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Business Development Manager, North America - Remote Based, US Only

Job Title:  Business Development Manager

Location: Remote Based – US only

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Carbon Intensity Life Cycle Analyst – Remote / US

Job Title:  Carbon Intensity Life Cycle Analyst

Location: Remote Based – US only

Who You Are

A collaborative, strategic and analytical thinker who

  • Has experience in the Biofuels process/conversion technology supply chains.
  • Has experience in the agricultural supply chains.
  • Can perform mass, energy, and carbon balances analysis on innovative systems.
  • Will perform life cycle assessment and modeling.
  • Has the ability to map technical, technology development, commercial considerations, and regulatory frameworks into strategy development.
  • Focuses his or her energy on the actions that will give the greatest return; taking appropriate risks and trying out new ways of solving problems.
  • Collaborate effectively across internal functional groups and with external stakeholders, such as national labs, industry coalitions, organizations, and academia to coordinate efforts to address data needs and analytical issues.

Experience and Education:

  • A Bachelors level degree in chemical or environmental engineering, chemistry, biology, agriculture, or a related science with 3-7 years of experience in industry or academia
  • Experience with Argonne National Laboratory’s GREET Model
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Ability to effectively present and communicate assessment and analysis results to internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to manage multiple workstreams and priorities while maintaining high attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-functional team
  • Excellent organization, prioritization, and planning skills
  • Preferred experience with GHGenius/Biograce/Open LCA/Sima Pro/EcoInvent Tools

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Carbon Intensity Pathways Director – Remote/US

Job Title:  Carbon Intensity Pathways Director

Location: Remote Based – US only

Position Overview

The Carbon Intensity Pathways Director is a specialist in Clean Fuel Standards and Renewable Fuel Pathways and will lead efforts to optimize fuel pathways, ensure compliance with clean fuel regulations, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the company’s carbon intensity (CI) of fuels produced across our organization.

This position will manage data collection, analysis, reporting, and compliance obligations associated with Harvestone pathways. Along with that they will research, analyze, and interpret clean fuel standards and regulations under development to facilitate influence on policy development. The Carbon Intensity Pathways Director will also be responsible for staying up to date on industry regulations, best practices, the latest advancements, and trends within the industry. This position will need to understand the intricacy of various CI modeling programs and lead communications with regulatory entities to achieve most favorable treatment for purchased steam and agricultural practices within confines of model.

Work schedule will primarily be normal daytime business hours, Monday through Friday, with additional hours required as needed. Occasional overnight travel to facility locations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, mathematics, or, engineering or related field plus a minimum of 7 years progressive professional experience in clean fuel standards compliance, pathway development or procurement, or related fields or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven experience in clean fuel standards compliance, pathway optimization, or related fields.
  • In-depth knowledge of clean fuel regulations, standards, and emerging technologies.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

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Chemical Engineer - technology/nutrition innovation – Brookings, SD

Job Title:  Chemical Engineer – technology/nutrition innovation

Description: Strong project management and tech transfer skills managing timelines, budget, and communication. Generate engineering documents (PFD, mass balance, P&ID’s, process narratives, etc.), equipment specifications and store them in a professional, orderly, and version documented manner.

Location: Brookings, SD

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Director of Operations – Grain Processing (FILLED)

Job Title:  Director of Operations – Grain Processing (FILLED)

Description: Oversee operations of multiple processing facility in South Dakota

Location: Brookings, SD region

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Director, Sales & Procurement – Des Moines/Ames, Iowa

Job Title:  Director, Sales & Procurement

Description: The Director of Sales and Procurement is responsible for all product sales and feedstock procurement for the company. Responsible for developing sales and commodity procurement strategy and driving sales through multiple market channels. Collaborate with team members and support desire culture in a young and quickly developing company.

Location: Des Moines/Ames, Iowa

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Drive sales and execution plan for glycerin and specialty vegetable oils across multiple market channels including food, personal care, pharmaceutical excipients, specialty chemical distribution, and cleaning ingredients.
  • Analyze market trends and develop go-to-market strategy to optimize growth market channels.
  • Research and create a pipeline of sales to support growth plan.
  • Manage customer solutions, inside sales and broker relationships.
  • Oversee toll-processing relationships and manage market risk positions associated with these relationships.
  • Negotiate and execute supplier and customer long term agreements.
  • Determine and prepare annual sales forecast and gross margin budgets.  Report monthly to the President and Board of Directors on performance relative to budget.
  • Manage commodity risk positions
  • Oversee planning and scheduling for glycerin and specialty oil manufacturing.
  • Develop professional and technical knowledge by attending appropriate professional conferences and tradeshows.  Expand business networks through participation in professional organizations.
  • Perform additional responsibilities and duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing or business administration
  • MBA preferred
  • Minimum of ten years sales experience with five years of experience in a sales/marketing related leadership role
  • Proven track record of positive sales performance
  • Commodity risk management experience

Skills

  • Strong communication skills
  • Creating and implementing a sales plan
  • Meeting sales goals by monitoring progress
  • Analyzing sales data
  • Commodity risk management
  • Presentation skills
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Developing budgets
  • Mentoring and coaching sales reps
  • Strong Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and technical skills

Requires ability to travel a minimum of 25% with some weekend travel.

