Biodiesel Operator II in DeForest, WI at REG

Date Posted: 1/13/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The purpose of this job is to assist in manufacturing biodiesel. This position requires flexibility in job responsibilities to support various aspects of operations. All technicians are expected to be able to perform all job tasks.

This position is 6PM to 6AM with a 3/2 rotation.


• Support our vision zero policy to eliminate any recordable incidents or injuries.
• Safety, loss control & environmental responsibilities include:
• Utilizing proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to accomplish all 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 a clean work environment in all areas of the process.

Biodiesel System Operations
• Follow standard safety, operational, and quality procedures.
• Operate the Biodiesel Distributed Control System (DCS) to optimize the production of biodiesel and co-products.
• Report on shift activities to the oncoming shift and plant team, via email and in person.
• Make recommendations on improving production efficiency.
• Oversee other plant operations to ensure all assigned tasks are completed on shift.
• 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).
• 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.

Perform other duties as assigned

Education required: High school diploma or equivalent.
Experience required: 6-12 months general work experience preferred. Previous chemical processing or related experience preferred.
Skills required: General knowledge of computers, basic mechanical and electrical skills, and attention to detail 

REG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.  


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