• BIO - Maintenance Manager

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    Regular Full-Time
    Travel Required
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  • The Maintenance Manager is responsible for supervising all positions within the Maintenance Department, including the Maintenance Supervisor, and will work collectively with the Plant Management team to coordinate and discuss plans to maximize biorefinery performance. Team members in this position are in charge of coordinating and supporting the biorefinery maintenance team and contractors to achieve a safe and efficient completion of the workload. The Maintenance Manager is also accountable for developing preventative maintenance schedules for process equipment and maintaining up-to-date Standard Operating Procedures. POET biorefineries operate on a 24-hour continuous schedule. Team member must be available as needed.


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

    • High school diploma or equivalent required.

    • Post-Secondary Education or other formal training in a technical field preferred.

    • 5 or more years’ experience in a manufacturing/processing environment required.

    • 5 years of supervisory and/or managerial experience is preferred.

    • Knowledge of cGMP food regulations and compliance with POET biorefinery regulations preferred.

    • Knowledge of principles of equipment reliability, predictive and preventative maintenance, and maintenance planning preferred.

    • Knowledge of maintenance procedures for centrifuges, drying equipment, boilers, cooling towers, chillers, air compressors, pumps, valves, electrical circuits and equipment and 4-20 milliamp instrumentation required.

    • Experience with fabrication, welding, cutting; repair of equipment such as gearboxes and agitator assemblies; boiler operations and water chemistry; material handling systems such as conveyors; preventative/proactive maintenance practices, fabrication and repair of metal/plastic piping systems; and instrument and electrical work.

    • Experience with electrical work and repairs, welding, fabricating, concrete work, hydraulics, pneumatic and fluid processes, and ability to read schematic drawings preferred.

    • Experience with Maintenance management systems such as Maximo is preferred.

    • Working knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations for both construction and manufacturing environments.

    • 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.


    To review a complete job description click here.


    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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