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Biofuels Production Managers

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

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • 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.

    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.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    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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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 103130/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 49.58/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 11,830
    • Yearly Projected Openings 870

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Leadership
    • Initiative
    • Integrity
    • Analytical Thinking

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