Commodity Specialist
POET Plant Management - Sioux Falls, SD - Sioux Falls, SD

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The Commodities Specialist will support the efficient operations of commodity programs within the Poet Biorefining group. Commodities includes: grain, ethanol, DDGS, and corn oil. Area of support will include proper receiving, load-out, storage, handling, regulatory compliance, procedure development, and optimization projects. The Commodity Specialist must have excellent communication skills and effectively work in a team environment. They must be willing to travel and work with both on site operations and the process engineering group.

To perform the essential functions of this position successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical, Ag or Mechanical Engineering or a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Sciences or Agriculture Systems Management is preferred. An exceptional candidate with a 2 year degree and 5+ years of experience in an operating plant environment such as grain processing, or food processing could be considered. Experience in rail car loading, truck unloading, truck loading, grading grain to USDA specifications, weighing, inventory management, and safe grain handling is preferred. Experience in start-up and optimization of corn dry milling process helpful, including data base experience is preferred. Prefer knowledge and understanding of OSHA and EPA regulations. Experience in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint and the ability and willingness to learn new software applications is required. Excellent organizational skills, communications skills, the ability to multi-task, and most importantly, the ability to work well in a team.

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.

WHY WORK FOR POET?
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.
BENEFITS
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 Tobacco free campus Tuition reimbursement Team member assistance program
ABOUT POET
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.

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