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Production Operator

Company: POET
Location: Iowa Falls
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

ABOUT POET 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 biobased products in the world. Beyond our world-class culture, POET team members enjoy competitive pay and benefits including; * Health, dental, & vision insurance * A multifaceted wellness program encompassing the whole person - mentally, physically, and spiritually. We support health freedoms and personal choices. * 401K with company match * Premium pay for qualifying positions * Quarterly profit sharing * Paid time off and paid holidays * Tuition reimbursement * Onsite fitness centers or fitness reimbursements * Safety and cold weather gear, and more! JOB SUMMARY The Production Operator/Plant Technician is responsible for the operation of processing equipment, testing equipment, sample collection, data documentation, and housekeeping activities as outlined by standard operating procedures. DURING A TYPICAL DAY (IF THERE IS ONE) * Operate and maintain plant equipment and facilities. * Perform and document basic maintenance and repairs of plant equipment. * Assist the maintenance team with equipment associated with plant processes. * Maintain accurate and timely logs. * Collect and analyze samples * Help to keep your plant clean by following the sanitation schedule. * Keep your plant safe by fostering a culture of safe behavior and environmental compliance. * 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! STRENGTHS OF A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE * High school diploma or equivalent required. * Experience requirements: * Plant Technician I: experience in a production environment preferred. * Plant Technician II: Documented successful performance as a Plant Technician I or equivalent work experience required. * Plant Technician III: Documented proficiency in the skills listed in the Plant Technician III Skills Checklist. * Working knowledge in math, reading comprehension and mechanical reasoning required. * Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills are required. * Experience with software systems, such as Maximo, preferred. * 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. GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES 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. WORK ENVIRONMENT * 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. * 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. You may be exposed to high noise levels, moving mechanical parts, dusty conditions, internal and external temperature/weather conditions, and chemicals. * 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. 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.

Keywords: POET, Des Moines , Production Operator, Professions , Iowa Falls, Iowa

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