Skip navigation

Biofuels Production Managers

Also called: Lead Operator, Operations Manager, Plant Manager, Production Manager

What they do:
Manage biofuels production and plant operations. Collect and process information on plant production and performance, diagnose problems, and design corrective procedures.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.


Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
  • management
  • human resources (HR)
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • product and service development
Math and Science
  • chemistry


Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Resource Management
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job
  • managing your time and the time of other people


  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Industrial control software
  • Distributed control systems DCS software
  • Human machine interface HMI software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
some college
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Find Training Find Certifications

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
per year, on average
Check out my state Find Jobs

Explore More

You might like a career in one of these industries:
See more details at O*NET OnLine about biofuels production managers.