Senior Programmer - Valley Proteins

Senior Programmer - Valley Proteins

December 1, 2017
December 1, 2017
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Senior Programmer – Winchester, VA

151 Valpro Drive, Winchester, VA 22603

Become our next Senior Programmer and join the Valley Proteins, Inc. family. Talent like yours supports our Company’s continued success.

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Job Summary:

  • Design, prototype, and prepare systems, sub-systems, or programs that support business initiatives by coordinating with co-workers, clients, operations, technical support, and vendors
  • Assist with the preparation of test plans for the purpose of quality assurance testing of all software deliverables and product features
  • Enhance staff accomplishments and competence by answering technical and procedural questions and teaching improved processes
  • Designs and develops specifications for complex or cross-functional systems and data structures
  • Model business processes and data

Quick Facts

Location:Winchester, VA
Required Education:Bachelor's Degree
Years of Experience:5-9
Required Field:Information Technology or related
Benefits:Comprehensive healthcare, 401K, profit sharing
Company Founded:1949
# Employees:1900+
# Customers:60000+
Annual Sales:$400M+

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In ecology, sustainability (from sustain and ability) is the property of biological systems to remain diverse and productive indefinitely.
A biofuel is a fuel that is produced through contemporary biological processes, such as agriculture and anaerobic digestion, rather than a fuel produced by geological processes such as those involved in the formation of fossil fuels, such as coal and petroleum, from prehistoric biological matter.Biofuels can be derived directly from plants, or indirectly from agricultural, commercial, domestic, and/or industrial wastes.

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A biofuel is a fuel that is produced through contemporary biological processes, such as agriculture and anaerobic digestion, rather than a fuel produced by geological processes such as those involved in the formation of fossil fuels, such as coal and petroleum, from prehistoric biological matter.

Biofuels can be derived directly from plants, or indirectly from agricultural, commercial, domestic, and/or industrial wastes.[1] Renewable biofuels generally involve contemporary carbon fixation, such as those that occur in plants or microalgae through the process of photosynthesis. Other renewable biofuels are made through the use or conversion of biomass (referring to recently living organisms, most often referring to plants or plant-derived materials). This biomass can be converted to convenient energy-containing substances in three different ways: thermal conversion, chemical conversion, and biochemical conversion. This biomass conversion can result in fuel in solid, liquid, or gas form. This new biomass can also be used directly for biofuels.

Bioethanol is an alcohol made by fermentation, mostly from carbohydrates produced in sugar or starch crops such as corn, sugarcane, or sweet sorghum. Cellulosic biomass, derived from non-food sources, such as trees and grasses, is also being developed as a feedstock for ethanol production. Ethanol can be used as a fuel for vehicles in its pure form, but it is usually used as a gasoline additive to increase octane and improve vehicle emissions. Bioethanol is widely used in the United States and in Brazil. Current plant design does not provide for converting the lignin portion of plant raw materials to fuel components by fermentation.

Biodiesel can be used as a fuel for vehicles in its pure form, but it is usually used as a diesel additive to reduce levels of particulates, carbon monoxide, and hydrocarbons from diesel-powered vehicles. Biodiesel is produced from oils or fats using transesterification and is the most common biofuel in Europe.

In 2010, worldwide biofuel production reached 105 billion liters (28 billion gallons US), up 17% from 2009,[2] and biofuels provided 2.7% of the world's fuels for road transport. Global ethanol fuel production reached 86 billion liters (23 billion gallons US) in 2010, with the United States and Brazil as the world's top producers, accounting together for about 90% of global production. The world's largest biodiesel producer is the European Union, accounting for 53% of all biodiesel production in 2010.[2] As of 2011, mandates for blending biofuels exist in 31 countries at the national level and in 29 states or provinces.[3] The International Energy Agency has a goal for biofuels to meet more than a quarter of world demand for transportation fuels by 2050 to reduce dependence on petroleum and coal.[4] The production of biofuels also led into a flourishing automotive industry, where by 2010, 79% of all cars produced in Brazil were made with a hybrid fuel system of bioethanol and gasoline.[5]

There are various social, economic, environmental and technical issues relating to biofuels production and use, which have been debated in the popular media and scientific journals. These include: the effect of moderating oil prices, the "food vs fuel" debate, poverty reduction potential, carbon emissions levels, sustainable biofuel production, deforestation and soil erosion, loss of biodiversity, impact on water resources, rural social exclusion and injustice, shantytown migration, rural unskilled unemployment, and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions.


Virginia (/vərˈɪnjə/ (About this sound listen), UK: /vərˈɪni.ə/, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia) is a state in the Southeastern[6] and Mid-Atlantic[7] regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" due to its status as the first English colonial possession established in mainland North America,[8] and "Mother of Presidents" because eight U.S. presidents were born there, more than any other state. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's estimated population as of 2017 is over 8.4 million.[2]

The area's history begins with several indigenous groups, including the Powhatan. In 1607 the London Company established the Colony of Virginia as the first permanent New World English colony. Slave labor and the land acquired from displaced Native American tribes each played a significant role in the colony's early politics and plantation economy. Virginia was one of the 13 Colonies in the American Revolution and joined the Confederacy in the American Civil War, during which Richmond was made the Confederate capital and Virginia's northwestern counties seceded to form the state of West Virginia. Although the Commonwealth was under one-party rule for nearly a century following Reconstruction, both major national parties are competitive in modern Virginia.[9]

The Virginia General Assembly is the oldest continuous law-making body in the New World.[10] The state government was ranked most effective by the Pew Center on the States in both 2005 and 2008.[11] It is unique in how it treats cities and counties equally, manages local roads, and prohibits its governors from serving consecutive terms. Virginia's economy has many sectors: agriculture in the Shenandoah Valley; federal agencies in Northern Virginia, including the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); and military facilities in Hampton Roads, the site of the region's main seaport.

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Scholarship has impact on students, community
  –  January 7, 2018
If it weren’t for the Valley Proteins Fellows scholarship program, Ron Anderson might’ve given up on going back to school. Anderson, who has owned a painting business in Strasburg since 1995, said he felt that over the years he was working twice as ...
New biofuels feedstock: UPM receives certification for cultivation of crop in Uruguay
  –  January 15, 2018
the sustainability of biofuels is measured against 12 principles which have been approved by a wide variety of stakeholders including NGOs and UN agencies. These principles cover greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity, human rights and environmental and ...
Why the future of consumption is circular
  –  January 15, 2018
These can be used in new products and processes such as school desks, biofuels and gardening equipment. This example of how industry can lead environmental sustainability won the European Commission “Circular Economy Champion” prize for Fater ...
Aries Clean Energy Receives $25 Million Commitment of Project Equity from Spring Lane Capital
  –  January 14, 2018
We have heard many leaders in biofuels and biomaterials say the same thing ... the same gasification plant received recognition as a sustainability success with the Environmental Leader Product & Project Award. The award is national in scope from a leading ...
Environmental engineering event planned
  –  January 9, 2018
His research focuses on environmental sustainability through bioremediation of contaminated aquifers, transport of toxic chemicals, water footprint of biofuels, water treatment and reuse, and more. “This lecture series is a privileged opportunity to ...
MEPs raise ambition on transport with ‘sustainable’ biofuels
  –  November 29, 2017
Likewise, environmental NGOs are afraid that a high target for renewable energy in transport combined with a weak sustainability framework will drive consumption of crop-based biofuels because they are the cheaper option. “If you mix everything in a ...

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