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 Biofuels Production Managers Go Back to List
Manage biofuels production and plant operations. Collect and process information on plant production and performance, diagnose problems, and design corrective procedures.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
  • Forklifts
  • Belt conveyors
  • Ball valves
  • Control valves
  • Globe valves
  •  Technology used in this occupation:
  • Industrial control software
  • Internet browser software
  • Facilities management software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  •  Tasks
  • Provide training to subordinate or new employees to improve biofuels plant safety or increase the production of biofuels.
  • Provide direction to employees to ensure compliance with biofuels plant safety, environmental, or operational standards and regulations.
  • 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.
  • Confer with technical and supervisory personnel to report or resolve conditions affecting biofuels plant safety, operational efficiency, and product quality.
  • Supervise production employees in the manufacturing of biofuels, such as biodiesel or ethanol.
  • Shut down and restart biofuels plant or equipment in emergency situations or for equipment maintenance, repairs, or replacements.
  • Review logs, datasheets, or reports to ensure adequate production levels or to identify abnormalities with biofuels production equipment or processes.
  • Prepare and manage biofuels plant or unit budgets.
  • Monitor meters, flow gauges, or other real-time data to ensure proper operation of biofuels production equipment, implementing corrective measures as needed.
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     Wage Information
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide Units $107,949 $51.90  $33.82  $38.47 - $59.71 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $125,043 $60.12  $36.14  $40.44 - $70.23 
    Danbury $117,253 $56.37  $35.80  $41.96 - $67.24 
    Hartford $99,250 $47.72  $34.98  $38.88 - $55.68 
    New Haven $100,594 $48.36  $31.70  $37.18 - $56.05 
    New London/Norwich $106,171 $51.04  $33.29  $38.21 - $58.92 
    Waterbury $103,938 $49.97  $30.80  $34.94 - $60.67 
    Torrington $121,194 $58.27  $32.39  $35.63 - $70.78 
    Danielson $95,219 $45.78  $28.84  $34.85 - $55.73 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2010 - 2020 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   87
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, but the number of annual openings will offer good or favorable job opportunities.
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