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Biodiesel Technician


The purpose of this position is to maximize the learning opportunities that come from having a biodiesel production site at CCAT.


Position-Specific Duties

  • Developing and Maintaining Safety Measures:  Before any reactions can take place, we must be sure that we are adequately meeting basic safety requirements.  These include safe storage of methanol and finished biodiesel; adequate protective gear (gloves and goggles) while reacting, mixing, or pouring; and the installation of an emergency eye-washing station.  Other measures may be necessary. 
  • Monthly Workshops:  A goal for the biodiesel technicians should be to schedule and lead a biodiesel workshop once each month, where people can come and see the reaction take place and discuss the uses and limits of this technology. 
  • "Training" Other Students:  Students in Engineering and Industrial Technology may fulfill a class project by working with you to make biodiesel.  The goal of their project would be to learn how to make biodiesel and to work with you in leading one of the monthly workshops. 
  • General Cleanliness:  The biodiesel technicians are responsible for the cleanliness of the biodiesel area.  Aside from general tidiness, this includes the proper disposal of waste materials and neat storage of raw materials. 

    General CCAT duties for all employees

    • Attend regular employee and branch meetings
    • Assist in tabling and outreach efforts
    • Assist in the preparation of volunteer and employee meals a few times a semester
    • Assist other employees, volunteers, and Co-Directors as necessary


    • Must be an HSU student during your employment

    Helpful Experience

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    Schedule and Pay

    • ???????????? hours / week
    • $8.75 / hour
    • Flexible scheduling, to be coordinated with Co-Directors and your branch

    To Apply

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    Thank you!