Operator - Biodiesel (282597)

Owensboro, KY
United States
Job Description

There are eight biodiesel operating technician positions (2 per shift) in biodiesel operations to cover a 24-hour, 7 day per week production schedule having four shifts in twelve-hour increments.  The biodiesel operating technician is responsible for on-going real time operations of the Biodiesel Plant.  Each Biodiesel Operating Technician has a defined process responsibility.  Process responsibilities for the eight operating technician positions are grouped as follows:


  • Biodiesel Plant

  • Unloading, Loading

The role of the Biodiesel Operating Technician is to provide the operational skills for successful operation of the plant.  While their primary focus is operation of the plant equipment, they are also expected to be involved in planning, implementation, data interpretation, and results presentation.  The Biodiesel Operating Technician must fully understand the purpose and goals of the plant and Company.  They are expected to perform in a participative team environment, providing leadership and accepting responsibility appropriate with their skill and knowledge.

Shift (s) Available: Rotating

Pay Rate: $28.25/hr

Job Type: Full Time


  • Operate equipment and processes

  • Procure and analyze samples

  • Log data readings

  • Records 5:00 AM Inventory Data

  • Execute process adjustments based upon interpretation of analytical and process data

  • Prepare or update equipment or process operating documents and procedures

  • Perform utility work (cleaning/GMP)

  • Write requisitions for parts, materials, and supplies

  • Conduct physical inventory

  • Troubleshoot plant problems

  • Participate in all quality, safety, and health programs

  • Prepare reports

  • Make presentations

  • Participate in team activities

  • Report on production activities during shift change meeting

  • Assist maintenance and quality assurance in performance of tasks

  • Filling in other departments as needed

  • Maintain plant security

  • Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa, or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer

  • Cargill requires employees be a minimum of 18 years old to work in a production facility

  • Able to perform physical job duties such as bending, lifting up to 50lbs, kneeling, climbing, crawling, and twisting, with or without reasonable accommodation

  • Able to work in varied indoor and outdoor conditions which may include heat, cold, dust, loud noise, etc., with the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including a respirator

  • Able to work in elevated areas (4 feet and above)

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent

  • Able to work overtime including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice

  • Experience using a computer

  • Able to understand and communicate in English (verbal/written)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience operating mobile equipment such as forklift

  • Experience working in a production or plant environment

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet



United States