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: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: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:Operator, Loader Location:Geismar, LA
Position Summary:
The Operator Loader is responsible for maintaining and operating the plant equipment safely and efficiently per established plans and procedures. The Operator Loader reports directly to the Operations Shift Supervisor while on shift.  The Operator Loader must be able to communicate process unit conditions to the Board Operator and Operations Shift Supervisor to jointly maintain good plant operation.
Requirements:
Education Required: High school diploma or GED certificate is required. 2-year technical training in process operations is preferred.
Experience Required: 1 or more years of petrochemical and/or refinery experience is required. Experience with the production of on-specification product is required.
Skills Required: Strong verbal and written communication skills, Process unit troubleshooting, Mechanical ability to inspect and perform minor repairs to area equipment, Basic knowledge of personal computers and office software, Task completion skills
Special skills or knowledge preferred: Feedstock offloading area troubleshooting
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Title:Paralegal Location:Ames, IA
Position Summary:
POSITION PURPOSE:   The purpose of this position is to support legal department with general corporate, compliance, and organizational matters.
Requirements:
Education Required: A bachelor’s or paralegal degree
Experience Required: 2-5 years paralegal experience in a general corporate practice preferred
Skills Required: Strong verbal and written communication skills, Extensive math and accounting skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word), Strong legal analysis, synthesis and communication skills, Superior attention to detail, Project management and problem solving
Special skills or knowledge preferred: Background in contracts, due diligence and compliance will be helpful
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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:
REG, Life Sciences seeks a highly motivated Research Associate 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.
Requirements:
Education Required: Bachelor’s degree - Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or a related discipline
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 Synthetic Biology techniques and principles
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Title:Scientist, Enzyme Engineer Location:South San Francisco, CA
Position Summary:
REG Life Sciences seeks an experienced enzyme engineer to support the development of high-performing biocatalysts for our industrial biotechnology platform. The successful candidate will apply their expertise in enzyme structure, function, and mechanism to guide evolutionary and rational enzyme engineering efforts. This will include the building, display, and interpretation of 3D models of enzymes and their substrates, the structural interpretation of mutational data, and the design of evolutionary strategies for continuous improvement of performance parameters such as catalytic proficiency, selectively, expression, folding, and stability. This position may include the design, construction, and analysis of enzyme libraries for HTP screening. This position will work closely with metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, bioanalytical chemistry, high-throughput screening, fermentation, and recovery engineering to support the development of commercial biocatalysts and processes.
Requirements:
Education Required: PhD (or equivalent industry experience) in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, or Equivalent.
Experience Required: 3+ years of Industrial research experience in enzyme engineering, preferably for industrial biotechnology applications.
Knowledge Required: Enzymology. Enzyme expression, folding, structure, function, mechanism, and engineering. Protein chemistry. Evolutionary engineering. ProSAR. J-mol, Pi-mol, RasMol or equivalent. Homology model construction and optimization. Substrate docking. Construction, display, and interpretation of 3D enzyme models. Proficiency in molecular biology and genetic engineering. Experience with statistics, JMP, molecular dynamics, and basic programming are useful but not essential.
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Title:Scientist, High-throughput Fermentation Location:South San Francisco, CA
Position Summary:
REG Life Sciences seeks an experienced microbial physiologist to develop and apply predictive high-throughput screens to quantitatively evaluate and identify improved industrial microorganisms. The successful candidate will apply their expertise in microbiology, metabolism, fermentation, and high-throughput experimentation to design and continuously optimize microscale (96-well) fermentations for use in the high-throughput screening of engineered microorganisms.  This will include the design and optimization of fermentation media, seed trains, induction and sampling schedules, automation protocols, the execution of high-throughput experiments to evaluate tens of thousands of microbial strains variants a week, and the collection, display, analysis and reporting of large data sets. This position will work closely with fermentation, bioprocess engineering, metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, bioanalytical chemistry, and automation to support the development of commercial biocatalysts and processes.
Requirements:
Education Required: PhD (or equivalent industry experience) in Biochemical Engineering, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or Equivalent.
Experience Required: 2-4 years of Industrial research experience in microbial fermentation, microbial physiology, and high-throughput experimentation.
Knowledge Required: Microbial physiology, metabolism, fermentation/bioprocessing, familiarity with common automated liquid handling robots, statistics, MS Excel.
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Title:Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs Location:Ames, IA
Position Summary:
The purpose of this job is to assist the Director of Corporate Affairs in the creation and implementation of a strategic, multi-faceted corporate affairs program focused on state government activities and designed to build and strengthen the organization’s role and reputation as a leader in our field in the states we have facilities and do business in as well as in states where we have developing markets.  The position will also assist in the development of a comprehensive government affairs strategy, oversee the implementation process of that strategy in key states, and also provide assistance in communications, grass roots programs, and special events.   
Requirements:
Education Required: 4 year bachelor’s degree – Political Science or related degree *Advanced degree preferred
Experience Required: 10 - 15 years in a government affairs role. Experience in both the government/legislative arena as well as experience in the private sector as a lobbyist or public affairs manager preferred
Skills Required: Strong verbal and written communication skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)
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