Facilities Technician

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Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Plant Operations
Travel Required
FLSA Status
Position Location(s)



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 bio-based products in the world. Beyond our world-class culture, POET team members enjoy competitive pay and benefits including;

  • $19 per hour 
  • SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm 
  • Attractive Relocation Assistance and Bonus Programs for qualifying positions and/or locations
  • Competitive pay, including shift premium pay for qualifying positions
  • Quarterly Profit-Sharing Bonuses, and Bi-Annual Incentive Bonuses
  • Individual and family plans for health, dental, & vision insurance, including a generous employer Health Savings Account contribution
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • A multifaceted wellness program encompassing the whole person – mentally, physically, and spiritually
  • Onsite fitness centers or fitness reimbursements
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Excellent work-life balance with a 'family-first' culture
  • Safety and cold weather gear reimbursements
  • Discounted home and auto insurance



The Facilities Technician is assigned the responsibility for the site in regards to cleaning, minor maintenance, and grounds keeping, to make sure the production environment is in a suitable, compliant condition for Safe Food/Safe Feed – and/or FSSC certification to be maintained.



  • Sweep and power-wash floors, walls, and equipment in process areas utilizing industrial equipment for larger projects.
  • Remove dust, corn and feed products from facility grounds, building floors and walls on all levels and in all areas of the facility, including atop silos.
  • Operate POET heavy equipment for maintenance and cleanup of process and grounds areas (skid steers, loaders, industrial vacuum equipment & other equipment as needed).
  • Aid in removing snow from sidewalks and roadways parking areas and spreading snow melting chemicals and sand.
  • General grounds maintenance may include; mowing and weed maintenance, chemical application, and grounds debris removal.
  • Identify and communicate equipment repair needs through POET’s maintenance workflow system
  • Foster a culture of safe behavior and environmental and food safety compliance at all times
  • Maintain a team environment at all times and champion POET in the community
  • Since we’re all about teamwork and getting the job done, your skills may be put to a lot of other uses!



  • A high school diploma or equivalent education
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Practical decision-making
  • General safety awareness and willingness to take direction on task completion
  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently on various projects
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills as well as the ability to adapt to change
  • You know the basics of Microsoft Office Suite. You’re capable of learning new programs



  • Culture is king at POET. We’re all on the same team. We always communicate. And we park our egos at the door. These aren’t just slogans on our walls. It’s our code.
  • 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.
  • Due to the physical and safety sensitive nature of this job, you will be subject to a physical and expected to pass a drug screen during the pre-screen process. During employment, you’ll be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
  • This position is exposed to work in multiple environments. The team member may be exposed to high noise levels, moving mechanical parts, dusty conditions, internal and external temperature/weather conditions, and chemicals.
  • This role has some physical requirements that our team members will need to be able to perform, such as:
  • Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as hard hats, gloves, safety glasses, steel-toed boots, and hearing protection.
  • Working at extreme heights (approximately 150 ft), in confined spaces, and in extreme temperatures from -20 to +100 degrees Fahrenheit, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Be able to use the following equipment/tools, with training provided (not all encompassing): pressure washer, telehandler, end loader, forklift, bobcat sweeper, shovel, broom, shovel, ladder, and other heavy equipment.
  • Frequently:
    • Walk on slippery surfaces
    • Stand for extended periods of time
    • Climb ladders and several flights of stairs
    • Grip with a force of up to 20lbs
    • Push and pull with a force of up to 30lbs
    • Bend forward while standing
    • Use repetitive arm motions to wipe down and maintain work area
  • Occasionally:
    • Lift up to 50lbs, with or without assistance
    • Carry up to 50lb, with or without assistance
    • Be in awkward back, shoulder, wrists, and hand positions
  • Since we are all about team work, you may be asked to help other roles that have their own unique set of physical requirements.

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POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). POET complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding hiring and employment. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.


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