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Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers

Define, plan, or execute biofuels/biodiesel research programs that evaluate alternative feedstock and process technologies with near-term commercial potential.   (O'Net 11-9041.01)

 
Reported job titles:   Analytical Research Program Manager, Biodiesel Division Manager, Biodiesel Engineering Manager, Biodiesel Product Development Manager, Biodiesel Product Manager, Biodiesel Technology Development Manager   (view all job titles)
 
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 40.46   $ 46.65   $ 57.09   $ 71.86   $ 90.29   $ 61.38  
    Yearly $84,160   $97,030   $118,760   $149,470   $187,810   $127,660  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 39.69   $ 48.54   $ 58.99   $ 73.52   $ 92.79   $ 63.48  
    Yearly $82,560   $100,960   $122,690   $152,930   $192,990   $132,040  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 41.44   $ 45.27   $ 54.28   $ 72.92   $ 89.24   $ 58.94  
    Yearly $86,180   $94,150   $112,910   $151,680   $185,620   $122,600  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 40.69   $ 44.30   $ 50.89   $ 59.85   $ 76.16   $ 53.67  
    Yearly $84,640   $92,150   $105,850   $124,480   $158,420   $111,630  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 382 347 -1.0% 12
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


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    for Architectural and Engineering Managers which includes:
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Architectural, engineering, and related services 25.1%
    Computer and electronic product manufacturing 12.8%
    Transportation equipment manufacturing 7.0%
    Machinery manufacturing 5.2%
    Management of companies and enterprises 5.1%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


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  • Conduct research to breed or develop energy crops with improved biomass yield, environmental adaptability, pest resistance, production efficiency, bioprocessing characteristics, or reduced environmental impacts.
     
  • Oversee biodiesel/biofuels prototyping or development projects.
     
  • Propose new biofuels products, processes, technologies or applications based on findings from applied biofuels or biomass research projects.
     
  • Analyze data from biofuels studies, such as fluid dynamics, water treatments, or solvent extraction and recovery processes.
     
  • Conduct experiments on biomass or pretreatment technologies.
     
  • Conduct experiments to test new or alternate feedstock fermentation processes.
     
  • Design chemical conversion processes, such as etherification, esterification, interesterification, transesterification, distillation, hydrogenation, oxidation or reduction of fats and oils, and vegetable oil refining.
     
  • Design or conduct applied biodiesel or biofuels research projects on topics such as transport, thermodynamics, mixing, filtration, distillation, fermentation, extraction, and separation.
     
  • Design or execute solvent or product recovery experiments in laboratory or field settings.
     
  • Develop methods to estimate the efficiency of biomass pretreatments.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers  updated June 2009
     


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  • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers  updated July 2013
     


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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Agricultural Engineering.
     
    • Biochemical Engineering. (NEW)
     
    • Biological/Biosystems Engineering. (NEW)
     
    • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. (NEW)
     
    • Chemical Engineering.
     
    • Engineering Science.
     
    • Materials Engineering.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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