Traveling Landfill Construction Laborer - Across U.S. (Los Angeles)
at Tetra Tech

Date Posted: 6/9/2019

Job Description

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

Tetra Tech is seeking a Traveling Landfill Construction Laborer  
Do you thrive in dynamic environments working outdoors and have the ability to pursue excellence in environmental projects, working in and around heavy equipment, fusing plastic pipe and building gas piping systems? Tetra Tech is expanding our team and looking for hard working individuals who have experience or looking for a career change and  have a passion for traveling, working outdoors and delivering high quality results and solutions to our customers.  
Our Landfill Gas Construction division offers a unique work environment that specializes in a wide variety of projects where we are drilling for natural gas on landfills, installing new piping to collect the gas, fusing and welding HDPE pipe –allowing the gas to be transported to the power plant. Your role will be to support the project needs, build new gas systems and assisting other team members to conduct:
•     New construction of gas wells, piping and gas flares on landfill and coal ash sites
•   Other new construction activities on landfill gas (LFG) and landfill fluids collection systems

•   Assist site supervisors in procurement of materials, equipment, and supplies for projects

•  Understand environmental, health & safety regulations & perform work in compliant manner
•    Travel for extended periods (80% of year away from home), if necessary –up to 3-6 weeks at a timeLiving in hotels & traveling between states.  Walk long distances, up and down steeply sloped landfills and outdoor terrain
•     Ability to do heavy, manual work
•     Ability to walk long distances up and down slopes 1:1, 2:1 and 3:1 slopes
•     Ability to help maneuver, cut, fuse and fit pipe
•   Must be able to work in trenched areas to connect, refit and adjust piping system on landfills
•     Lift a minimum of 50 pounds on a non-consistent basis
•   Work in extreme (hot and cold) weather conditions safely including on very odorous project sites
•     Clean up work areas, clean and fuel vehicles and equipment as necessary
•   Operate general site vehicles and equipment, such as pickup trucks, and smaller equipment
•     Ability to drive a company vehicle for extended periods of time
•     Available to work overtime, nights, weekends, and holidays if necessary
•     Ability to communicate with clients and peers using professional diction
•     Assist site supervisors with the materials and equipment needs and helping to collect supplies for projects
•  Understand operation and maintenance of landfill gas (LFG) and landfill fluids collection systems
•    Perform system construction activities in a safe and proper manner
•   Perform maintenance on system components to ensure or restore proper operation and compliance

•    Complete USEPA HAZWOPR, 40-hour, environmental health and safety classes, on-site training materials and annual 8-hour refresher classes

•   Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job.
•   1+ year of experience in decentralized business in construction, outdoor labor, mining and farming industries
•  Ability to work around  (not operate) heavy construction equipment (excavators, dozers, road trucks, etc), survey equipment, pipe fusion equipment & techniques, compacting and materials handling equipment
•    Experience on landfill or refuse collection a plus.
•    High School Diploma and GED preferred
•   Must have satisfactory driving record and keep in good standing, a valid driver’s license
•   Successfully complete drug screen (required) and baseline physical exam as needed
•   A team player with the ability and willingness to pitch in as needed in areas outside core responsibilities and expertise. 

Typical work demands and physical environment:
•    Lift a minimum of 50 pounds on a non-consistent basis
•    Working in or around trenches, heavy equipment and pipe fusion equipment
•  Ability to communicate with colleagues, site supervisor and client’s site manager including all safety personnel.
•  Ability to frequently lift or carry containers, poly pipe, shovel garbage and loose material, work in and around leachate, or loose materials to truck; which may result in twisting, pulling, pushing and bending, depending on the material and collection vehicle type
•   Ability to climb, bend or stand for an extended period of time. Work on 1:1, 2:1, 3:1 slopes. In addition, individuals must be able to reach above shoulders and lift a minimum of 50 pounds
•    Ability to carry out day-to-day activities on a landfill working up to and possibly more than 6 weeks away from home, traveling from job site to job site across state lines.
•   Candidate may be located in any area in lower 48 States in which we conduct business –typically within 50 miles of our project sites and ability to travel for up to 3-6 weeks a time and potentially stay in hotels rooming with a coworker
As a construction technician you will have access to travel to different parts of the country, work in and around excavators, articulating dump trucks, track loaders and Company vehicle for overnight trips. This role typically stays out at projects sites from 3-6 weeks with a week off in between.
Tetra Tech AEG strives on our unparalleled service to our clients. Tetra tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide and ranks 1st in many categories among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms. Please review this opportunity and see if this may be a great fit for you!

Tetra Tech is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations - in the U.S. and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workplace. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial, and cultural groups. Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOEAA/M/F/Vets/Disability

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contactor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Successful completion of a drug screen required.

If you are disabled and need assistance with your job application process, please fax the position you are applying for to: (330) 659-5931.

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About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting

For more information on our company, please visit our website at To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

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About Us

As a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide, Tetra Tech seeks clear sustainable solutions that improve the quality of life. In a complex world with competing demands for limited resources, we offer clear solutions made possible by our sound science, understanding, innovation, and industry-leading approaches. To achieve and sustain our goals, we need your talent and energy!

As a member of our team, you will be encouraged to think outside the box and explore new technologies, ideas, and business trends that contribute to your personal and professional development as well as company success.

A career with Tetra Tech means a diverse, collaborative work environment, opportunities to involve yourself in self-directed project efforts, work/life balance, and a wide range of benefits. With offices and project opportunities in locations around the world, you can find an opportunity that matches your career goals and geographic preference.

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