Scale 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.



POET Grain is a leader in the grain markets, buying more than 600 million bushels of grain each year.

As a Scale Technician, core duties are operating the grain scale(s) and the computer systems to ensure the quality of inbound and outbound products. The Scale Technician is also responsible for clerical duties related to the grain origination/merchandising operations within the local grain team including contract administration, ticket application and grain settlement processing.



  • Operate truck scales and computer systems and promote excellent customer service with external customers/grain haulers at all times.
  • Accurately grade all quality factors of inbound grains.
  • Apply scale tickets to contracts.
  • Work within the grain accounting system to set up new accounts.
  • Grain contract administration; filing contracts, mailing contracts (inbound & outbound mail), managing contract signatures and maintain audit ready contract files.
  • Provide accounting support to Grain Merchandisers.
  • Perform housekeeping duties necessary to maintain a clean work inside and outside of the scale house area.
  • Telephone reception as-needed.
  • 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!



  • One (1) to five (5) years of administrative assistant or accounting experience or other agriculture customer service experience preferred with a demonstrated background of success.
  • Consistently demonstrate a high level of customer service with a positive, friendly attitude.
  • The ability to show up to work on time and work beyond normal business hours as-needed.


  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills as well as the ability to embrace change.
  • Able to prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Exercise good business judgment and discretion.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and in person.
  • Ability to learn the technical and day-to-day operation of a bioprocessing facility.
  • Know the basics of Microsoft Office Suite and capable of learning new programs.
  • Work in an honest and ethical manner; maintaining confidentiality on all business-related matters in addition to following all company policies & procedures.
  • Strive to maintain a team environment with all other departments within the organization.
  • Bonus Points:
    • Grain accounting experience
    • Thorough knowledge of grain receiving/grading procedures



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 operates in an office environment.
  • Team members will be required to adhere to all safety requirements in all work environments.
  • This role has some physical requirements that our team members will need to be able to perform, such as:
  • Standing approximately 90% of the time while working on a personal computer.
  • occasionally lifting fifty (50) pounds or less.

 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 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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