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POET Engineering Intern in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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 biofuels in the world.

ABOUT POET BIOREFINING

Our 28 Biorefining facilities produce over 2 billion gallons of ethanol, 5 million tons of Dakota Gold distillers grain animal feed and 600 million pounds of our Voila® corn oil. That’s a lot of product! In addition, we provide CO2 to the beverage industry and contribute to sustainable roadways. We also buy 650 million bushels of corn per year from local producers. It is our role at POET Biorefining to ensure safe, efficient, and profitable operations at each facility.

JOB SUMMARY

The Engineering Intern will assist the POET Biorefining team supporting the safe and efficient operation of the Biorefineries. The Engineering Intern will be responsible for analyzing data, developing reports, suggesting improvements, and facilitating the implementation of projects. The intern must be able to effectively work in a team environment both on site with the operations team as well as with contacts at the Biorefineries.

DURING A TYPICAL DAY (IF THERE IS ONE):

  • Assist with the operations oversight of POET Biorefineries.

  • Complete data analysis of process information.

  • Recommend improvements to Biorefinery processes.

  • Develop implementation plans for continuous improvement projects.

  • Travel to biorefineries for training, project analysis, and meetings.

  • 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 skills may be put to a lot of other uses!

CHARACTERISTICS OF A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE:

  • Junior or senior level status majoring in an accredited Engineering program.

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

  • You communicate effectively in writing and in person.

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

  • Some travel may be required.

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, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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Job ID2019-3796

Employment TypeIntern

CategoryInternship

ShiftDay

Travel RequiredUp to 25%

Position Location(s)US-SD-Sioux Falls

FLSA StatusNon-Exempt

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