Operations & Training
Investing in Operator Education Saves Money and Time
As operators ourselves, we know that a facility is only as good as its operators. As such we invest heavily in providing the resources required for every operator to perform their job successfully.
Over the last 30 years we have learned that composting does not need to be overly complicated. Too often we have seen over-engineered compost facilities that are not being operated correctly because operators cannot understand or have not been educated on how to use the equipment. To avoid this we design systems that are redundant and intuitive, with clear user interfaces.
Deep Knowledge & National Involvement
We have offered private training to over 50 compost facilities around the globe along with public training to thousands of composters. In addition, our team helped start the WORC operator training program which has since evolved into the USCC operator training program. We still actively participate in operator training courses and teach a variety of workshops at industry events.
GMT offers both on and off site training to our new and existing clients. These typically involve 1 to 3 days of preparation and an equal amount of time engaged with operators helping them to understand the composting process and their role in it. We also work with site managers to help them track data and incentivize successful operations, so they can better understand how their team is working and respond accordingly.
"GMT’s training program was exactly what we wanted,. The training that Jeff put together and the way it was presented went well. We had some concerns about some of the practices in our operations. So we asked Jeff to review our current practices and come up with a 3-4 hour training. Jeff worked with the assistant manager to troubleshoot and work through what needed to be done. A customized training was put together for the staff to take us back to day one and get back to parameters and practices that work. Again, this was exactly what I wanted and exactly what I got. Can't imagine that I could have been happier with the training. We value our relationship with GMT. We're in this together.”
- Richard Finch, Manager, WSU Facilities Services Waste Management