Terminal Operator

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Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Plant Operations
Travel Required
FLSA Status
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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;

  • 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



POET Biofuels is 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. When we show up each day, we look forward to using our talents to change the world and add value to society.


The primary activities of a Terminal Operator have a significant impact on the business operations of POET Biofuels and its customers.  This role will focus on our Bulk Liquid Terminals business segment and requires discretion and independent judgment. The full-time logistics role will report to the Buda Terminal Supervisor.



  • Communication with fuel transportation drivers, terminal personnel, vendors and customers
  • Supervise the day-to-day operations of the terminal
  • Perform maintenance activities, promote safe work habits and a safe work environment
  • Ensure compliance with environmental standards and governmental regulations
  • Maintain time, work orders, material, equipment and other records
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair equipment problems to minimize downtime and ensure proper operation
  • Maintain vendor relationships
  • Ensure proper inventory levels are maintained and truck rack operations are functioning properly
  • Data entry and Reporting
  • Since we’re all about teamwork and getting the job done, your skills may be put to a lot of other uses!




  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • You enjoy variation of daily responsibilities with the ability to prioritize well
  • You have a minimum 2-5 years of experience in related field
  • You have a solid ability to self-direct
  • You have experience working with Microsoft Office products.
  • You have the ability to work in a team environment with limited oversight
  • You have high attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • You possess strong mechanical and electrical aptitude and ability
  • You have the ability to operate/troubleshoot a computerize control system – PLC a plus
  • Your communication and relational skills are strong
  • You have a proven track-record of exhibiting good problem-solving skills and being dependable & self-motivated
  • Experience with hazardous materials is a plus.



At POET we believe in developing our team members to their highest potential and recognizing contributions that add value to the organization. Each new team member’s position and compensation are carefully determined by considering their unique qualifications and skillset.



  • 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 the way we do things at POET.
  • While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk the premises.
  • The employee must meet physical requirements including but not limited to walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling up and/down ladders and stairs, negotiating uneven surfaces, and occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds.
  • Employee will be required to work shifts, overtime, weekend and holidays as needed and required. Employee will respond to call outs as needed and perform work in all types of temperatures and weather conditions
  • Due to the physical and safety sensitive nature of this job, you will be expected to pass a drug screen during the pre-screen process. During employment, you’ll be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

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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