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Ameresco Utility Plant Operator in Chicopee, Massachusetts

Driven by a high-caliber workforce, Ameresco is a leading clean technology integrator and renewable asset developer, owner and operator. Our comprehensive services include energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions throughout North America and Europe. Our renewable energy assets and customer projects have delivered a cumulative carbon offset equivalent to over 60 million metric tons of carbon dioxide since going public in 2010.

Grounded in our C.A.R.I.N.G. values (  and guided by our Environmental, Social and Governance ( practices, we are proud of our engaging workplace with a host of competitive benefits and wellness programs. Our teams work collaboratively to deliver best-in-class solutions with a relentless focus on customer satisfaction. In pursuit of energizing a sustainable world, our people and purpose set Ameresco apart.

Help shape the future of energy by working for an award-winning team, honored to be recognized by agencies including Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation and Forbes for our company culture, industry leadership, and client projects. Ameresco is fueled by a dynamic team ( that embraces diversity, career development opportunities, and -- most importantly – employees driven by doing well by doing good.

Ameresco has a new opportunity for a Lead Plant Operator to join our Team at a Landfill gas to energy plant, located in Chicopee, MA. Ameresco is looking for a highly motivated individual to operate and maintain the plant and all associated equipment. The Plant and equipment include four Jenbacher series 6 reciprocating engines, all associate equipment to support engine operations including regenerative type gas cleaning equipment.

The individual would be required to work 8-hour shift with on call responsibilities. Also required is accurate and accountable performance of all necessary duties to ensure safe and complaint operations.


Maintain daily operation of a landfill gas to energy facility;

Perform assigned tasks required to maintain compliance with environmental permits;

Coordinate and participate with subcontractors and equipment service work;

Ensure safe and reliable facility operations;

Perform frequent rounds of plant and report any abnormalities;

Log all activities that transpire within the days shift;

Prepare and maintain daily reports;

Work independently and apply sound judgment and critical thinking skills;

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with company employees as well as any and all vendors;

Adhere to an assigned work schedule including the availability to be on-call as assigned by supervisor;

Learn and operate various control systems for the plant;

Follow Standard Operating Procedures for plant start-up and shut down;

Stay within operating parameters set by Manager and notify management of any production problems;

Maintain good housekeeping practices; and

Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

2 years equipment experience using mechanical, electrical, instrument or control system skills.

High School Diploma or GED.

Valid US drivers license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity, both AC and DC, and Arc Flash Hazards.

Basic computer skills including e-mail and data entry using Microsoft Outlook, Word, & Excel.Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.Strong verbal, written, computer communication and organization skills.May be required to pass substance testing and/or security clearance investigation.

AMERESCO challenges the brightest, most talented and creative individuals in the industry by providing an environment that embraces initiative, diversity, and achievement along with comprehensive rewards, including people-oriented insurance, investment, and incentive plans.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Women/Minorities/Veteran/Disability.

Energy careers at Ameresco bring employees to the forefront of new energy technology with the backing of an experienced team of energy efficiency and renewable energy engineers and professionals. Ameresco is a recognized leader throughout North America and United Kingdom, delivering comprehensive renewable energy and energy efficiency services to public and private enterprises.

"Its inspiring to work on projects that are shaping the future of energy use and to be part of a team that has tremendous experience in renewable energy systems."

  • Ameresco Employee