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Biodiesel Operator

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Location: Fairmont, MN

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Job Description


 The purpose of this job is to assist the performance of

Biodiesel operational functions, while manufacturing biodiesel, in order to

benefit internal and external customers of Renewable Energy Group (REG).   This position is divided into specific

rotating job responsibilities to include console operations and outside

operations.  All technicians are subject

to rotation and are expected to be able to perform all job tasks. 


Safety, Loss Control & Environmental responsibilities

include the following:


the proper PPE to accomplish the job tasks


aware, and making management aware of potentially hazardous conditions


and correcting noticeable odors, leaks or visible emissions

 Learn to operate the Biodiesel master computer system. This

includes operations of the main master control, process production system along

with recording data and generating system reports on a timely basis.

 Assist in load out and receiving functions, which include

preparing trucks and rail cars for shipment and loading products (oil, process

ingredients, and process chemicals) by rail and truck.

 Learn to perform various quality control functions: for oil,

biodiesel, glycerine, fatty acid, and water, visual inspection of all types of

inventory, measuring physical inventory on a periodic basis, and operation of

lab equipment including centrifuge and filtering equipment.

 Be able to operate forklift and rail road equipment.

 Learn to manufacture, package, and load specialty oil

products and properly document work completed.

 Perform weekly and monthly checklist of the rotating

equipment and the fixed safety equipment such as fire monitors, fire

extinguishers and hoses.

Keep an open line of communication between inside and

outside operating personnel and advise supervision of all abnormalities.

 Monitor operating equipment (pumps, valves,

pressure/temperature readings, fans and chemical treatment systems) designed to

control the variables of the water treatment systems.

 Monitor operating equipment in the Biodiesel area

 Prepare equipment for mechanical repairs, clear,

lockout/tagout and render assistance

 Perform minor mechanical repairs

 Manage hazardous waste as defined in 40 CFR Par 261.3

 Follow all safety guidelines regulated by REG, OSHA, or

other regulatory agencies. 

 Learn and assist with general facility maintenance and

housekeeping, including equipment inspection and monitoring throughout the



Education required:

High school diploma or


Experience required:

6-12 months

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) is looking for a Biodiesel
Operator to join our team that is leading the way in a thriving industry!


REG is a leading provider of cleaner, lower carbon
intensity products and services. We are an international producer of
biomass-based diesel, a developer of renewable chemicals and are North
America’s largest producer of advanced biofuel. REG utilizes an integrated
procurement, distribution, and logistics network to convert natural fats, oils,
greases, and sugars into lower carbon intensity products.


You will have the opportunity to make a real impact by joining
a growing team that contributes to REG in the following areas:



Don’t miss this opportunity
to take the next step in your career with a company that has the necessary
resources and opportunities to succeed. 
general work

experience preferred. Previous chemical processing or related experience


Skills required:

General knowledge of computers,

basic mechanical and electrical skills, and attention to detail.

Job Requirements