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11-3051.03 - Biofuels Production Managers

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

This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Education  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Values  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings  |  Additional Information

Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Manage operations at biofuels power generation facilities, including production, shipping, maintenance, or quality assurance activities. Green Task Statement
  • Adjust temperature, pressure, vacuum, level, flow rate, or transfer of biofuels to maintain processes at required levels. Green Task Statement
  • Approve proposals for the acquisition, replacement, or repair of biofuels processing equipment or the implementation of new production processes. Green Task Statement
  • Conduct cost, material, and efficiency studies for biofuels production plants or operations. Green Task Statement
  • Monitor meters, flow gauges, or other real-time data to ensure proper operation of biofuels production equipment, implementing corrective measures as needed. Green Task Statement
  • Prepare and manage biofuels plant or unit budgets. Green Task Statement
  • Review logs, datasheets, or reports to ensure adequate production levels or to identify abnormalities with biofuels production equipment or processes. Green Task Statement
  • Shut down and restart biofuels plant or equipment in emergency situations or for equipment maintenance, repairs, or replacements. Green Task Statement
  • Supervise production employees in the manufacturing of biofuels, such as biodiesel or ethanol. Green Task Statement
  • Confer with technical and supervisory personnel to report or resolve conditions affecting biofuels plant safety, operational efficiency, and product quality. Green Task Statement
  • Draw samples of biofuels products or secondary by-products for quality control testing. Green Task Statement
  • Monitor transportation and storage of flammable or other potentially dangerous feedstocks or products to ensure adherence to safety guidelines. Green Task Statement
  • Provide direction to employees to ensure compliance with biofuels plant safety, environmental, or operational standards and regulations. Green Task Statement
  • Provide training to subordinate or new employees to improve biofuels plant safety or increase the production of biofuels. Green Task Statement

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Belt conveyors — Belt conveyor systems
Clock timers — Electric timing devices
Control valves — Flow control valves FCV; Throttle control valves TCV
Forklifts
Globe valves — Stop valves
Laboratory mechanical convection ovens — Gravity convection ovens
Respirators — Dust and particulate respirators
Standard fermentation units — Fermentation processing vessels
Test sieves — Mole sieves
Two way radios — Mobile radios

Technology used in this occupation:

Calendar and scheduling software — Employee scheduling software
Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD software
Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook
Facilities management software — Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software
Industrial control software — Distributed control systems DCS software; Human machine interface HMI software
Internet browser software — Web browser software
Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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Education

This occupation may require a background in the following science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational disciplines:

Life Sciences — Biotechnology

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100   Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
78   Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
50   Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
39   Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
17   Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
83   Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
78   Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
78   Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
72   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
56   Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
56   Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Industrial Production Managers.
Employment data collected from Industrial Production Managers.
Industry data collected from Industrial Production Managers.

Median wages (2013) $43.65 hourly, $90,790 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 173,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Decline (-3% or lower) Decline (-3% or lower)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 31,400
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Manufacturing (76% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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Job Openings on the Web

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