Temporary Facility Laborer - Summer! - Sioux Falls - job 635465


Date: 02/22/2021

City: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Employment type: Full-time


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.


The Facility Laborer is assigned responsibility for the commercial building site in regards to cleaning, maintenance, security, and parking, to make sure the surrounding environment is in a suitable condition to work.

This position is working during the summer months with flexible start/end dates; May-August timeframe. Monday - Friday between 8am - 5pm.


  • General landscaping may include; lawn care; watering, mowing and weed maintenance, trimming and replacing shrubs, applying organic lawn fertilizers, etc.

  • Internal building cleaning and maintenance; glass window cleaning, paint trim touch up, light bulb replacement, etc.

  • Access to and usage of facilities equipment to complete work throughout this campus.

  • Operating POET fleet vehicles for maintenance service and cleanup

  • General facility projects as needed; storage maintenance, painting, concrete caulking, etc.

  • 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!


  • Pursuing or completion of a high school diploma or equivalent education

  • Valid Driver's license

  • Practical decision-making

  • General safety awareness and willingness to take direction on task completion

  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently on various projects

  • 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 our code.

  • This position is largely self-directed and requires a thorough understanding of company policy, procedures, and values. 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. 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.

  • Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Using hand and power tools.

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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