Occupation information for Biofuels Processing Technicians Washington


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: 230

Projected Annual Job Openings: 20

Typical Hourly Wage: $32.76 - $42.30

Typical Annual Salary: $68,140 - $87,970

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: No work experience

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: 1 to 12 months 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
  • Air samplers or collectors
  • Control valves
  • Distillation pipings or columns or fittings
  • Screwdrivers
  • Titration equipment

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Business intelligence and data analysis software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Industrial control software
  • Object or component oriented development software