Plant Operator

Pacific Biodiesel Technologies Published: May 11, 2024
Kea‘au, HI
Skill Level
Senior Level, Mid Level
Job Type
CEO/ Senior Mgmt/ Exec Director / Energy / Skilled & Technical Labor

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Our Mission: To promote a clean, sustainable energy future through the community-based production of renewable fuels.

Founded in 1995, Pacific Biodiesel is Hawaii’s award-winning and internationally recognized producer of renewable fuels and the only commercial biofuel producer in the state. Today we’re a team of more than 80 employees throughout the state proudly working together to make a positive impact on the environment and our community. For the past eleven years, Pacific Biodiesel has been named one of Hawaii’s “Best Places to Work” by Hawaii Business magazine.


Meet target volumes of quality biodiesel production while maintaining the facility. The Plant Operator works ‘hand-on’ to oversee maintenance and repair of all mechanical, electrical, and components found on company propertyMeet target volumes of quality biodiesel production while maintaining the facility and effectively communicating status and support needs to the management team.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Plan, prioritize and communicate daily/weekly activities.
  • Assist with Shipping & Receiving to manage the storage of raw material into the facility.
  • Process the material into finished biodiesel adhering to a set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Perform quality control measures.
  • Document quality control sample tests for chemical and physical characteristics; daily updates on plant activity and material in storage and in process; and individual reporting of batch timing, characteristics and formulations to the management team.
  • Coordinate with the Operations Team Manager to identify and address immediately potential issues that may affect production.
  • Operate and maintain transfer pumps, valves, forklift truck to load and unload various material used in the plant.
  • Perform maintenance and/or general housekeeping of the equipment including and work areas plus general labor duties.
  • Perform miscellaneous modifications and/or repairs to process related equipment.
  • Check the boiler operation, perform shift inspections, and record the results.
  • Regularly use chemical additives to avoid calcification, clogging, and general degradation of boilers and coolers.
  • Understand ‘24/7 production schedule’ – work with management to deploy planned downtime-maintenance in a manner that is safe, productive, and as undisruptive as possible.
  • Ensure that you are up-to-date with safety protocols, certificates, and classes that BIB provides; work closely with the BIB Safety Team on managing classes etc.

Compensation & Location


  • $18.00 - $24.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 12 hour shift
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Kea‘au, HI 96749: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Pacific Biodiesel is an Equal Opportunity Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veteran and Affirmative Action Employer. Pacific Biodiesel considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law.

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