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EHS Manager – Commodity Processing / Refining - Bismarck, ND

Job Title:  EHS Manager – Commodity Processing / Refining

Description: Oversee all plant EHS activities – reports to Director of Regulatory

Location: Bismarck, ND

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Engineering Manager, Biofuel Technology – Remote based, US - Midwest preference

Job Title:  Engineering Manager, Biofuel Technology

Location: Remote based, US – Midwest preference

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Field Sales Agronomist – Agronomy & Precision Ag (FILLED)

Job Title:  Field Sales Agronomist – Agronomy & Precision Ag (FILLED)

Description: Be the technical agronomy expert for company with growers and producers of corn

Location: Council Bluffs, IA

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Field Service Manager – Agronomist – SD/IA Remote (FILLED)

Job Title:  Field Service Manager (FILLED)

Location:  SD/IA Remote

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Formulation Specialist – Detroit Lakes, MN

Job Title:  Formulation Specialist

Location: Detroit Lakes, MN

Job Description: Seeking a Formulation Specialist to develop and maintain formulas with Concept 5 formulation program: using complied ingredient data and criteria from formulas/bags/ingredient statements, while meeting the AAFCO requirements and the needs of the customer.

Essential Duties:

  • Develop and maintain formulas in Concept 5 based on compiled criteria
  • Maintains Concept 5 current ingredient data costs (monthly), nutrient profile (quarterly and/or semi-annually) and specs based on new ingredients or external quality analysis.
  • Create and maintain various spreadsheets/databases (i.e. Ingredient Requirements based on product yield and tons, formula costs, etc.,).
  • Work with outside consultants and customers on new and existing formula development and maintenance.
  • Perform any other job duties as needed by supervisor.
  • Meet regularly with Quality, Procurement, Production and Sales Departments to check on progress, scope of projects, and/or concerns.
  • Assist the R&D Manager as needed
  • Assist in various other departments and other duties as needed.

Qualifications

  • Previous pet food formulation experience preferred
  • 2+ Years of experience in the Pet Nutrition and/or Food Science Industry
  • 4 year degree in Animal Science, Food Science or Grain Science Industry
  • Basic Mathematical Skills and an aptitude for solving complex logic puzzles
  • Computer competence with modern office-based software and database management systems
  • Responsive and effective communication in both verbal and written form
  • Able to perform multiple tasks
  • Accuracy with data entry
  • Self-motivated problem solving
  • Good organizational skills
  • Team oriented with good interpersonal skills

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Lead Compliance Auditor/Verifier

Job Title:  Lead Compliance Auditor/Verifier

Location: Remote based

The Lead Compliance Auditor/Verifier will perform attestation engagements in compliance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) to determine, document and test compliance of operational data with regulatory standards for the firm’s clients in accordance with the firm’s quality control procedures. This position will also research, evaluate and summarize renewable fuel regulatory programs and standards and will assist with development of audit and verification programs for the renewable fuels industry.

Examples of the Duties

  • Prepare attestation engagements in accordance with GAAS and standards established including the preparation of agreed upon procedures and audit reports.
  • Collect and analyze data related to renewable fuel production facilities to determine compliance with regulations.
  • Gain a basic understanding of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and maintain knowledge of regulatory changes.
  • Research of new regulation releases to renewable fuels compliance programs and interpretation and summarization of the programs.
  • Positively represent the firm by communicating effectively with clients and consistently uphold the company image.
  • Serve as communication liaison between staff and managers/supervisors.
  • Determine accounting needs and then recommend, develop, and maintain solutions to business and financial issues.
  • Be an active participant in business development and cultivate relationships to strengthen both yourself and the firm

Qualifications & Characteristics:

  • A 2 or 4-year business, accounting, financial, management or related field degree is preferred, but not required
  • Be LCFS Verifier Accredited, preferred, or willingness to become Accredited
  • Willing to learn and become knowledgeable about Renewable Fuels
  • Strong in problem solving, analytical skills, and being detail oriented
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with clients and other staff
  • Can work independently but also work effectively with a team
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office including but not limited to Outlook, Excel, and Word; intermediate knowledge of Excel preferred

Other things we think you should know about the position

  • Hours are normally Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Mainly office setting, sometimes traveling to manufacturing or agricultural settings with dust and/or odors. Some overnight travel is required.

