In ethanol plant, an engineer is responsible for working closely with the management team to maximize efficiencies of plant operations and implement process improvement projects. Ethanol engineers can help an ethanol plant with cost-saving projects, such as energy reclaim/reduction, yield optimization and chemical usage reduction.
What type of responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree in chemical or electrical engineering is required. Additional training in microbiology is a plus.
To pursue a career as an ethanol engineer:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, biology, chemistry, writing and computer courses.
Where can I work?
Ethanol engineers work at ethanol plants, bio-energy firms and other biorefineries.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for an ethanol engineer will be good over the next five years.
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