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Chevron Corporation Biodiesel Operator, Loader in Newton, Iowa

Operates and monitors company plants and facilities, typically Upstream facilities after primary separation and processing (such as gas and co-gen plants) and Downstream & Chemical refineries and plants. Monitors process variables, troubleshoots, and performs interventions to maintain operating performance.

Performs routine assignments under general supervision. Gaining knowledge of work procedures and practices.

Chevron-Renewable Energy Group


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


Key Accountabilities:

Loading/ Unloading Material

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

  • 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

  • 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


Ability to operate 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


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


Continuous (67% to 100%)


Occasional (1% to 33%)


Continuous (67% to 100%)


Occasional (1% to 33%)

Reaching above the shoulders

Frequent (34% to 66%)


Occasional (1% to 33%)


Frequent (34% to 66%)


Occasional (1% to 33%)

Weight carried, lifted, or moved – 1-100 lbs. unassisted (frequent) – 100-250 lbs. assisted. Maneuver of up to 600 lbs. with handcart

Repetitive 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 (respritory 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 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.


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.


1. Orientation 2. Customer Focus 3. Safety 4. External/Internal Training

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

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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.