Biofuel Plant Manager

Posted 22 November 2022
Salary Negotiable
DisciplineEnergy Recruitment
Contact NameHaridas Mohandas

Job description

The Biodiesel Plant Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the manufacturing plant and its employees. The Plant Manager is responsible for total production, quality, maintenance, safety, and shipping for the facility. They will need a broad understanding of the Biodiesel manufacturing process from used cooking oil. They will lead a small team of operators and helpers to meet the desired health and safety and production targets.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining the highest health and safety policies and practices at the plant.
  • Ensuring the Plant is started and closed down in the correct manner.
  • Maintaining and overseeing the supplies and inventories of raw materials, maximising production levels.
  • Quality control of UCO feedstocks, monitoring FFA and moisture and impurity content.
  • Hiring and training manufacturing plant employees and supporting a robust performance management system
  • Training and updating operators according to the procedures set forth in the operations manual.
  • Overseeing scheduling of operations team shifts to ensure production volume commitments are met.
  • Overseeing the unloading of all raw materials and quality checks upon which products was purchased. Check FFA and M & I content of incoming UCO feedstock.
  • Sampling each batch of finished Biodiesel and maintaining records for quality control purposes
  • Overseeing the loading of transport tankers, ISO containers, and drums with finished product.
  • Ensuring records are kept up to date for inbound/outbound feedstocks and Biodiesel in order to qualify for Double counting tickets. Responsibilities will include attending hosting external Audit meetings such as ISCC.
  • Lead all safety improvement initiatives and create a safety-based culture.
  • Overseeing daily maintenance of the equipment of the Biodiesel Plant.
  • Ensuring and keeping all maintenance logs up to date.
  • Ensuring that the spare parts inventory is maintained at established levels to support plant operations.
  • Responding in a safe and timely manner to changes in plant budgets and safety procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Engineering (Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering preferred)
  • 5 years experience in operations, ideally in a chemical / petrochemical plant
  • 3 years experience in a supervisory role

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.