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A biofuels production manager is responsible for overseeing the manufacture of biofuels, including facility management, budget implementation, and quality assurance controls. The job entails the ability to work well with others, as well as the ability to supervise and manage people throughout the biofuel manufacturing process.
In the wake of growing interest in a green economy and the rejection of fossil fuels, new “green” occupations are growing. Biofuels are alternative fuels extracted from plants, or treated municipal and industrial waste, also referred to as biomass.
A biofuel production manager is responsible for the production of alternative fuels or biofuels, and has both an overall and detailed knowledge of the production process. He or she is responsible for making sure production is conducted properly in order to guarantee the health and welfare of employees and the environment.
Duties of a biofuel production manager:
Biofuel production managers are employed in manufacturing industries, including fabricated metal product, transportation equipment, and computer and electronic product manufacturing. Production managers work in all parts of the country, but jobs are most plentiful in areas where manufacturing is concentrated.
Applicants with experience in production occupations, along with a college degree in industrial engineering, chemistry, environmental science, management, or business administration (particularly those with an undergraduate engineering degree and a master's degree in business administration or industrial management), will enjoy the best job prospects. Employers also are likely to seek candidates who have excellent communication skills and related work experience and who are personable, flexible, and eager to enhance their knowledge and skills through ongoing training.