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Plant and System Operators

Job Data

  • Typical education: Apprenticeship/Postsecondary Training

Salary Range

  • New York State: $37,320-$65,650 per year
  • Capital Region: $65,860-$110,070 per year
  • Central New York: $65,360-$110,180 per year
  • Finger Lakes:
  • Hudson Valley: $72,380-$130,690 per year
  • Long Island: $70,230-$121,850 per year
  • Mohawk Valley: $62,830-$95,410 per year
  • New York City: $62,980-$119,070 per year
  • North Country: $47,170-$81,530 per year
  • Southern Tier: $36,230-$90,230 per year
  • Western New York: $59,000-$98,120 per year

Typical Tasks

  1. Monitor batch, continuous flow, or hybrid biofuels production processes.
  2. Operate valves, pumps, engines, or generators to control and adjust biofuels production. 3.Monitor and record biofuels processing data. 4.Collect biofuels samples and perform routine laboratory tests or analyses to assess biofuels quality.
  3. Operate equipment, such as a centrifuge, to extract biofuels products and secondary by-products or reusable fractions.
  4. Process refined feedstock with additives in fermentation or reaction process vessels.