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Merchandiser – Bismarck, ND

Job Title:  Merchandiser

Location: Bismarck, ND

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred applicant will have experience in the following areas:

  • Prior experience trading and managing risk in a grain processing setting
  • Prior leadership experience including directing or scheduling work
  • Proven skills understanding and executing futures, options and other derivative trades to hedge margins and manage risk
  • Experience managing inventory of high volume commodity production with limited on site storage
  • Ability to quickly build strong relationships with a large number of customers and suppliers
  • Knowledge of the ethanol industry and the local trade area for company facilities
  • Experience with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel

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Organizational Development Manager – Grand Forks, ND

Job Title:  Organizational Development Manager

Description: The Organizational Development Manager is responsible for designing, implementing, and overseeing strategies and initiatives that enhance the overall performance and effectiveness of the organization and is crucial in driving the growth and success of a company. This role requires a strong background in plant operations, grain milling operations a plus, organizational dynamics, and change management principles. The Organizational Development Manager collaborates with various departments and stakeholders to identify areas for improvement and develop interventions that support organizational growth and development.

Location: Grand Forks, ND

Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and implement organization-wide strategies and initiatives to improve employee engagement, performance, employee cross training and overall organizational effectiveness.
  2. Conduct comprehensive organizational assessments to identify areas for improvement and develop action plans to address these issues.
  3. Design and facilitate training programs, and team-building activities that promote employee development and collaboration.
  4. Collaborate with HR and senior leadership to develop and implement talent management and succession planning strategies.
  5. Assess and recommend changes to organizational structure, policies, and procedures to drive efficiency and effectiveness.
  6. Lead change initiatives, including communication plans, to ensure smooth implementation of organizational changes.
  7. Analyze and evaluate training and development programs to measure their impact and effectiveness.
  8. Provide coaching and guidance to managers and employees on organizational development matters, including performance management and career development.
  9. Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices in organizational development and implement relevant strategies and interventions.
  10. Collaborate with external consultants and vendors as needed to support organizational development initiatives.

Required Skills

  1. Strong understanding of Milling plant operations.
  2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage and collaborate with employees at all levels of the organization.
  3. Ability to analyze complex organizational issues and develop data-driven solutions.
  4. Demonstrated experience in designing and facilitating training programs and workshops.
  5. Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously.
  6. Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills to identify root causes of organizational issues and develop effective interventions.
  7. Knowledge of change management principles and the ability to navigate and manage organizational change.
  8. Proficient in using various organizational development tools and assessments.
  9. Strong leadership and influencing skills to drive change and gain buy-in from stakeholders.
  10. High level of professionalism and integrity in handling sensitive and confidential information.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in engineering, organizational development, human resources, business administration, a related field, or leadership and staff development within a plant industrial operation setting with grain milling experience preferred.
  2. Proven experience in organizational development, change management, or a related field, preferably in a leadership role.
  3. Proficiency in MS Office Suite and other relevant software applications.
  4. Strong knowledge of relevant labor laws and regulations.
  5. Experience in working in a diverse and multicultural environment is a plus.

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Plant Manager – Commodity Processing (FILLED)

Job Title:  Plant Manager – Commodity Processing

Description: Oversee plant operations of a 24/7/365 oilseed extraction plant

Location: Brookings, SD

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Process Engineer – Commodity Processing – Worthington, MN

Job Title:  Process Engineer

Location: Worthington, MN

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Process Engineer – Fermentation / Food – Fargo, ND

Job Title:  Process Engineer

Location: Fargo, ND

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Procurement Specialist, Animal Vaccine – Remote/Hybrid

Job Title:  Procurement Specialist, Animal Vaccine

Location: Remote/Hybrid

The procurement specialist will review inventory levels throughout the campus and order supplies and materials in a timely manner.  They will also need to identify and establish new vendors as needed.  They will be the voice of the company to all vendors.

  • Work safely and follow all safety and environmental processes of the facility.
  • Procurement
    • Create purchase orders in the ERP system that meets the needs of the facility.
    • Create new vendors in the ERP System.
    • Create and publish a vendor scorecard.
    • Negotiate pricing and agreements.
    • Maintain appropriate purchasing records.
    • Manage requisitioning system.
  • Work with shipping and receiving to ensure receipts are accurate and entered timely.
  • Any other assigned responsibilities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge of:

  • Purchasing inventory in a fast-paced environment
  • Animal vaccine or pharmacology knowledge a plus
  • Negotiating
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP experience a plus

Ability to:

  • Follow detailed directions and instructions.
  • Communicate information clearly and concisely.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with coworkers.

