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Biofuels Processing Technicians - 51-8099.01

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Biofuels Processing Technician
  • Board Operator
  • Chemical Operator
  • Ethanol Operator
  • Mash Preparatory Operator
  • Process Operator
  • Process Technician
  • Production Operator

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Assess the quality of biofuels additives for reprocessing.
  • Calculate, measure, load, or mix refined feedstock used in biofuels production.
  • Calibrate liquid flow devices and meters, including fuel, chemical, and water meters.
  • Clean biofuels processing work area, ensuring compliance with safety regulations.
  • Collect biofuels samples and perform routine laboratory tests or analyses to assess biofuels quality.
  • Coordinate raw product sourcing or collection.
  • Inspect biofuels plant or processing equipment regularly, recording or reporting damage and mechanical problems.
  • Measure and monitor raw biofuels feedstock.
  • Monitor and record biofuels processing data.
  • Monitor and record flow meter performance.
  • Monitor batch, continuous flow, or hybrid biofuels production processes.
  • Monitor stored biofuels products or secondary by-products until reused or transferred to users.
  • Operate chemical processing equipment for the production of biofuels.
  • Operate equipment, such as a centrifuge, to extract biofuels products and secondary by-products or reusable fractions.
  • Operate valves, pumps, engines, or generators to control and adjust biofuels production.
  • Perform routine maintenance on mechanical, electrical, or electronic equipment or instruments used in the processing of biofuels.
  • Preprocess feedstock in preparation for physical, chemical, or biological fuel production processes.
  • Process refined feedstock with additives in fermentation or reaction process vessels.
  • Rebuild, repair, or replace biofuels processing equipment components.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of water, cleaning solutions, or other liquids.
  • Calculate specific material, equipment, or labor requirements for production.
  • Clean work areas.
  • Collect samples of materials or products for testing.
  • Direct operational or production activities.
  • Evaluate quality of materials or products.
  • Inspect sustainable energy production facilities or equipment.
  • Load materials into production equipment.
  • Maintain sustainable energy production equipment.
  • Measure ingredients or substances to be used in production processes.
  • Measure stock or liquid levels in sustainable fuel production systems.
  • Monitor biofuel production operations.
  • Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs.
  • Operate biomass or biofuel production equipment.
  • Operate pumping systems or equipment.
  • Prepare biological feedstock for physical, chemical, or biological processing.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Replace worn equipment components.

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