Projected Growth: Little or no change
Projected Job Openings
Considerable Preparation Needed
Your job is to Manage biofuels production and plant operations. Collect and process information on plant production and performance, diagnose problems, and design corrective procedures.
Common job titles of Biofuels Production Managers include:
Experience and Education
A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for this occupation. For example, a person in this occupation must complete four years of college and work for several years in industry to be considered qualified.
45.44% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.
19.13% said they needed a Some College Courses.
Review logs, datasheets, or reports to ensure adequate production levels or to identify abnormalities with biofuels production equipment or processes.
Provide direction to employees to ensure compliance with biofuels plant safety, environmental, or operational standards and regulations.
Supervise production employees in the manufacturing of biofuels, such as biodiesel or ethanol.
Confer with technical and supervisory personnel to report or resolve conditions affecting biofuels plant safety, operational efficiency, and product quality.
Monitor meters, flow gauges, or other real-time data to ensure proper operation of biofuels production equipment, implementing corrective measures as needed.
Manage operations at biofuels power generation facilities, including production, shipping, maintenance, or quality assurance activities.
Adjust temperature, pressure, vacuum, level, flow rate, or transfer of biofuels to maintain processes at required levels.
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.
Prepare and manage biofuels plant or unit budgets.
Approve proposals for the acquisition, replacement, or repair of biofuels processing equipment or the implementation of new production processes.
Conduct cost, material, and efficiency studies for biofuels production plants or operations.
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.
Throttle control valves TCV
Self-contained breathing apparatus
Personal computersAll Tools
Hazardous material spill kits
Hand sampling pumps
Gravity convection ovens
Glass graduated cylinders
Gate butterfly valves
Flow control valves FCV
Fermentation processing vessels
Emergency alarm systems
Electric timing devices
Dust and particulate respirators
Belt conveyor systems
Air monitoring equipment
Computerized maintenance management system CMMS
Distributed control system DCS
Employee scheduling software
Human machine interface HMI software
Inventory control software
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Management of Personnel Resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Teaching others how to do something.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Operation and Control
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Using mathematics to solve problems.
Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Management of Financial Resources
Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
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.
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Engineering and Technology
Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
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.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Personnel and Human Resources
Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
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.
Economics and Accounting
Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.