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W2Fuel LLC Production Technician in Adrian, Michigan

General Accountability:The employee will be part of a small, highly focused group that is responsible for the manufacturing of biodiesel. The scope of activities range from field tasks such as material handling, truck onloading offloading, tank farm management, control room operations, such as recipe management, process control process control testing, and troubleshooting.uEssential Responsibilities/Duties:/uulliMonitor all process operating parameters and utility infrastructure operations (i.e., chemicals batching, stocking consumables, pumping, etc.)/liliOperate all equipment associated with the biodiesel process: including reactors, distillation, separators, and drying systems./liliSafely manage loading and unloading of finished products and chemicals./liliMonitor and adjust operation using computerized and controlled systems to meet department requirements./liliProcess samples utilizing lab equipment to obtain and record values on a computer spreadsheet and collect samples for several process areas./liliInterfacing with computer terminals, and monitoring plant functions via computer and control rooms/liliMonitor various processing parameters and physically take readings from machinery in all parts of the plant regularly/liliAssess current operating conditions and make process adjustments as needed to maintain critical product specifications/liliCarry out all manufacturing operations, including large scale chemical reactions, distillation, centrifuging and vacuum-drying, as well as support activities such as operating boiler equipment, water treatment and filtration/liliOperate manual and automatic production equipment including pumps, valves, centrifuges, dryers and evaporators./liliMaintain safe and clean work environment and perform general housekeeping duties./liliFollow all safety guidelines regulated by W2Fuel LLC., OSHA, or other regulatory agencies./liliOther, as may be assigned from time to time./li/uluRequired Education and Essential Core Competencies:/uulliHigh School Diploma or GED equivalent/liliAbility to use and understand calculations, production rates and fluid inventories/liliAbility to follow directions and meet deadlines/liliAbility to perform task and duties without constant supervision/liliAbility to work in collaboration effectively and foster good teamwork/liliAbility to adapt and manage to change effectively/liliMust possess valid driverrsquo;s license or have other reliable transportation/liliPhysical presence at the facility is required during the substantial majority of the working time/li/uluPhysical Requirements:/uulliLifting Up to 75 pounds/liliFrequent walking, standing, and sitting/liliWork with required chemicals/li/uluLocation:/uulliPrimary Location is the Adrian, MI facility with some travel required/li/ulThis job description is a summary and is not designed to cover or contain a list of every job responsibility or duty, or other requirements. Additional responsibilities/duties not expressly described herein may be required.