What is a Biofuels Production Manager?

In the wake of growing interest in a green economy and the rejection of fossil fuels, new “green” occupations are growing. Biofuels are alternative fuels extracted from plants, or treated municipal and industrial waste, also referred to as biomass.

A biofuels production manager is responsible for overseeing the manufacture of biofuels, including facility management, budget implementation, and quality assurance controls.

What does a Biofuels Production Manager do?

A biofuel production manager is responsible for the production of alternative fuels or biofuels, and has both an overall and detailed knowledge of the production process. He or she is responsible for making sure production is conducted properly in order to guarantee the health and welfare of employees and the environment.

Two hands cupped together holding biofuel pellets.

Duties of a biofuel production manager:

  • managing operations at biofuels power generation facilities, including production, shipping, maintenance, or quality assurance activities
  • supervising production employees in the manufacturing of biofuels, such as biodiesel or ethanol
  • conducting cost, material, and efficiency studies for biofuels production plants or operations
  • engaging in data analysis of production levels while tracking effective and ineffective safety procedures
  • drawing samples of biofuels products or secondary by-products for quality control testing
  • preparing and manage biofuels plant or unit budgets
  • providing training to subordinate or new employees to improve biofuels plant safety or to increase the production of biofuels
  • providing daily and weekly reports to superiors
  • gathering information and analyzing personnel performance and factory production
  • considering and applying available information to solve problems as they occur and prevent problems from occurring
  • adjusting temperature, pressure, vacuum, level, flow rate, or transfer of biofuels to maintain processes at required levels
  • approving proposals for the acquisition, replacement, or repair of biofuels processing equipment or the implementation of new production processes

Are you suited to be a biofuels production manager?

Biofuels production managers have distinct personalities. They tend to be enterprising individuals, which means they’re adventurous, ambitious, assertive, extroverted, energetic, enthusiastic, confident, and optimistic. They are dominant, persuasive, and motivational. Some of them are also conventional, meaning they’re conscientious and conservative.

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What is the workplace of a Biofuels Production Manager like?

Biofuel production managers are employed in manufacturing industries, including fabricated metal product, transportation equipment, and computer and electronic product manufacturing.

Production managers work in all parts of the country, but jobs are most plentiful in areas where manufacturing is concentrated.

Biofuels Production Managers are also known as:
Biodiesel Production Manager Biodiesel Plant Production Manager Biofuels Operations Manager Biofuels Production and Plant Manager Biofuel Production Manager