POET

Logistics Intern - Summer 2024

Job ID
2023-6484
Employment Type
Intern
Category
Internship
Shift
Day
Travel Required
None
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt
Position Location(s)
US-KS-Wichita

 

ABOUT POET

At POET, it is our mission to be good stewards of the Earth by converting renewable resources to energy and other valuable goods as effectively as humanly possible. For over thirty years our drive and passion to change the world has enabled us to become the largest producer and marketer of bioethanol and leader in biobased products in the world. Beyond our world-class culture, POET team members enjoy competitive pay and perks including;

  • A multifaceted wellness program encompassing the whole person – mentally, physically, and spiritually
  • Onsite fitness centers or fitness reimbursements 
  • Safety and cold weather gear, and more!

The POET Never Satisfied Internship openings are for Summer 2024. We post Internships in September with the intent to have interns selected by January 1st each year.

 

JOB SUMMARY

POET Biofuels is proud to be a 2022 Wichita Business Journal Best Places to Work Honoree. When we show up each day, we look forward to using our talents to change the world and add value to society. We are a global leader in the energy and agricultural space.  We started as a supplier of fuel ethanol, and have grown into a multi-commodity marketing and transportation company providing solutions in fuels, grains, and carbon dioxide markets. 

 

As a LOGISTICS INTERN, you will support Poet Biofuels schedulers, dispatch groups, and production facilities while interacting with our commercial business partners. One of the highlights of previous internships has been the real-world experience working alongside our permanent employees performing the same duties as expected upon permanent employment as well as exploring potential opportunities for company efficiency and/or growth.  Sound intimidating? Don’t worry. If you are a problem solver, detail oriented, a good team player, effective communicator and are looking for an opportunity with a strong, growing company in an exciting industry, we can provide you all the necessary training and tools to be successful.

 

THIS JOB MAY BE FOR YOU IF

 

  • You enjoy receiving a paycheck and are available to work around 40 hours during the summer of 2024. 
  • You have, or are working towards a Bachelor’s degree in a business or supply-chain related field from an accredited university and your GPA is reflective of the quality of work you typically do.
  • You know the basics of Microsoft’s Office Suite, but are proficient in MS Excel, and capable of learning new programs.
  • You communicate effectively. You write well and speak articulately. You are comfortable communicating in writing and over the phone.
  • You are self-motivated and enjoy exceeding someone else’s expectations.
  • You are a learner, not afraid of taking on new things and stretching yourself. You are not afraid to ask questions, as you’re always looking to improve and help others.
  • You pay attention to the details but also see the “big picture.” For you, anything worth doing is worth doing right, every time.
  • You are self-aware and when faced with uncertainty you exhibit poise, agility, and open- mindedness to minimize the stress of the situation.

 

A TYPICAL DAY

 

  • Create Shipping orders (SO)   
  • Enter Bills of Lading (BOL)
  • Forecasting customer demand for product
  • Forecasting Bioprocessing facility production and inventory
  • Dispatch shipments with partner carriers and verify delivery details
  • Communicate production, inventory and shipment forecasts and status to both internal and external counterparties
  • Since we are all about teamwork and getting the job done, your skills may be put to a lot of other uses!

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

 

  • Culture is king at POET. We are all on the same team. We always communicate.  We park our egos at the door. These aren’t just slogans on our walls. It’s part of who we are.
  • We have an open work environment, with no offices. We are all in this together and we work close together.
  • We work hard. We play hard. We have frequent team events, from bowling to BBQs to charity activities. 
  • We also expect that everyone will maintain a healthy work-life balance.  It’s the best way to optimize health, happiness and productivity over the long term.  
  • There is not a lot of physical labor, most of your time in the office will be at a desk.  Your longest walk will typically be to a meeting or to the break room to help yourself to one of the gourmet coffee\espresso selections or a piece of fresh fruit.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are to complete the online application and submit a resume and cover letter explaining why they seem to be well-suited for the opening. www.poet.com/careers

 

If you want to learn more about us, please visit us at www.poet.com

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