guidance. We acknowledge that our fast-paced and dynamic environment is not for everyone, but if you are looking for independence and new challenges, ESI will be a great fit.

Job Overview

Operate a Landfill Gas to Renewable Natural Gas Plant “RNG” facility to maximize production. Operator will work closely with Plant Manager to conduct all plant routine and non-routine maintenance and repairs. The Operator will take ownership in plant performance and tackle challenges to help Operations Leadership achieve their goals. This is a hands-on role where a willingness to learn and commitment to safety culture will be crucial. Although this is a great role for an independent, self-motivated individual, you will not be alone! You will have an amazing team at your disposal to help you run problems to ground and actualize solutions. The plant will be managed and operated by three personnel - Plant Manager and two Plant Operators.

Reports To

The Operator reports to the Plant Manager and Operations Manager.


The Operator position is based out of Rougemont, NC (Plant). The candidate should take up residence within 50 miles of the Plant.

Travel may be required to other Plants or Corporate office locations.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Operate and maintain the Plant and all associated equipment in a safe, detailed, organized, and presentable manner. Tasks may include housekeeping, weeding, or site maintenance, minor fabrication and the like.
  • Manage, diagnose, troubleshoot mechanical and electrical systems. Remote and onsite assistance is available for unresolved issues.
  • Learn to maximize SCADA utilization for predictive and proactive operations and maintenance.
  • Perform maintenance and repairs on all major and ancillary equipment. Balance of plant equipment may include but is not limited to: site vehicles, gas analyzers, air compressors, gas compressors, radiators, air handling equipment, pumps, filters, flares, gas treatment equipment, and other site-specific equipment.
  • Use the Operational Data Management System (ODMS) to track and record events, operational data, and daily “walk around” readings.
  • Understand, follow, and assist with compliance regulations for the Plant. This may include record keeping, gathering data, performing inspections, keeping permits posted, maintaining compliance equipment, and meeting with inspectors.
  • Respond to Plant callouts in a timely and professional manner (typically considered within 2 hours).
  • Assist with training of coworkers or temporary Operators at the Plant.
  • Travel to assist Operators at other Plants, backup or fill in for another Operator, or for training.
  • Use ESI’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) where available. Recommend and assist in further SOP development.
  • Maximize Plant efficiencies

Minimum Qualifications

  • 1 - 5 years of Plant operations and other related experience.
  • Trade school certification, high school diploma or GED.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and background.
  • Basic Windows based computer skills.
  • Established troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience in maintenance planning and preventative maintenance strategies.
  • General working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of software. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Must be able to work independently, self-motivate, and communicate effectively with the customer and ESI team members.
  • Valid driver’s license for state of residence.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in some of or all the following industries: Renewable Energy; Gas Processing; Chemical; Power; Waste Management; Environmental Air Quality Control Systems.
  • Instrumentation and Controls background (PLC, VFD, Electrical).
  • Renewable Natural Gas Experience.
  • Associates or Baccalaureate Degree.
  • Formal training in a Root Cause Analysis methodology.

Ideal Candidate

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to deal with complex problems and present recommendations and findings in a clear, concise format; ability to interact effectively at all levels within and outside of ESI. Ability to communicate effectively with team members, customers, vendors, contractors, and leadership.
  • Quick learner who adapts well to a fast-moving environment and gets things done, combines creativity, problem-solving skills, and a can-do attitude to overcome any obstacle.
  • Highly motivated and willing to take on multiple responsibilities at once; strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask in an environment with changing priorities.
  • Experience in process optimization, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis (RCA) in an energy or manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with process metrics and reporting key performance indicators (KPI).
  • Ability to communicate effectively across a broad range of audiences including customers, management, technical/engineering support, and field personnel.
  • Experience in maintenance planning and preventative maintenance strategies.
  • Experience tuning control loops.


  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Travel up to 15%.


  • Competitive hourly range $35 to $50, dependent on experience and background.
  • Employee benefits include the following, although the costs and coverage may change over time and participation may be based on achieving certain minimum number of hours worked
    1. Paid time off and Holidays.
    2. 401K Company match 100% of your first 3% contribution and 50% of your contributions on the next 2% of salary deferral
    3. Employer sponsored life insurance, long-term disability, and AD&D.
    4. Group health insurance
    5. Group dental and vision insurance.
    6. Annual allowance for continuing education.
    7. Nine company-paid holidays (New Years Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day).
    8. Veteran’s Day is a company-paid holiday if you are a veteran. Thank you for your service!


TransTech Energy

Grayslake, IL
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