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Biodiesel Process Operator

An exciting opportunity in Washington, Iowa less than 30 miles Southwest of Iowa City, Iowa!


Iowa Renewable Energy (“IRE”) is a leading Eco-Friendly manufacturing company with a spotless record of quality.  With our business partner, IRE assists in serving the country’s largest and most diverse energy companies with innovative, sustainable fuel technology that is paving the way for future generations!


Summary:  IRE is looking for individuals to join our team as Process Operators. We produce quality biodiesel from various feedstocks within required product specifications while maintaining a safe and positive working environment. IRE is a 24/7 operation.



  • Move control settings to make necessary adjustments on equipment units affecting speeds of chemical reactions, quality, and yields

  • Monitor recording instruments, flowmeters, panel lights, and other indicators, and listen for warning signals in order to verify conformity of process conditions

  • Control or operate chemical processes or systems of machines using panelboards, control boards or semi-automatic equipment

  • Confer with technical and supervisory personnel to report or resolve conditions affecting safety, efficiency, and product quality

  • Draw samples of products, and conduct quality control tests in order to monitor processing, and to ensure standards are met

  • Regulate or shut down equipment during emergency situations, as directed by supervisory personnel

  • Inspect operating units such as cooling tower, storage tanks, vessels, and heat exchangers to ensure that all are functioning and to maintain maximum efficiency

  • Perform all tasks that are assigned during operational and non-operational times by the Production Manager

  • Will be required to access tanks, vessels, and equipment for maintenance and sampling purposes

  • Other duties as assigned.                


Work Schedule:

Rotating schedule, 12-hour shifts, work 7 out of 14 days, including every other weekend; night shift work required (w/shift premium)

Employment Standards:

  • Education - High school education or equivalent required

  • Experience – Experience in a production or manufacturing setting preferred

  • Starting at $18 per hour, company has excellent benefits including health insurance, voluntary vision, dental, disability insurance, life insurance, 401k. IRE website here   

  • Contact:  Joe Jobe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

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