Traveling Landfill Equipment Operator - Across U.S.
at Tetra Tech

Date Posted: 7/4/2019

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.


Our Landfill Gas Drilling/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 operating an excavator, fusing pipe 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.

•    As a Heavy Equipment Operator you will have access to drive 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. 


  • Understand environmental and health & safety regulations and perform work in a competent manner in accordance with the regulations.
  • Assist project supervisors with the procurement of materials, equipment, and supplies for projects.
  • Perform system construction activities in a safely and proper manner.
  • Perform maintenance on system components to ensure or restore proper operation and compliance.
  • Maintain, clean, and organize equipment and supplies.
  • Candidates will be required to complete project related paperwork neatly, timely, and accurately.
  • Work with and around heavy construction equipment and excavations on landfills (all Equipment Operator are expected to be experienced, safe, and efficient operators of heavy construction equipment).
  • Walk long distances, up and down steeply sloped landfills and outdoor terrain.
  • Work in extreme (hot and cold) weather conditions safely.
  • Complete the USEPA HAZWOPR, 40-hour, environmental health and safety class, and annual 8-hour refresher classes.
  • Provide an aggressive and pro-active approach to client needs.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with clients and peers.
  • Ability to obtain, and keep in good standing, a valid driver’s license. 


  • Must have grade experience.
  • Ability to work on slopes: 2:1 and 3:1.
  • Must have pipe welding and fitting experience.
  • Must have Excavator, articulating dump truck and track loader machinery experience.
  • Travel for extended periods, if necessary. It is anticipated that a working construction foreman will travel 75 to 100 percent of the time.
  • Lift a minimum of 50 pounds on a non-consistent basis.
  • Pass a company paid, baseline health physical and drug screening, if required.
  • Must be available to work overtime, nights, weekends, and holidays when necessary.
  • The Equipment Operator must have a good working knowledge of heavy construction equipment (excavators, dozers, road trucks, etc), survey equipment, pipe fusion equipment & techniques, compacting and materials handling equipment.
  • Must have excavator experience.
  • Must be familiar with or able to become familiar with general landfill gas and leachate collection system, construction techniques and components.
  • Must be familiar with or able to become familiar with applicable environmental and health & safety regulations and regulatory requirements.
  • Preferably be proficient in the use of the PC, specifically with the Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Have the ability to use professional business documents such as time sheets, dailies, expense reports, emails, etc.

Job Requirements

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.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Richfield, OH
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 7/4/2019

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.

Come discover how rewarding a career with Tetra Tech can be.

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