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POET BIO - Electrician Intern in Ashton, Iowa


Our 28 bioprocessing facilities produce over 1.9 billion gallons of ethanol, 5 million tons of Dakota Gold distillers grain animal feed and 600 million pounds of our Voila® corn oil each year. 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 bioprocessing to ensure safe, efficient, and profitable operations at each facility.


The Electrician Intern will work with the Plant Electrician to learn plant systems and sub-systems from an electrical perspective. Team Members in this role will learn how to safely and efficiently repair electrical issues throughout the plant. Team Members will work with the Operations and Maintenance Departments to ensure all electrical and instrumentation equipment is working up to standard.


  • Troubleshoot electrical equipment throughout the plant.

  • Work alongside the Plant Electrician performing project work orders.

  • Run conduit and work with Sioux Falls Automation Team on new equipment installations.

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

  • Respond to reactive situations if the need arises (from an electrical perspective). An example of this would be to troubleshoot an actuator that is not functioning properly.

  • Since we’re all about teamwork and getting the job done, your skill may be put to a lot of other uses!


  • You are highly energetic and eager to solve problems.

  • You pay attention to the details. For you, anything worth doing is worth doing right.

  • You’re a team player and know the importance of working together.

  • You have an optimistic attitude.

  • You’re a learner. You’re not afraid of taking on new things and stretching yourself.

  • You’re not afraid to ask questions.

  • You are currently enrolled in a tech school in the electrical field.

  • You have knowledge of standard electrical equipment and work practices.

  • You have 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.

    to learn more about the perks of being a POET Team Member!

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.

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Job ID2019-3482

Employment TypeIntern

CategoryPlant Operations


Travel RequiredNone

Position Location(s)US-IA-Ashton

FLSA StatusNon-Exempt