Operations Engineer

Job ID
Position Location(s)
US-SD-Sioux Falls
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Travel Required


At POET Plant Management, we are passionate about operational excellence. Our team focuses on problem-solving, teamwork, and leadership which results in ongoing improvements throughout the fleet of 28 state-of-the-art POET bioprocessing facilities.  We work hard, we play hard, and we drive results!


The Operations Engineer analyzes real time bioprocessing facility data to idenfity opportunities to improve performance throughout the POET fleet. This position designs and drives continuous improvement projects, is exposed to all facets of bioprocessing facility operations and becomes a subject matter expert in many areas of operation.  Team members will collaborate with the POET team to troubleshoot, innovate, optimize, and identify areas of improvement.  The Operations Engineer also provides leadership and mentoring to our Process Engineer team within POET Plant Management.


A successful Operations Engineer is:


A leader and role model



Never Satisfied



Self Directed



To perform the essential functions of this position successfully, an individual should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required; chemical, mechanical, or agricultural engineering degree preferred
  • 5 years of experience in an operating plant environment such as grain processing, food processing, or chemical processing required
  • Additional training in Microbiology is preferred
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability and willingness to learn new software applications 
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills as well as the ability to adapt to change

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POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.


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