• Process Development Engineer

    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Travel Required
    Up to 25%
    Position Location(s)
    FLSA Status
  • POET Process Development Engineers turn dreams and back-of-the napkin ideas into real life commercialized solutions. From idea generation to experiment design to pilot scale trials that progress to commercialization, our Process Development Engineers work with the industry’s best to create valuable technology for POET.





    • You enjoy solving problems. You don’t get flustered when things don’t go according to plan. You love taking on challenges and finding creative solutions.
    • You are a curious individual, you’re not afraid to ask questions as you’re always looking to improve and understand how things work.
    • You love getting your hands dirty and learning how things work.
    • You communicate effectively with sound technical writing abilities. You can explain complicated engineering terminology to a non-technical audience in a way they understand.
    • You pay attention to the details. For you, anything worth doing is worth doing right, every time.
    • You’re a learner. You’re not afraid of taking on new things and stretching yourself.


    A TYPICAL DAY (if there is one…)


    • Design projects, set up and run experiments that solve critical business issues or have the potential to progress POET’s commercial goals.
    • Work with (and in!) a multitude of different scientific and engineering disciplines.
    • Generate, compile and analyze data, lots and lots of data!
    • Translate results and recommendations to diverse audiences in a way that everyone can understand.
    • Investigate new opportunities related to business needs.
    • Since we’re all about teamwork and getting the job done, your skills may be put use to helping other team member’s projects or experiments!



    • Degree, or equivalent work experience, in Chemical Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Agricultural & Biological Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry or similar field of study.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs to write emails, conduct research, write experiments, present scientific findings.


    • Specialized training and/or certifications in a related field.
    • Specific knowledge of bio-based technologies and development processes.
    • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within process engineering in a production plant utilizing agricultural feedstock.
    • Experience with DCS control, simulation software (ChemCad/Aspen), LIMS, SharePoint, Maximo and other software programs.

    To review a complete job description click here.


    Click here to learn more about the perks of being a POET Team Member.


    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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