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Procurement Specialist, Nutritional - Brookings, SD

Job Title:  Procurement Specialist, Nutritional

Location: Brookings, SD

The procurement specialist will review inventory levels throughout the campus and order supplies and materials in a timely manner.  They will also need to identify and establish new vendors as needed.  They will be the voice of the company to all vendors.

  • Work safely and follow all safety and environmental processes of the facility.
  • Procurement
    • Create purchase orders in the ERP system that meets the needs of the facility.
    • Create new vendors in the ERP System.
    • Create and publish a vendor scorecard.
    • Negotiate pricing and agreements.
    • Maintain appropriate purchasing records.
    • Manage requisitioning system
  • Work with shipping and receiving to ensure receipts are accurate and entered timely.
  • Any other assigned responsibilities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Knowledge of:

  • Purchasing inventory in a fast-paced environment
  • Equipment maintenance & parts buying
  • Negotiating
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP experience a plus

Ability to:

  • Follow detailed directions and instructions.
  • Communicate information clearly and concisely.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with coworkers.

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Project Engineer, Biofuel Technology – Remote based, US – Midwest preference

Job Title:  Project Engineer, Biofuel Technology

Location: Remote based, US – Midwest preference

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Quality Assurance Specialist – Oilseed / Food – Ames, IA

Job Title:  Quality Assurance Specialist

Location: Ames, IA

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Regulatory Compliance Auditor – Renewable Energy – Remote based, US only

Job Title:  Regulatory Compliance Auditor – Renewable Energy

Location: Remote based, US only

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Sanitation Manager – Animal Feed – Detroit Lakes MN

Job Title:  Sanitation Manager – Animal Feed

Location: Detroit Lakes MN

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for Leadership and Accountability of Imbedded Sanitation Team, as well as, 3rd party staffing partners, as necessary
  • Final oversight in all matters of Sanitation Dept – structure, staffing, scheduling, budgeting, productivity, recognition and discipline
  • Responsible for development of, and/or adherence to, a Master Sanitation Schedule
  • Ensure that sanitation work instructions, SSOPs, documentation and forms are accurate and current
  • Develop & execute mitigation plans for micro occurrences and complete documentation
  • Utilize swabbing and data collection as a means of proactive & reactive cleaning, sanitizing and mitigation strategies
  • Ensure the proper and timely care of all processing equipment and building structure according to sanitation standard operating procedures and Master Sanitation Schedule
  • Fluent in the assembly and disassembly of equipment and systems
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert on MegaDox Chlorine Dioxide generator and utilization as a mitigation tool.
  • Perform chemical concentration testing
  • Responsible for all aspects of department safety and safe practices
  • Administrate employee training on SSOPs, GMPs, and micro mitigation strategies
  • Direct purchasing and inventory for sanitation department
  • Serve as key participant in oversight of plant pest control program
  • Consult peer departments, plant supervisors, and subordinate groups on recommended methods, procedures and tools for specific objectives and tasks
  • Collaborate closely with Maint dept on repair requests, project timing and Post-work mitigations
  • Grow and maintain key partnerships with 3rd party Chemical, Pest Control & Contract Labor providers
  • Make recommendations for facility & department capital/expense improvements

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Senior Director of Engineering – New Orleans

Job Title:  Senior Director of Engineering

Location: New Orleans

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Master’s degree preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 15 years in vegetable oils engineering and project management, with significant experience in large-scale industrial or processing facility construction.
Languages: English, Spanish (preferred).
Skills & Competencies: Proficient in Autocad, Plant 3D, standard project management tools, MS Office, BlueBeam. Proven vegetable oils processing experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage project budget and schedule, reporting regularly to the COO and other stakeholders.
  • Lead and manage the internal and external engineering teams, as well as the Design Builder, ensuring effective collaboration among various disciplines.
  • Ensure compliance with all construction codes, regulatory and safety standards, and contractual obligations of the Design Builder.
  • Supervise the execution of detailed engineering including shop drawings, and all construction activities performed by Design Builder and Subcontractors, including installation, testing, quality control.
  • Document, revise, approve, and control the design and construction phases and processes, utilizing standard project management tools to ensure timely and on budget delivery.
  • Maintain a detailed daily written log book and minutes that include agreements with Design Builder, incidents, progress in field activities, and any other relevant information that protects Owner’s interests.
  • Ensure that the project is being executed as per the Plans, confirming the achievement of the pre-defined milestones, and that the plant is commissioned on time.
  • Generate timely reporting and manage the communication and flow of information with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and manage requirements from the 3rd party engineering firm retained by lender.

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