Biofuels Production Managers

Occupation Information table
Overview: Biofuels are alternative fuels extracted from plants, or treated municipal and industrial waste, also referred to as biomass. A biofuels production manager is responsible for overseeing the manufacture of biofuels, including facility management, budget implementation, and quality assurance controls. The biofuels industry employs a wide range of workers in a variety of occupations. Scientists and engineers conduct research and development; construction workers build plants and update infrastructure; agricultural workers grow and harvest feedstocks; plant workers process feedstocks into fuel; and sales workers sell the biofuels.
Duties:
Degree(s): A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration 
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing) 
Job Outlook: Employment of production managers is projected to grow 1 percent from 2019 to 2029, slower than the average for all occupations. Most of these managers are employed in various manufacturing industries, and may experience growth or decline along with the industries in which they are employed.
Starting Salary: The median annual wage for Biofuels Production Managers was $144,830 in May 2019
Education Level: Training for this occupation generally requires an Associate Degree from a 2 year or community college.
Additional Training/Education: Employees in this occupation usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Recommended Skills:
  • Ability to identify a problem, review related information, develop and evaluate options, and implement a solution.
  • Talking, giving speeches, or speaking in a group to convey information, explain ideas, or give instructions.
  • Analyzing the symptoms of a problem and deciding what actions should be taken to resolve the problem.
Recommended Values:
  • Being able to decide on how to get something done without significant direction from someone else.
  • Doing something where you can physically see the results of your work.
  • Having a routine job where the duties are very predictable and not likely to change over a long period of time.
  • Having the ability to work with equipment or material things.
  • Persuading and influencing others to change their attitudes, behavior, and/or opinions.
 

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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.