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Biofuels Processing Technicians
Washington

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Calculate, measure, load, mix, and process refined feedstock with additives in fermentation or reaction process vessels and monitor production process. Perform, and keep records of, plant maintenance, repairs, and safety inspections.

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Currently Employed: 270

Projected Annual Job Openings: 30

Typical Hourly Wage: $30.18 - $36.71

Typical Annual Salary: $62,800 - $76,400

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Monitor batch, continuous flow, or hybrid biofuels production processes.
  • Operate valves, pumps, engines, or generators to control and adjust biofuels production.
  • Monitor and record biofuels processing data.
  • Collect biofuels samples and perform routine laboratory tests or analyses to assess biofuels quality.
  • Operate equipment, such as a centrifuge, to extract biofuels products and secondary by-products or reusable fractions.
  • Process refined feedstock with additives in fermentation or reaction process vessels.
  • Operate chemical processing equipment for the production of biofuels.
  • Monitor and record flow meter performance.
  • Inspect biofuels plant or processing equipment regularly, recording or reporting damage and mechanical problems.
  • Measure and monitor raw biofuels feedstock.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Air samplers or collectors
  • Control valves
  • Distillation pipings or columns or fittings
  • Screwdrivers
  • Titration equipment

Technology:
  • Facilities management software
  • Industrial control software
  • Inventory management software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software