Field Gas Technician


  • We have an exciting opportunity for a Field Gas Technician to join our team
  • Not just a landfill site! Whitford is a resource management “Waste to Energy” site
  • Located – 15 minutes from Papakura, Takanini, Otara, East Tamaki a great location if you live in South Auckland

Not just a landfill site! Whitford is a resource management “Waste to Energy” site which generates electricity and heat from waste that otherwise would be thrown away or dispersed into the air. 

It operates an extensive Methane extraction system. The gas is captured and utilised on site by our energy generation plants to produce power. We have five generators which each produce around 1MW of electricity which helps light up around 5000 homes.

About the role

In this role, you will ensure the continuous supply of quality Land Fill Gas for our power generation assets and assist with odour control through the building and balancing the gas well field. 

Key responsibilities of the position will include:

  • Being an active participant in a safety-first culture
  • Installing and maintaining gas and leachate pipework
  • Gas field monitoring and reporting
  • Operation of plant
  • Monitoring plant and reporting problems found
  • Balancing gas flows to all plant within the Generation site

About you

We are looking for a passionate individual with good communication and time management skills. Experience is an advantage but not essential as all training and support will be provided. 

In return 

We offer a competitive hourly rate, mobile phone, a great work environment and personal development opportunities to develop our employee’s career. This includes comprehensive professional and personal development planning, operational training, metering, wellness programme and all the tools you will need to succeed as a valued team member of our operational team. 

How to Apply

To join this exciting and growing business, please click "apply now".

Please note - we do not always work to fixed closing dates and may start considering applications as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.

Waste Management is an EEO employer and promotes drug and alcohol-free workplaces.

Only applications from those with the legal right and ability to work in New Zealand will be considered for this position.

At Waste Management, the health and safety of our people is our highest priority. For this reason, we have introduced a policy requiring all employees and visitors to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 within our offices, unless a formal medical exemption applies. We have chosen to share this information early in our hiring process, so that candidates can make an informed choice. On this basis, as part of the application process you will be asked to confirm your vaccination status with us. 

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: FQAM211122

Location: Whitford

Closing Date: Wednesday, 7 September 2022