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Chevron Corporation Biodiesel Operator, Loader in Newton, Iowa

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Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Biodiesel Operator, Loader located near Newton, IA through July 18, 2024.

The purpose of this position is to ensure that quality product is shipped and received from the facility in the most efficient manner.

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

Loading/ Unloading Material

  • Perform load-out functions and train plant operators on the safe performance of load-out functions including:

  • Safely loading products for shipment into railcars and trucks

  • Inspecting product for quality indicators while loading

  • Sample loaded product as necessary for retention and quality purposes

  • Connecting/disconnecting hoses to trucks, tanks, and other storage units

  • 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

  • Responsible for verifying product quality before the product leaves and reaches the customer.

  • Maintain shipping and receiving system complete with appropriate documentation and work instructions.

  • Help to verify load-out instrumentation to ensure its proper function.

  • Assist with manufacturing, packaging, and load-out of specialty oil products.

    Quality Control

  • 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.

    Other frequent duties

  • Perform general facility maintenance and housekeeping at the load-out facilities.

  • Generate daily shipment reports.

  • Tracking shipment details and organizing receipts.

  • 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.

    Perform other duties as assigned

    Required Qualifications

    • Education Required: High school education or equivalent.

    • Experience Required: 6-12 months general work experience preferred. Previous shipping and receiving experience preferred.

    • Skills Required: General knowledge of computers, basic mechanical skills, and good communication skills. Ability to climb semi-truck loading ladders.

    • Willingness to work in extreme outdoor elements.

    • Ability to operate a forklift, locomotive, pallet jack, pallet wrapper, and rail switches

    • Knowledge of arithmetic and its application

    • Ability to distinguish colors

    • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing

    • Ability to work independently, or as part of a team

    • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines

    • Be available for work and overtime as required

    • Provide personal contact information to customers on an as-needed basis for official business purposes

    Special Considerations

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. This job requires mental alertness at all times to assure safety and accuracy in all functions. There is stress related to meeting production deadlines.

    • Standing: Continuous (67% to 100%)

    • Sitting : Occasional (1% to 33%)

    • Walking : Continuous (67% to 100%)

    • Bending/Stooping : Occasional (1% to 33%)

    • Reaching above the shoulders : Frequent (34% to 66%)

    • Kneeling : Occasional (1% to 33%)

    • Pushing/Pulling : Frequent (34% to 66%)

    • Climbing : Occasional (1% to 33%)

    Weight carried, lifted, or moved – 1-100 lbs. unassisted (frequent) – 100-250 lbs. assisted. The maneuver of up to 600 lbs. with a handcart. R epetitive hand movements consist of firm grasping with the right and/or left hand. Fine manipulation – (computer).

    This job also requires the following: working at heights, being around moving machinery and vehicles, driving automotive equipment, and wearing personal protective equipment (respiratory protective equipment, mask, face shield, hard hat, gloves, acid/base resistant clothing, ability to lift at least 75lbs. Goggles, safety glasses, earplugs, etc.) and ability to tolerate an extended period of physical effort.


    Exposures may include methanol, sodium methylate, soybean oil, hydrochloric acid, caustic soda, methyl esters, fatty acid, glycerin, surfactants, dyes, scents, dust, water, dirt, weather, temperature extremes, and medium to high noise levels.


    This position requires some flexibility in working hours to assure effective product shipment. The employee will have the ability to move freely throughout the facilities in order to direct and conduct a variety of activities. The employee will be subject to continuous exposure to marked changes in temperature, humidity, soybean meal, oil, dust, and high noise levels. This position requires frequent exposure to chemicals and hazardous materials.

Relocation Options:

Relocation will not be considered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, reproductive health decision-making, military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company's operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.