• Mechanical Engineer

    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Travel Required
    Up to 25%
    Position Location(s)
    US-SD-Sioux Falls
    FLSA Status


    The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the design, implementation, and specification of mechanical systems and associated tasks. The Mechanical Engineer works under the guidance of Senior Engineers to complete assignments and develop knowledge and skills. The Mechanical Engineer is required to have knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within their field.



    • Analyze and design process piping systems, various equipment, HVAC systems, and plumbing systems.
    • Develop specifications for process piping systems, various equipment, HVAC, plumbing systems, and various pieces of equipment.
    • Work with vendors and contractors on various projects, including bid packages, ordering materials and equipment, and aiding in installation oversight.
    • Review and award vendor contracts, review and approve vendor drawings, and work with project teams in defining project needs.
    • Meet all safety, budget, and schedule requirements.
    • Assist in new technology research and testing to improve processes.
    • Assist with on-site commissioning and start-up activities.
    • Provide on-going engineering support to other POET groups and facilities.
    • Foster a culture of safe behavior and environmental compliance at all times.
    • Maintain a team environment at all times and champion POET in the community.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree or greater in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent engineering field, required.
    • Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering examination preferred.
    • Knowledge of 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.




    This position is largely self-directed and requires a thorough understanding of company policy, procedures, and values.  Team members will be required to adhere to all safety requirements at all times and in all work environments.  This position operates in an office environment, as well as a plant, and/or construction environment.  The team member may be exposed to high noise levels, moving mechanical parts, dusty conditions, internal and external temperature/weather conditions, and chemicals.


    Travel with some overnight stays is required, up to 50%.


    Specific physical requirements may include:

    • Sitting for approximately 90% of the time while working on a personal computer.
    • Occasionally lifting weight up to sixty (60) pounds or less.
    • Climbing several flights of stairs and ladders.
    • Occasionally bending, twisting, and turning while lifting weights of less than fifty (50) pounds.
    • Walking of two (2) or more miles per day.
    • Working at heights, in confined spaces, and at temperatures from -20 to +100 degrees.
    • Standing for extended periods of time.
    • Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

    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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