Planner and Scheduler

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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



As the Planner/Scheduler, you will be responsible for the daily, weekly and outage planning and scheduling of maintenance activities. You will be an integral part of a best-in-class maintenance program working with site leadership on priorities and coordinating contractors planning processes through accuracy, efficiency, and collaboration.




  • Assure all work orders are planned for Environmental, Health & Safety and Quality
  • Assure all work orders have necessary technical components to execute high quality work from POET and contractor staff alike
  • Coordinate with other POET Bioprocessing resources and contractors as needed to develop accurate work order plans and minimize issues due to planning problems
  • Assure all WO’s are in the proper status by identified timeframes to complete work consistent with priority status
  • Perform Outage planning and scheduling year around
  • Contractor Coordinator


  • Own completion of weekly schedule one week in advance lead weekly meeting to complete/communicate the 1-week work schedule.
  • Schedule Maintenance Technicians available hours weekly to >90%
  • Coordinate with the Operations team to ensure all activities are scheduled consistent with production targets while also maintaining Safety and Environmental standards
  • Since we’re all about teamwork and getting the job done, your skill may be put to a lot of other uses!



  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Experience in maintenance and enterprise asset management [EAM] systems; IBM Maximo, E-Business Suite, UpKeep, SAP ERP Suite, IFS Cloud, Flix, Ramco Enterprise, Maintenance Connection, or similar.
  • Uptime Elements Maintenance Reliability Certification or equivalent certification is also a plus.
  • You have the ability to achieve and maintain forklift certification.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills as well as the ability to embrace change.
  • You communicate effectively in writing and in person.
  • You have the ability to understand technical and day to day operation of a bioprocessing facility.
  • You know the basics of Microsoft Office Suite. You’re capable of learning new programs.


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.
  • 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 is exposed to work in multiple environments, including plant, laboratory, as well as an office environment. The team member may be exposed to high noise levels, moving mechanical parts, dusty conditions, internal and external temperature/weather conditions, and chemicals.
  • 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.
  • Specific physical requirements may include:
    • Occasionally lifting weight up to sixty (60) pounds.

    • Climbing several flights of stairs and ladders.

    • Opening valves.

    • Occasionally bending, twisting and turning while lifting weight of less than fifty (50) pounds.

    • Data entry while seated for greater than one (1) hour.

    • Walking up to two (2) or more miles per day.

    • Pushing brooms, shovels, etc.

    • 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).

    • Using hand and power tools.


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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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