Biofuels Production Manager

Also called: Biodiesel Operations Manager, Biodiesel Plant Manager, Biodiesel Plant Superintendent, Biofuels Operations Manager, Biofuels Plant Manager

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Biofuels production managers manage biofuels production and plant operations. Collect and process the information on plant production and performance, diagnose problems, and design corrective procedures.

 

 

  • Supervise production employees in the manufacturing of biofuels, such as biodiesel or ethanol.
  • Manage operations at biofuels power generation facilities, including production, shipping, maintenance, or quality assurance activities.
  • Provide direction to employees to ensure compliance with biofuels plant safety, environmental, or operational standards and regulations.
  • Confer with technical and supervisory personnel to report or resolve conditions affecting biofuels plant safety, operational efficiency, and product quality.
  • Review logs, datasheets, or reports to ensure adequate production levels or to identify abnormalities with biofuels production equipment or processes.
  • Monitor meters, flow gauges, or other real-time data to ensure proper operation of biofuels production equipment, implementing corrective measures as needed.
  • Adjust temperature, pressure, vacuum, level, flow rate, or transfer of biofuels to maintain processes at required levels.
  • Provide training to subordinate or new employees to improve biofuels plant safety or increase the production of biofuels.
  • Shut down and restart biofuels plant or equipment in emergency situations or for equipment maintenance, repairs, or replacements.
  • 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.
  • Approve proposals for the acquisition, replacement, or repair of biofuels processing equipment or the implementation of new production processes.
  • Prepare and manage biofuels plant or unit budgets.
  • Conduct cost, material, and efficiency studies for biofuels production plants or operations.
Work Context
  • Electronic Mail — 100% responded "Every day".
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 93% responded "Every day".
  • Telephone — 97% responded "Every day".
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 86% responded "Very high responsibility".
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 77% responded "Extremely important".
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 81% responded "Very high responsibility".
  • Contact With Others — 71% responded "Constant contact with others".
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Work Activities
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
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Detailed Work Activities
  • Train employees on environmental awareness, conservation, or safety topics.
  • Conduct employee training programs.
  • Supervise workers performing environmentally sustainable activities.
  • Evaluate green operations or programs for compliance with standards or regulations.
  • Evaluate quality of materials or products.
  • Communicate green energy production information.
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Knowledge

Production and Processing
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Administration and Management
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Mechanical
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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Skills

Reading Comprehension
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Management of Personnel Resources
  • Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Critical Thinking
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring
  • Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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Abilities

Oral Comprehension
  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Speech Clarity
  • The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
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Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Social Orientation
  • Self Control
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Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Document management software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat Hot Technology
Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Hot Technology
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology
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Education

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