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:Operator Location:Okeechobee, FL
Position Summary:
The purpose of this job is to perform operational functions in order to benefit internal and external customers of Renewable Energy Group (REG), ensuring quality production, while maintaining clean, safe, and well-kept facilities.
Requirements:
Education required: High school education or equivalent
Experience required: 5 years process experience required, *3 - 5 years general work experience preferred, *Previous chemical processing or related experience preferred
Skills Required: Strong verbal and written communication skills, General knowledge of computers, Basic mechanical and electrical skills, Attention to detail
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Title:Process Development Associate II, Fermentation Location:South San Francisco, CA
Position Summary:
The purpose of this job is to coordinate with senior engineering staff in the design, execution, and scale-up of novel fermentation processes to produce biofuels and chemicals from a variety of biomass sources.
Requirements:
Education Required: 4 year Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology/ Chemical Engineering/Biotechnology or related scientific discipline
Experience Required: Bachelors +3-5 years of related industrial experience Masters + 0-2 years of related industrial experience
Skills Required: Strong verbal and written communication skills, Extensive quantitative and mathematical skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word), Experience in running fermentation experiments in lab scale fermenters (2-10 litres)
Special skills or knowledge preferred: Strong expertise in microbiology and biochemical engineering, with emphasis on fermentation, Strong expertise in microbiology methods, and understanding of analytical methods, Experience in running pilot plant equipment (20-1000 L fermenters)
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Title:Project Engineer Location:Ames, IA
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:Scientist, Metabolic Engineering Location:South San Francisco, CA
Position Summary:
REG, Life Sciences seeks a highly motivated Scientist to join the Metabolic Engineering 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. The purpose of this position is to support gene discovery and microbial strain development projects within the company and bring state of the art Molecular Biology/Synthetic Biology/Metabolic Engineering/Gene Discovery skills to the groups. In-depth knowledge of genetic engineering of bacteria, yeast and fungi, and basic knowledge of genome mining and de-novo genome assembly and annotation is required. Metabolic pathway elucidation and functional characterization of novel enzymes, and experience with working on P450 enzymes is advantageous. Good working knowledge of analytical techniques such as gas chromatography mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, and high-performance liquid chromatography is necessary. Makes detailed observations, analyzes data and interprets results. Investigates, creates and develops new methods and technologies for project advancement.
Requirements:
Education Required: PhD - Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Synthetic Biology, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry or related discipline. *Experience may substitute for some education
Experience Required: 0-2 years of academic or industrial experience
Skills Required: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Advanced math and accounting skills, Strong analytical skills, Familiarity with using automation equipment and basic knowledge of statistics
Special skills or knowledge preferred: Proficiency with state-of-the-art molecular biology techniques, Familiarity with state-of-the-art gene discovery methods, Familiarity with Synthetic Biology techniques and principles, Working knowledge of high-throughput screening / familiarity with robotic systems
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Title:Specialist, Operations Services Location:Ames, IA
Position Summary:
The purpose of this job is to assist with account and contract management, customer service relationships and invoicing process. This position is also responsible for learning all aspects of the Operations Services functions.
Requirements:
Education Required: 2 year associates degree – Accounting or related business degree **1-2 years – customer service, accounting, or related office management role may substitute
Experience Required: 0-2 years
Skills Required: Advanced Excel skills, Strong verbal and written communication skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), 10-key adding machine skills,
Special skills or knowledge preferred: JD Edwards, EKA, Sales Force, Commodity management software experience
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Title:Sr. Manager, National Accounts Location:Ames, IA
Position Summary:
The purpose of this job is to develop, implement and maintain effective and profitable sales and customer service with National Accounts, primarily in the truck fleet sector, both commercial and private carriers.  Position will be responsible for selling and marketing biodiesel, renewable diesel and blended transportation fuels in this market segment.  Incumbent will call directly on these national accounts, and work with existing petroleum distribution to service these accounts.
Requirements:
Education Required: 4 year degree in business related is preferred.
Experience Required: 10+ years experience selling transportation fuels to National Accounts is preferred.
Skills Required: Basic math skills, oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, ability to perform business functions, sales ability; ability to “close” a sale, technical skills related to biodiesel production, and interpersonal skills to build a trust relationship with manufactures, distributors and final customers.
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