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Biodiesel Operator

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. • Fairmont, MN

Posted 9 days ago

Job Snapshot

Agriculture, Biotechnology, Chemical
Biotech, General Labor, Manufacturing

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:


  • Improve our nation’s energy security by safely producing and loading the highest quality biodiesel available

  • Sample and test our products through the production stages, ensuring we maintain our high quality standards

  • Contribute to our team in ensuring we continually improve all of our processes, from safety to quality to production


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 ID: reablegygr-08-1526
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