Plant Technician

The Plant Technician I 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, Plant Technicians are responsible for the safe and efficient repair, maintenance and cleaning of all equipment associated with biorefining 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.

To perform the essential functions of this position successfully, an individual should be able to demonstrate and provide the following:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Experience in a production environment preferred.

  • 2 or more years of experience with 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, preferred.

  • Working knowledge in math, reading comprehension and mechanical reasoning required.

  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills are required.

  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability and willingness to learn new software applications.

  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills as well as the ability to adapt to change.

POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).? Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.


We believe POET stands alone as the most seasoned, accomplished and efficient force in biorefining. People like you made that happen.
With the right mix of creativity, hard work and team play, we can make great things happen for a lot of people. For you, there are many rewards:

  • Personal fulfillment -- sharpening your own expertise among the brightest, most seasoned in the industry

  • The energy that comes with developing an exploding new industry

  • Collaborating with colleagues who know how to get the job done right

  • Work that makes a real difference for thousands of people in communities across the country

  • Work that has significant global impact in both environmental and economic terms

  • A chance to make your mark on more than an industry, but a movement

This kind of responsibility may not be for everyone. If you're ready to take it on, we want to hear from you. This much we can guarantee: At POET, every day brings something new. We hope one of them brings us you.


POET offers a competitive benefit program that allows you to select the coverages that best fit your needs. The POET benefit plan includes:

  • PPO medical plans

  • Prescription drug plan

  • Dental plan and Vision plan

  • Health Saving's Account

  • Flexible spending accounts for health and child care expenses

  • 401(k) plan

  • 529 plan

  • Income protection plans (Short- and long-term disability)

  • Company paid term life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance (AD&D)

  • Supplemental life insurance

  • Supplemental accidental death & dismemberment insurance

  • Spouse and dependent life insurance plans

  • Paid time-off programs

  • Paid holidays

  • Profit sharing

  • Smoke free campus

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Team member assistance program


At POET, we believe in creativity from common sense. For more than two decades, we have had a relentless focus on developing technologies that make ethanol production more efficient. We strive to produce ethanol and other biorefined products with the smallest possible environmental footprint.
Today, we have a network of 27 plants in seven states with a capacity of more than 1.6 billion gallons of ethanol, 9 billion pounds of high protein animal feed and thousands of pounds of bio-based oils and lubricants. POET provides turnkey development, design, engineering, construction, management and marketing services for our plant network.
POET Engineers and scientists have developed technology and processes through rigorous testing at POET?s laboratories and pilot-scale ethanol plant. We have an integrated business model that combines technology development with expertise in construction, operations, risk management and marketing.
As a purpose-driven company, we remain true to our mission to reduce the reliance of the United States on foreign energy, to revitalize global agriculture and to provide a cleaner, affordable alternative to fossil fuels.


POET Biorefining, located near Alexandria, IN began full operations in April 2008. Our state-of-the-art ethanol production facility consumes over 21 million bushels of locally-grown corn to produce 68 million gallons of ethanol annually.
We proudly provide a high performance, environmentally friendly fuel as well as a premium, high-quality Dakota Gold? brand livestock feed for regional, national and international markets.
At POET Biorefining - Alexandria, we are pleased to be part of the Alexandria, IN community, employing approximately 40 people and enhancing the local economy with improved corn prices, value-added markets for farmers, good-paying jobs, and increased local tax revenue.

In a community cored by small town values, families are drawn together. In Alexandria, neighbors are friends and family knowing and caring for each other. Even a trip to the supermarket provides an opportunity to visit in this close knit community. Finding time for family is a cherished trait of Alexandria. When living here, enjoy the availability of reasonably priced apartment rentals, one of the strengths of Alexandria. Also, while you can appreciate small town life, the hustle and bustle of the busy city of Indianapolis is merely 45 miles to the northeast. With an opportunity for many jobs, enjoyable recreational activities, and the bond of neighbors, join the community of Alexandria today.


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