Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology & Product Development Managers

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Analytical Research Program Manager, Biodiesel Division Manager, Laboratory Manager (Lab Manager), Project Development Director

What they do:
Define, plan, or execute biofuels/biodiesel research programs that evaluate alternative feedstock and process technologies with near-term commercial potential.
On the job, you would:
  • Design or conduct applied biodiesel or biofuels research projects on topics, such as transport, thermodynamics, mixing, filtration, distillation, fermentation, extraction, and separation.
  • Analyze data from biofuels studies, such as fluid dynamics, water treatments, or solvent extraction and recovery processes.
  • Prepare, or oversee the preparation of, experimental plans for biofuels research or development.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Math and Science

  • chemistry
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Engineering and Technology

  • product and service development
  • computers and electronics

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills

Basic Skills

  • reading work related information
  • talking to others

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilities

Verbal

  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Math

  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Attention

  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Object or component oriented development software

  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services SSRS Hot Technology
  • Perl Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Microsoft Dynamics Hot Technology
  • SAP software Hot Technology

Education

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

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