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POET Maintenance Intern in Caro, Michigan


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.


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.


The Maintenance Intern will work with Maintenance Technicians and Plant Technicians to learn plant systems and sub-systems from a maintenance perspective. Team members in this role will learn the safe and efficient repair, and the preventative maintenance and cleaning on all plant equipment.


  • Learn plant systems and sub-systems with regard to operation of pump/valve/meter systems.

  • Complete daily checklists with water testing and treatment procedures.

  • Perform preventative maintenance procedures within the Maximo system.

  • Work alongside Maintenance Technicians performing project work orders.

  • Respond to reactive situations if the need arises (from a maintenance perspective).

  • Learn operations of the biorefinery, including the DCS system.

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


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Must be pursuing education in a field related to industrial maintenance or operation and enrolled at an accredited educational institution.

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

  • You know the basics of Microsoft Office Suite. You’re capable of learning new programs.


  • 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. The team member may be exposed to high noise levels, moving mechanical parts, dusty conditions, internal and external temperature/weather conditions, and chemicals.

  • Some travel may be required.

  • 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.

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 ID2020-4193

Employment TypeIntern



Travel RequiredUp to 25%

Position Location(s)US-MI-Caro

FLSA StatusNon-Exempt