Biofuels Production Managers

Business Management & Administration > Operations Management

Projected Growth: Little or no change

13800+
Projected Job Openings

Considerable Preparation Needed

Job Description

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.

Tasks

    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.

Tools

Throttle control valves TCV

Stop valves

Self-contained breathing apparatus

Sample ports

Reaction flasks

pH probes

Personal computers

All Tools

Mole sieves

Moisture analyzers

Mobile radios

Hazardous material spill kits

Hand sampling pumps

Gravity convection ovens

Glass graduated cylinders

Gate butterfly valves

Forklifts

Flow control valves FCV

Fermentation processing vessels

Emergency alarm systems

Electric timing devices

Dust and particulate respirators

Desktop computers

Belt conveyor systems

Ball valves

Air monitoring equipment

Technologies

Computerized maintenance management system CMMS

Distributed control system DCS

Employee scheduling software

Human machine interface HMI software

Inventory control software

Skills

Critical Thinking

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.

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Active Listening

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

Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Speaking

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Coordination

Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Writing

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.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Learning Strategies

Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Social Perceptiveness

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.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Instructing

Teaching others how to do something.

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people.

Systems Analysis

Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Persuasion

Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Operation and Control

Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

Mathematics

Using mathematics to solve problems.

Science

Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Negotiation

Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

Operation Monitoring

Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Systems Evaluation

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.

Abilities

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

TEST Your output This field is empty or does not exist This field is empty or does not exist

Occupation Sections

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.

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.

Chemistry

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.

Mathematics

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.

Physics

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.

Clerical

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.

English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Design

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.

Real People, Real Stories


Would you look at that! Unfortunately, we don't seem to have any real life stories related to Biofuels Production Managers.

Perhaps you'd like to be the first? If so, let's talk about featuring your story!