Biofuels Processing Technicians
On the Job
Biofuels Processing Technicians are involved in producing biofuels, such as ethanol or biodiesel. Their job involves calculating, mixing, or processing refined feedstock (such as corn). They monitor the production process, and operate large equipment that processes chemicals.
This career requires physical strength.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Monitor biofuel production operations.
- Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs.
- Record operational or production data.
- Calculate specific material, equipment, or labor requirements for production.
- Operate biomass or biofuel production equipment.
- Operate pumping systems or equipment.
- Inspect sustainable energy production facilities or equipment.
- Clean work areas.
- Load materials into production equipment.
- Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of water, cleaning solutions, or other liquids.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Exposure to hazardous conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- A work pace that is determined by the speed of equipment.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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