Biofuels Production Managers


Overview

Biofuels Production Managers

Introduction

Biofuels production managers manage power plants that produce biofuel, such as ethanol or biodiesel. Biofuels are created from organic materials and are used in place of fossil fuels to power vehicles and generate heat. Production managers oversee the production operations and production staff, making sure that equipment and production processes follow safety rules. They also ensure operation efficiency and product quality. There were approximately 181,310 industrial production managers employed in the United States in May 2018, acc...

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Median Salary

$103,380

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Apprenticeship


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Skills

Interpersonal


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Personality Traits

Organized

Earnings

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in May 2018, industrial production managers earned median annual incomes of $103,380, with the bottom 10 percent bringing home $63,470 or less, and the top 10 percent earning $172,150 or more. Biofuels production managers may also be employed as plant managers. Payscale.com reported the average salary for plant managers in manufacturing plants was $70,...

Work Environment

Biofuels production managers work indoors in manufacturing facilities and plants, as well as in offices. They were protective equipment, such as safety goggles, helmet, and steel toe work boots, when working in biofuels production areas. 

Most production managers work full time at 40 hours per week, with hours extended to meet deadlines as needed. They may work during business hours duri...

Outlook

Biofuels production managers will continue to have employment opportunities due to government mandates for renewable energy usage. For instance, the Renewable Fuel Standard program, enacted in the United States in 2007, requires energy companies to use biofuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on foreign oil imports.

Employment of industrial production managers will show...

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