Facilities Maintenance Technician

Job ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Travel Required
FLSA Status
Position Location(s)
US-SD-Sioux Falls



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 is a unique company. We aim every day to be world class in all that we do. Taking care of and supporting our team members is no exception. The Facilities Maintenance Technician position assists in maintaining the facilities to have safe, clean operating conditions, performing preventive maintenance, and resolving immediate operational and/or safety concerns.



  • Assist in maintaining the facilities’ electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems, building structures, flooring, office furniture, appliances, grounds, snow removal, and vehicles.
  • Maintains tools and/or equipment for the purpose of ensuring the availability of equipment in safe operating condition.
  • Perform a daily walk through and complete a checklist to document current operating conditions of the buildings. This includes; mechanical rooms, restrooms, conference rooms, work rooms and kitchenettes.       
  • Check vehicles daily for cleanliness and schedule maintenance.
  • Order, distribute, and maintain inventories of lighting components, appliance filters, maintenance items, paper and other miscellaneous consumable products used throughout the site.
  • 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!



  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 5-7 years previous experience in facility maintenance.
  • Basic electrical, plumbing, HVAC, building maintenance and repair experience.
  • Great organizational skills and extreme attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks & manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Possess and consistently demonstrate a strong 'customer first' work ethic.
  • Consistently utilize, deploy & apply the necessary safety clothing, tools, & equipment in completing all assignments.
  • 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.
  • In this role, you’ll be asked to drive a POET vehicle. A motor vehicle record check will be conducted during the preemployment process.
  • Team members will be required to adhere to all safety requirements in all work environments.
  • This position operates in multiple environments, including an office and an outside environment.
  • In the office, the team member will work on a personal computer.
  • In the outside environment, the team member may be exposed to noise, heat, and other elements.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the team member will be exposed to moving, mechanical parts, dusty conditions, high noise levels, internal and external temperature/weather conditions, and exposed to chemicals.
  • Specific physical requirements include:
    • On occasion this individual will lift up to 100 pounds or heavy boxes.
    • Occasionally bending, twisting, and turning while lifting weights of less than fifty (50) pounds.
    • Walking of 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.
    • Elevated work is required.
    • Data entry while seated for greater than one (1) hour.


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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