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Biodiesel Operator, Loader

Hoquiam, Washington


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Biodiesel Operator, Loader

Hoquiam, Washington


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Operates and monitors company plants and facilities, typically Upstream facilities after primary separation and processing (such as gas and co-gen plants) and Downstream & Chemical refineries and plants.  Monitors process variables, troubleshoots and performs interventions to maintain operating performance.       

Performs routine assignments under general supervision.  Gaining knowledge of work procedures and practices. Ensures that quality product is shipped and received from the facility in the most efficient manner.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for verifying product quality before the product leaves and reaches the customer

  • Maintain a BQ-9000-compliant shipping and receiving system complete with appropriate documentation and work instructions

  • Plan and schedule biodiesel load-out functions to meet customer demands in the most efficient manner while maintaining product quality

  • Inventory and purchase products as needed

  • Monitor and continually improve quality control in all aspects of biodiesel plant shipping and receiving operations

  • Acquire, label and store retained product samples

  • Visually inspect retained samples for product quality before releasing the shipment

  • Inspect and test the quality of incoming raw material shipments prior to their release for use in the plant; follow established testing procedures and accurately report the results.

  • Perform load-out functions and train plant operators on the safe performance of load-out functions

  • Preparing railcars and trucks for shipment (rinsing, washing, “squeegeeing”, andsandblasting).

  • Safely loading products for shipment into railcars and trucks

  • Inspecting products for quality indicators while loading

  • Sample loaded product as necessary for retention and quality purposes

  • For each shipped, received, or produced item, fill out the appropriate paperwork to ensure correct inventories are maintained and forward said paperwork to required parties while keeping copies of the paperwork for on-site filing

  • Perform general facility maintenance and housekeeping at the load-out facilities

  • Help to verify load-out instrumentation to ensure its proper function

  • Generate daily shipment reports

  • Follow all safety regulations for any work area, and encourage others to do the same

  • Follow all safety guidelines regulated by REG, OSHA, or other regulatory agencies

  • Assist with manufacturing, packaging, and load-out of specialty oil products

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • High school education or equivalent.

  • 5 years experience in load-out operations. Several years of experience in shipping and receiving.

  • Basic computer skills, accounting skills, good written and oral communication, and organizational skills. Forklift Operator Certificate.

  • Ability to operate plant computer systems

  • Ability to operate a forklift, locomotive, pallet jack, pallet wrapper, and rail switches

  • Working knowledge of soy oil and biodiesel processing as well as BQ-9000 requirements

  • Knowledge of arithmetic and its application

  • Ability to distinguish colors

  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing

  • Ability to work independently, or as part of a team

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines

  • Be available for work and overtime as required

  • Provide personal contact information to customers on an as-needed basis for official business purposes

Physical Considerations:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. This job requires mental alertness at all times to assure safety and accuracy in all functions. There is stress related to meeting production deadlines.

  • Standing Continuous (67% to 100%)

  • Sitting Occasional (1% to 33%)

  • Walking Continuous (67% to 100%)

  • Bending/Stooping Occasional (1% to 33%)

  • Reaching above the shoulders frequently (34% to 66%)

  • Kneeling Occasional (1% to 33%)

  • Pushing/Pulling Frequent (34% to 66%)

  • Climbing Occasional (1% to 33%)

  • Weight carried, lifted, or moved – 1-100 lbs. unassisted (frequent) – 100-250 lbs. assisted. The maneuver of up to 600 lbs. with a handcart.

  • Repetitive hand movements consist of firm grasping with the right and/or left hand. Fine manipulation – (computer).

This job also requires the following: working at heights, being around moving machinery and vehicles, driving automotive equipment, and wearing personal protective equipment (respiratory protective equipment, mask, face shield, hard hat, gloves, acid/base resistant clothing, ability to lift at least 75lbs. Goggles, safety glasses, earplugs, etc.) and ability to tolerate an extended period of physical effort.


Exposures may include methanol, sodium methylate, soybean oil, hydrochloric acid, caustic soda, methyl esters, fatty acid, glycerin, surfactants, dyes, scents, dust, water, dirt, weather, temperature extremes, and medium to high noise levels.

Working Conditions

This position requires some flexibility in working hours to assure effective product shipment. The employee will have the ability to move freely throughout the facilities in order to direct and conduct a variety of activities. The employee will be subject to continuous exposure to marked changes in temperature, humidity, soybean meal, oil, dust, and high noise levels. This position requires frequent exposure to chemicals and hazardous materials.

Required Training

1. Orientation
2. Customer Focus

3. Safety

4. External/Internal Training

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. They will be required to follow any other instructions and perform any other duties requested by their supervisor.

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  • The compensation and reference to benefits for this role is listed on this posting in compliance with applicable law. Please note that the compensation and benefits listed below are only applicable for U.S. payroll offers.

  • The anticipated hourly wage for this position is $23.69. The selected candidate’s compensation will be determined based on their skills, experience, and qualifications.

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