Boiler Technician B

Job ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Plant Operations
Rotating Day/Night
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;

  • $58,000 - $72,000 annual salary including night shift differential & overtime + $2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS! 
  • $$ Competitive BONUS opportunities - up to SIX bonuses per year (Quarterly Profit Sharing & Value Share)
  • Open to relocating? We offer an attractive Relocation Assistance and Bonus Program! (See more details below about Preston, MN) 
  • Schedule: Days 7:00 am-7:00 pm & Nights 7:00 pm-7:00 am (Rotation every 6 weeks)
  • Active 1B Class Minnesota Boiler Engineer License is required
  • We Hire Veterans! 
  • 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- 40 hours of PTO available on Day 1, on top of a biweekly PTO accrual program!
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Excellent work-life balance with a 'family-first' culture
  • Safety and cold weather gear reimbursements
  • Discounted home and auto insurance




Welcome to Preston, MN! 


Preston, MN is located 40 minutes from Rochester and 1 hour from Austin, Winona, and La Crosse, WI. Get the best of both worlds with small town living AND the convenience to nearby big cities! Preston offers a housing mix of single family living, senior living, and apartments for all ages. Fillmore Central School has a strong Community Education Program which includes School Readiness options. Preston is fortunate to have high quality healthcare at their fingertips. If you enjoy the outdoors, you will love Preston as it’s connected to 60 + miles of cold water trout fishing streams. You can bike, hike, canoe, kayak, tube, and more. The fun is endless no matter the season. Learn more about Preston, MN https://prestonmn.org/living-in-preston/.



The Boiler Technician B is responsible for the operation of all plant processing equipment and performing routine maintenance in a highly automated chemical facility.  In the area of maintenance, the Boiler Technician B is responsible for the safe and efficient repair, maintenance and cleaning of all equipment associated with bioprocessing processes.  Team members in this position are required to maintain knowledge of the process flow, computerized equipment and be aware of hazards associated with the process as well as understand and execute standard operating procedures.  Continuous plant operation requires 12-hour shift work.  Team member must be able to adapt to 12-hour workdays and be able to meet call-in requirements as needed. 


Schedule: Days 7:00 am-7:00 pm & Nights 7:00 pm-7:00 am (Rotation every 6 weeks)



  • Learn, maintain and operate all processes associated with the plant where required.
  • Responsible for performing repairs and maintenance of plant equipment and documentation of activities.
  • Learn and operate DCS (Distributed Control System) for the plant.
  • Learn and perform basic electrical troubleshooting.
  • Follow procedures for plant start-up, shut-down, cleaning and batching.
  • Maintain accurate and timely logs.
  • Respond to collected data and make adjustments to optimize plant operation. Do quality control tests on product streams and make necessary adjustments.
  • Remove, install, rebuild, lubricate and clean all equipment associated with plant processes.
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks as directed.
  • Train new Plant Technicians in operation and maintenance of plant equipment.
  • Maintain a clean facility and follow the sanitation schedule completing all tasks as assigned.
  • Responsible for notifying management team of safety, environmental, quality and production concerns, problems and opportunities.
  • 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.
  • Since we’re all about teamwork and getting the job done, your skill may be put to a lot of other uses!

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  • Active 1B Class Minnesota Boiler Engineer License is required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 2 or more years of experience in a production environment: fabrication, welding, torching, cutting, gearbox repair, pump alignment, material handling systems, preventative maintenance, instrument and electrical work preferred.
  • Experience with software systems, such as Maximo, required.
  • Working knowledge in math, reading comprehension and mechanical reasoning required.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills are required.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills as well as the ability to embrace change.
  • 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.
  • Up to 50% travel will be part of the norm for this position to visit the bioprocessing facilities, meetings and site visits. At times overnight travel may be required.
  • The work environment at POET is dynamic. You should expect a balance between time spent in the office and at the bioprocessing facility, which may include some physical labor helping your team members.
  • 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 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, respirators (depending on the location), hazardous material suit, hearing protection, and harness.
    • Working at extreme heights (approximately 150 ft), in confined spaces, and in extreme temperatures from -20 to +100 degrees Fahrenheit, both indoors and outdoors. Due to the nature of the work, the areas can be dusty at times.
    • Must be able to use the following equipment/tools, with training provided (not all encompassing): ladders, welding equipment, press, power washers, various hand tools, shovels, forklift, dollies, pulley hoist, overhead hoist, and bandsaw.
    • Continuously:
      • Climb stairs
      • Walk indoors and outdoors, sometimes over rough, uneven, or wet surfaces
    • Frequently
      • Be in awkward back, shoulder, wrists, and hand positions
      • Bend forward while standing
      • Reach overhead
      • Pull up to 40lbs
      • Kneel and crouch for up to 15 minutes at a time
    • Occasionally:
      • Pull up to 95lbs, with or without assistance
      • Lift and carry up to 50lbs, with or without assistance
      • Grip with a force of up to 80lbs
      • Sit for 15 minutes on a stool, sometimes rotation sitting
      • Pinch with a force of 20lbs
      • Push up to 20lbs
    • Since we are all about team work, you may be asked to help other roles that have their own unique set of physical requirements.


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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