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POET Data Systems Analyst in Sioux Falls, South Dakota


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. 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 Plant Management to ensure safe, efficient, and profitable operations at each facility.


The Data Systems Analyst is responsible for developing and maintaining POET’s Plant Information (PI) and related database applications. The primary purpose of the position is to support, troubleshoot, and develop/enhance database tools used across all POET companies. The ideal candidate will meld wide-ranging technical skills and POET business/plant operations knowledge to provide fellow team members access to timely, accurate, easy-to-consume information.


  • Assist with review, design, implementation and support of OSISoft PI (Plant Information) database system for all POET companies

  • Create and maintain applications that read from and write to databases

  • Create and maintain dashboards, reports, charts and other data visualizations to help team members monitor and troubleshoot plant and business processes

  • Train users on related software and systems (one-on-one training, group training, etc.)

  • Work with Process Automation team to ensure efficient and reliable real-time plant data collection

  • Work with IT team regarding network infrastructure, hardware, software, security policies, etc. that may affect the PI (and related) systems

  • Create and maintain documentation for applications and general software use

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


  • You have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or a related field (associates degree + related experience will be considered)

  • You have at least 2 years ofanalysis and systems experience in mid to large scale computing environments

  • You have a good understanding of relational database concepts, including data mining, SQL (query language) and database design

  • You possess strong with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate large amounts of information with high attention to detail and accuracy

  • You have basic knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis in Excel

  • You have experience using some or all of the following technologies:OSISoft PI, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services, .NET, VBA, PowerShell and Business Intelligence applications

  • You are able to be flexible and adapt to rapidly changing priorities

  • You maintain a high level of customer service and friendly atmosphere

  • You have a willingness to learn the POET plant and business processes in great detail to best serve various POET teammates’ needs

  • You have excellent organizational, time management and communication skills

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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 ID2019-3580

Employment TypeRegular Full-Time

CategoryInformation Technology


Travel RequiredUp to 25%

Position Location(s)US-SD-Sioux Falls

FLSA StatusExempt