Career Details for Biofuels Processing Technicians

Biofuels Processing Technicians

Also called:

Biofuels Processing Technician, Ethanol Operator, Operator, Process Operator

What they do:

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.

On the job, you would:

  • 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.

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Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products

Engineering and Technology

  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Safety and Government

  • public safety and security

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Basic Skills

  • reading work related information
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements


  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Hand and Finger Use

  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady


  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time

Controlled Movement

  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Concern for Others


You might use software like this on the job:

Industrial control software

  • Digital control systems DCS
  • Human machine interface HMI software

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel

Facilities management software

  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS


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high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school usually needed

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New job opportunities are very likely in the future.


per year, on average

This career is part of the green economy!

This career is part of the green economy.


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