Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers

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About the Job

Define, plan, or execute biofuels/biodiesel research programs that evaluate alternative feedstock and process technologies with near-term commercial potential.

It is also Called

  • Analytical Research Program Manager
  • Biodiesel Division Manager
  • Biodiesel Engineering Manager
  • Biodiesel Product Development Manager
  • Biodiesel Product Manager
  • Biodiesel Technology Development Manager
  • Biodiesel Technology Manager
  • Biofuels Engineering Manager
  • Biofuels Manager
  • Biofuels Product Development Manager
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What They Do

  • Design or conduct applied biodiesel or biofuels research projects on topics such as transport, thermodynamics, mixing, filtration, distillation, fermentation, extraction, and separation.
  • Analyze data from biofuels studies, such as fluid dynamics, water treatments, or solvent extraction and recovery processes.
  • Prepare, or oversee the preparation of, experimental plans for biofuels research or development.
  • Provide technical or scientific guidance to technical staff in the conduct of biofuels research or development.
  • Propose new biofuels products, processes, technologies or applications based on findings from applied biofuels or biomass research projects.
  • Conduct experiments on biomass or pretreatment technologies.
  • Prepare biofuels research and development reports for senior management or technical professionals.
  • Develop lab scale models of industrial scale processes, such as fermentation.
  • Oversee biodiesel/biofuels prototyping or development projects.
  • Develop methods to estimate the efficiency of biomass pretreatments.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: EI.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Enterprising interests, but also prefer Investigative environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Achievement, but also value Working Conditions and Independence in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Education Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in Ohio was $133,070 with most people making between $86,720 and $188,310

Outlook

0.20%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 6,900 people in Ohio. It is projected that there will be 7,040 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 14 openings due to growth and about 216 replacement openings for approximately 230 total annual openings.