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Your job is to Calculate, measure, load, mix, and process refined feedstock with additives in fermentation or reaction process vessels and monitor production process. Perform, and keep records of, plant maintenance, repairs, and safety inspections.
Common job titles of Biofuels Processing Technicians include:
Experience and Education
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
71.18% said they needed a High School Diploma.
18.07% said they needed a Post-Secondary Certificate.
Collect biofuels samples and perform routine laboratory tests or analyses to assess biofuels quality.
Monitor stored biofuels products or secondary by-products until reused or transferred to users.
Assess the quality of biofuels additives for reprocessing.
Preprocess feedstock in preparation for physical, chemical, or biological fuel production processes.
Operate valves, pumps, engines, or generators to control and adjust biofuels production.
Clean biofuels processing work area, ensuring compliance with safety regulations.
Inspect biofuels plant or processing equipment regularly, recording or reporting damage and mechanical problems.
Monitor and record biofuels processing data.
Monitor batch, continuous flow, or hybrid biofuels production processes.
Monitor and record flow meter performance.
Operate chemical processing equipment for the production of biofuels.
Operate equipment, such as a centrifuge, to extract biofuels products and secondary by-products or reusable fractions.
Process refined feedstock with additives in fermentation or reaction process vessels.
Calculate, measure, load, or mix refined feedstock used in biofuels production.
Measure and monitor raw biofuels feedstock.
Coordinate raw product sourcing or collection.
Perform routine maintenance on mechanical, electrical, or electronic equipment or instruments used in the processing of biofuels.
Rebuild, repair, or replace biofuels processing equipment components.
Calibrate liquid flow devices and meters, including fuel, chemical, and water meters.
Wheeled front end loaders
Throttle control valves TCV
Temperature sensorsAll Tools
Skid steer loaders
Self-contained breathing apparatus
Reverse osmosis equipment
Protective ear plugs
Pneumatic conveyor systems
Phillips head screwdrivers
Infrared temperature guns
High vacuum evaporation systems
High pressure liquid chromatograph HPLC equipment
Hazardous material spill kits
Hand sampling pumps
Halogen moisture balances
Gravity convection ovens
Glass graduated cylinders
Gate butterfly valves
Gas chromatographs GC
Flow control valves FCV
Fermentation processing vessels
Fall protection harnesses
Emissions monitoring systems
Emergency alarm systems
Electric timing devices
Dust and particulate respirators
Binocular light compound microscopes
Belt conveyor systems
Air monitoring equipment
Adjustable widemouth pliers
Adjustable hand wrenches
Computerized maintenance management system CMMS
Data visualization software
Digital control systems DCS
Human machine interface HMI software
Inventory control software
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Operation and Control
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Quality Control Analysis
Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Teaching others how to do something.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Production and Processing
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Public Safety and Security
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.