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Biofuels Production Managers

Manage biofuels production and plant operations. Collect and process information on plant production and performance, diagnose problems, and design corrective procedures.   (O'Net 11-3051.03)

 
Reported job titles:   Biodiesel Operations Manager, Biodiesel Plant Manager, Biodiesel Plant Operations Engineer, Biodiesel Plant Superintendent, Biofuels Operations Manager, Biofuels Plant Manager   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
    for Industrial Production Managers which includes:
                          - Quality Control Systems Managers
                          - Geothermal Production Managers
                          - Biofuels Production Managers
                          - Biomass Power Plant Managers
                          - Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators
                          - Hydroelectric Production Managers
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 28.57   $ 36.47   $ 49.81   $ 62.36   $ 86.01   $ 53.11  
    Yearly $59,420   $75,860   $103,600   $129,700   $178,900   $110,470  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 35.29   $ 48.82   $ 57.83   $ 76.31   $ 92.84   $ 61.98  
    Yearly $73,400   $101,550   $120,290   $158,720   $193,100   $128,920  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 26.86   $ 31.70   $ 41.49   $ 53.98   $ 70.31   $ 45.89  
    Yearly $55,880   $65,940   $86,290   $112,290   $146,240   $95,460  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 23.04   $ 29.95   $ 39.43   $ 48.91   $ 62.66   $ 42.24  
    Yearly $47,920   $62,300   $82,020   $101,720   $130,330   $87,860  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Industrial Production Managers which includes:
                                  - Quality Control Systems Managers
                                  - Geothermal Production Managers
                                  - Biofuels Production Managers
                                  - Biomass Power Plant Managers
                                  - Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators
                                  - Hydroelectric Production Managers
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 373 369 -0.1% 11
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Industrial Production Managers which includes:
                                - Quality Control Systems Managers
                                - Geothermal Production Managers
                                - Biofuels Production Managers
                                - Biomass Power Plant Managers
                                - Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators
                                - Hydroelectric Production Managers
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Fabricated metal product manufacturing 10.7%
    Transportation equipment manufacturing 10.1%
    Chemical manufacturing 7.7%
    Machinery manufacturing 7.7%
    Food manufacturing 6.9%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Biofuels Production Managers
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  • Manage operations at biofuels power generation facilities, including production, shipping, maintenance, or quality assurance activities.
     
  • Adjust temperature, pressure, vacuum, level, flow rate, or transfer of biofuels to maintain processes at required levels.
     
  • Approve proposals for the acquisition, replacement, or repair of biofuels processing equipment or the implementation of new production processes.
     
  • Conduct cost, material, and efficiency studies for biofuels production plants or operations.
     
  • Monitor meters, flow gauges, or other real-time data to ensure proper operation of biofuels production equipment, implementing corrective measures as needed.
     
  • Prepare and manage biofuels plant or unit budgets.
     
  • Review logs, datasheets, or reports to ensure adequate production levels or to identify abnormalities with biofuels production equipment or processes.
     
  • Shut down and restart biofuels plant or equipment in emergency situations or for equipment maintenance, repairs, or replacements.
     
  • Supervise production employees in the manufacturing of biofuels, such as biodiesel or ethanol.
     
  • Confer with technical and supervisory personnel to report or resolve conditions affecting biofuels plant safety, operational efficiency, and product quality.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Biofuels Production Managers  updated June 2009
     


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  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Biofuels Production Managers  updated July 2013
     


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    • Engineering/Industrial Management.
     
    • Industrial Engineering.
     
    • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
     
    • Operations Management and Supervision.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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