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Biodiesel Operator

Newton, Iowa


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Biodiesel Operator

Newton, Iowa


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Chevron Renewable Energies Group is accepting online applications for the position of Biodiesel Operator near Newton, Iowa, US.

This position assists in manufacturing biodiesel. Requires flexibility in job responsibilities to support various aspects of operations. All technicians are expected to be able to perform all job tasks.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Support our vision zero policy to eliminate any recordable incidents or injuries
  • Safety, loss control & environmental responsibilities include:
  • Utilizing the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to accomplish the job tasks
  • Being aware and making management aware of potentially hazardous conditions
  • Locating and correcting noticeable odors, leaks or visible emissions
  • Prepare equipment for mechanical repairs, clear, lockout/tagout and assist with repairs as needed
  • Manage hazardous waste
  • 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 facility
  • Maintain clean work environment in all areas of the process

Biodiesel System Operations 

  • Follow standard safety, operational, and quality procedures
  • Assist in load out and receiving functions, which include preparing trucks and rail cars for shipment and loading products (oils and fats, process ingredients, and process chemicals)
  • Learn to manufacture and load specialty oil products and properly document work completed
  • Monitor operating equipment (pumps, valves, pressure/temperature readings, fans and chemical treatment systems) designed to control the variables of the water treatment systems
  • Assist with weekly and monthly inspections of the rotating equipment and safety equipment such as fire monitors, fire extinguishers and hoses
  • Keep an open line of communication between inside and outside operating personnel and report all abnormalities
  • Operate forklift and rail equipment
  • Learn how to read drawings and piping & instrumentation diagrams (P&ID).
  • Learn to operate the biodiesel master control system. This includes operations of the main master control, process production system, along with recording data and generating system reports on a timely basis
  • Perform minor mechanical repairs

Quality Control 

  • Learn to perform various quality control functions for: oil, biodiesel, glycerin, recovered fatty acid, and water
  • Perform visual inspection of all types of inventory and measuring physical inventory on a periodic basis, which may involve working at heights
  • Operation of lab equipment to ensure sample quality

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • General knowledge of computers, basic mechanical and electrical skills, and attention to detail.

  • Valid Driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6-12 months general work experience preferred. Previous chemical processing or related experience preferred.

Relocation benefits won't be considered.

International assignments won't be considered.

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