Renewable Energy Group Biodiesel Operator, Loader in Newton, Iowa
The purpose of this position is to ensure that quality product is shipped and received from the facility in the most efficient manner.
Responsible for verifying product quality before the product leaves and reaches the customer.
Maintain a BQ-9000-compliant shipping and receiving system complete with appropriate documentation and work instructions.
Plan and schedule biodiesel load-out functions to meet customer demands in the most efficient manner while maintaining product quality.
Inventory and purchase products as needed.
Monitor and continually improve quality control in all aspects of biodiesel plant shipping and receiving operations.
Acquire, label and store retained product samples.
Visually inspect retained samples for product quality before releasing the shipment.
Inspect and test the quality of incoming raw material shipments prior to their release for use in the plant; follow established testing procedures and accurately report the results.
Perform load-out functions and train plant operators on safe performance of load-out functions including:
Preparing railcars and trucks for shipment (rinsing, washing, “squeegeeing”, and sandblasting)
Safely loading product for shipment into railcars and trucks
Inspecting product for quality indicators while loading
Sample loaded product as necessary for retention and quality purposes
For each shipped, received, or produced item, fill out the appropriate paperwork to ensure correct inventories are maintained and forward said paperwork to required parties while keeping copies of the paperwork for on-site filing
Perform general facility maintenance and housekeeping at the load-out facilities.
Help to verify load-out instrumentation to ensure its proper function.
Generate daily shipment reports.
Follow all safety regulations for any work area, and encourage others to do the same.
Follow all safety guidelines regulated by REG, OSHA, or other regulatory agencies.
Assist with manufacturing, packaging, and load-out of specialty oil products.
Education Required: High school education or equivalent.
Experience Preferred: 2 years experience in load-out operations. Several years experience in shipping and receiving.
Skills Required: Basic computer skills, accounting skills, good written and oral communication, and organizational skills. Forklift Operator Certificate.