Biofuels Production Managers
SOC: 11-3051.03


Manage biofuels production and plant operations. Collect and process information on plant production and performance, diagnose problems, and design corrective procedures.

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Alternate Titles:

  • Biodiesel Operations Manager
  • Biodiesel Plant Manager
  • Biodiesel Plant Operations Engineer
  • Biodiesel Plant Superintendent
  • Biofuels Operations Manager
  • Biofuels Plant Manager
  • Biofuels Plant Operations Engineer
  • Biofuels Plant Superintendent
  • Biofuels Production Manager
  • Plant Operations Coordinator

  • Tasks:

  • Provide training to subordinate or new employees to improve biofuels plant safety or increase the production of biofuels.
  • Provide direction to employees to ensure compliance with biofuels plant safety, environmental, or operational standards and regulations.
  • Monitor transportation and storage of flammable or other potentially dangerous feedstocks or products to ensure adherence to safety guidelines.
  • Draw samples of biofuels products or secondary by-products for quality control testing.
  • Confer with technical and supervisory personnel to report or resolve conditions affecting biofuels plant safety, operational efficiency, and product quality.
  • Supervise production employees in the manufacturing of biofuels, such as biodiesel or ethanol.
  • Shut down and restart biofuels plant or equipment in emergency situations or for equipment maintenance, repairs, or replacements.
  • Review logs, datasheets, or reports to ensure adequate production levels or to identify abnormalities with biofuels production equipment or processes.
  • Prepare and manage biofuels plant or unit budgets.
  • Monitor meters, flow gauges, or other real-time data to ensure proper operation of biofuels production equipment, implementing corrective measures as needed.
  • Conduct cost, material, and efficiency studies for biofuels production plants or operations.
  • Approve proposals for the acquisition, replacement, or repair of biofuels processing equipment or the implementation of new production processes.
  • Adjust temperature, pressure, vacuum, level, flow rate, or transfer of biofuels to maintain processes at required levels.
  • Manage operations at biofuels power generation facilities, including production, shipping, maintenance, or quality assurance activities.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Air monitoring equipment
  • Ball valves
  • Belt conveyor systems
  • Desktop computers
  • Dust and particulate respirators
  • Electric timing devices
  • Emergency alarm systems
  • Fermentation processing vessels
  • Flow control valves FCV
  • Forklifts
  • Gate butterfly valves
  • Glass graduated cylinders
  • Gravity convection ovens
  • Hand sampling pumps
  • Hazardous material spill kits
  • Mobile radios
  • Moisture analyzers
  • Mole sieves
  • Personal computers
  • pH probes
  • Reaction flasks
  • Sample ports
  • Self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Stop valves
  • Throttle control valves TCV
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software
  • Distributed control systems DCS software
  • Employee scheduling software
  • Human machine interface HMI software
  • Inventory control software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Web browser software

  • management

    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020