Renewable Energy Group, Inc.

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Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
416 S. Bell Ave.
PO Box 888
Ames, IA 50010

Phone (515) 239-8231
Fax (515) 239-8009

E-mail: adam.gross@regi.com 
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Current Opportunities

Title:Maintenance Technician Location:Mason City, IA
Position Summary:
The purpose of this job is to perform biodiesel operational maintenance functions in order to benefit internal and external customers of Renewable Energy Group (REG), ensuring quality biodiesel production, while maintaining clean, safe, and well-kept facilities.
Requirements:
Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent, 2 year technical degree in industrial or electrical maintenance or comparable experience preferred
Experience Required: Maintenance troubleshooting experience required including: electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and spare parts inventory.
Skills Required: General knowledge of computers, advanced mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail. Welding skills required. Valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.
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Title:Manager, Marketing Location:Ames, IA
Position Summary:
The purpose of this position is to develop and implement a marketing strategy and tactics  that will maximize REG sales and brand awareness in key biodiesel, petroleum and blended fuel market segments initially throughout the Unites States and Canada.  
Requirements:
Experience Required: 7+ years experience in marketing of petroleum products and or renewable fuels. Experience with CRM and Sales would be a bonus.
Skills Required: Effective oral and written communication skills along with strong math and computer skills
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Title:Manager, Rail Fleet Location:Ames, IA
Position Summary:
The purpose of this job is to be responsible for and assist with support functions, rail car management, optimization functions, and development support. This position is also responsible to work across the organization to bring more efficiency to the transportation services.
Requirements:
Education Required: 4 year bachelor’s degree – Engineering, Supply Chain Management or related degree **Graduate degree preferred
Experience Required: 10+ years in with a background in Transportation Management including Tanker Trucks-liquid bulk and drums and Liquid tanks for rail cars preferred **Experience with a minimum of a $150 million transportation budget preferred
Skills Required: Advanced Excel skills, Strong verbal and written communication skills, Extensive math and accounting skills
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Title:Operations Supervisor Location:Houston, TX
Position Summary:
The purpose of this position is to oversee and be responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the biodiesel plant operations.
Requirements:
Education Required: 4 year degree and/or 3-5 years agricultural business experience preferred.
Experience Required: 3-5 years agricultural business experience, preferably in manufacturing environment. Soy processing, biodiesel production or renewable fuels background would be helpful.
Skills Required: Basic accounting skills, good written and oral communication, and organizational skills.
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Title:Project Engineer Location:Ames, Iowa
Position Summary:
  At the direction of the Project Manager, Construction Engineer, or Director, timely and accurately perform and continually improve fundamental, routine project management and field construction activities including tasks related to materials, equipment, quality, safety and project closeout and advance projects by collecting, developing assembling, and providing data and information while maintaining productive working relationships with staff, contractors and vendors.
Requirements:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree with preference for Construction Engineering or Construction Management
Experience: Typically at least 1 year construction management experience
Skills Required: Ability to use office equipment (computer, calculator, copy machine, and fax machine). Basic math and language skills along with organizational skills needed for completing the essential functions of this job. Must have/maintain current drivers license and meet REG insurance guidelines to operate corporate vehicles.
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Title:Research Associate, Bio-Analytical Chemistry Location:South San Francisco, CA
Position Summary:
REG, Life Sciences seeks a highly motivated “Research Associate” to join the Bio-Analytical Chemistry group in the Research and Development department. This position will be part of an interdisciplinary, dynamic and enthusiastic team responsible for evaluating commercially-relevant strains. This position will support our R&D department by developing and implementing analytical methods in order to quantitatively analyze and evaluate the performance of engineered strains.  Successful candidates will assist senior analysts in quantitative method development (i.e., GC/FID, GC/MS, HPLC, LC/MS) as well as troubleshooting and maintenance of analytical equipment.
Requirements:
Education Required: BS or MS in microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering or a related field
Experience Required: 1-5 years of academic or industrial experience
Knowledge Required: Experience with analytical techniques, in particular GC/FID, GC/MS, HPLC, LC/MS, CE
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Title:Research Associate, Metabolic Engineering Location:South San Francisco, CA
Position Summary:
The purpose of this position is to perform strain development and improvement efforts using state-of-the-art Molecular Biology/Synthetic Biology/Molecular Genetic techniques. Makes detailed observations, analyzes data and interprets results. Investigates, creates and develops new methods and technologies for project advancement.
Requirements:
Education Required: B.S. or M.S. degree in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or a related discipline
Experience Required: 1-5 years of academic or industrial experience
Knowledge Required: Proficiency with state-of-the-art molecular biology techniques, incl. gene knock-outs and other genome engineering techniques
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Title:Scientist - Bioanalytical Chemistry Location:South San Francisco, CA
Position Summary:
REG, Life Sciences seeks a highly motivated Scientist level Biochemist to join the Bio-Analytical Chemistry group in the Research and Development department. This position will be part of an interdisciplinary, dynamic and enthusiastic team responsible for evaluating commercially-relevant strains. This position will support our R&D department by developing and implementing assays and analytical methods in order to quantitatively analyze and evaluate the performance of engineered strains.  Successful candidates will demonstrate expertise in enzymology and enzyme kinetic assays as well as experience in the development and execution of high-throughput (HTP) fermentations, assays, and screens.
Requirements:
Education Required: Ph.D in biochemistry, chemistry, or related field
Experience Required: 1-4 years relevant experience
Skills Required: be proficient in the state of the art methods of automated high-throughput (HTP) screening and tiered screening methods, has some experience with UV-Vis spectroscopy, HPLC, GC-MS, GC-FID, be adept using Microsoft Excel.
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Title:Scientist -Protein Engineering and Synthetic Biology Location:South San Francisco, CA
Position Summary:
The purpose of this position is to support microbial strain, pathway and enzyme engineering programs within the company and bring state of the art molecular biology/metabolic engineering/synthetic biology/evolutionary engineering skills to the groups. In-depth knowledge of protein engineering, evolution as well as familiarity with Synthetic biology techniques are desirable.  Frequent interaction with other molecular biologists, enzymologists, fermentation specialists, analytical chemists and automation scientists is part of the job.
Requirements:
Education Required: PhD (or equivalent industry experience) in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Synthetic Biology, Protein Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry or related discipline.
Experience Required: 1-5 years of experience in Industrial Biotechnology experience is a plus.
Knowledge Required: Strong expertise in state-of-the art Synthetic Biology, Protein Engineering or Metabolic Engineering.
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Title:Shipping & Receiving Clerk Location:Newton, IA
Position Summary:
The purpose of this job is to provide administrative support for the shipping and receiving documentation of all incoming and outgoing truck and rail products as well as any other administrative support requested by the plant leadership
Requirements:
Education Required: Associates or equivalent work experience required.
Experience Required: Transportation and or Logistics experience preferred.
Skills Required: Ability to use office equipment as described in job description, comprehensive math, algebraic and logic skills, good organizational skills, good oral and written skills, and ability to use spreadsheet and word processing software.
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