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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.

Knowledge

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

Skills

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

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Attention
  • 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

Personality

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

Technology

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

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

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$93,940
per year, on average
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