As a sales purchasing manager at White Mountain Biodiesel Stefan Kuhsel’s day to day job requirements encompass all logistics for scheduling reaction and distillation times to meet sales and incoming oil trucks, purchasing all used cooking oil and chemicals for reactions and selling biodiesel.
He works with digester owners for glycerin and water removal from the facility. Tank levels and truck timing are especially important in this aspect. Specific data is used to monitor usage of chemicals and used cooking oils and also biodiesel reaction, washing and storage.
Along with keeping inventory on all process parts including repair and maintenance for pipes, pumps, tanks, centrifuge, ion exchange, main reactor, and flash evaporator, the lab work includes testing all batches.
Jobs on the floor include pipe fitting, reacting biodiesel, distillation of methanol and glycerin and testing of all process tanks for operator ease and excellent production of Biodiesel.