Pro Staff

Plant Technician

Lake Crystal, MN
Nov 11, 2017
Jan 03, 2018
Pro Staff
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time
Pro Staff has an exciting opportunity in Lake Crystal at a large Biorefinery for a Plant Technician. This position is on a rotating shift - rotates on a 4 week basis. Compensation starting at $17/hr. 

The Plant Technician 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. 

Job Duties Include:
1. Learn, maintain and operate all processes associated with the plant where required.
2. Responsible for performing repairs and maintenance of plant equipment and documentation of activities.
3. Learn and operate DCS (Distributed Control System) for the plant.
4. Learn and perform basic electrical troubleshooting.
5. Follow procedures for plant start-up, shut-down, cleaning and batching.
6. Maintain accurate and timely logs.
7. Respond to collected data and make adjustments to optimize plant operation. Do quality control tests on product streams and make necessary adjustments.
8. Remove, install, rebuild, lubricate and clean all equipment associated with plant processes.
9. Perform preventative maintenance tasks as directed.
10. Maintain a clean facility and follow the sanitation schedule completing all tasks as assigned.
11. Responsible for notifying management team of safety, environmental, quality and production concerns, problems and opportunities.
12. Foster a culture of safe behavior and environmental compliance at all times.
13. Maintain a team environment at all times and champion POET in the community.
14. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements Include:
• 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.

Please submit your resume to  or apply online at

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