Biofuels Production Managers

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About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • 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
  • Cellulosic Ethanol Production Plant Manager
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What They Do

  • 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.
  • Adjust temperature, pressure, vacuum, level, flow rate, or transfer of biofuels to maintain processes at required levels.
  • Monitor meters, flow gauges, or other real-time data to ensure proper operation of biofuels production equipment, implementing corrective measures as needed.
  • 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.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: ECR.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Enterprising interests, but also prefer Conventional and Realistic environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Working Conditions, but also value Achievement and Recognition in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • 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.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • 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.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • 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.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Education Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Wages

In 2018, the average annual wage in Kansas City, MO-KS was $106,100 with most people making between $60,660 and $155,290

Outlook

6.76%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 740 people in Kansas City, MO-KS. It is projected that there will be - employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 50 openings due to growth and about 210 replacement openings for approximately 260 total annual openings.



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