Careers

Are you interested in a career in the electric utility industry? Bookmark this page and check back often for opportunities at Otter Tail Power Company.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  

To apply online:

  1. Go to the Otter Tail Power Company jobs page.
  2. Click on a job title to review the posting and to apply.
  3. Your resume will remain on file and you may update it at any time.

To contact us regarding the accessibility of our website, or if you need assistance completing the application process, please email otpjobopps@otpco.com.

Current openings

Electrician

Location

Coyote Station, Beulah, ND

Responsibilities

Job duties include installing, testing, troubleshooting, calibrating and repairing power plant electrical equipment. Must perform assignments safely, using good judgment, with a sense of responsibility and have the ability to work well with others.

Applicant will be required to complete an aptitude inventory.

Qualifications

Position requires a minimum of two years technical school, with a working knowledge of electrical apparatus and schematics.

Resume deadline
September 28, 2018

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Shop Electrician

Location

Wahpeton, North Dakota

Responsibilities

Inspects, repairs and performs electrical tests such as polarity, ratio, voltage, load, insulation and circuit continuity tests on company-owned electrical equipment at the electrical repair shop. Dismantles, cleans, paints and reassembles such equipment as regulators, oil circuit reclosers, transformers, oil circuit breakers and auxiliary plant or line equipment, replacing or repairing any defective parts. Performs dielectric and acidity tests on transformer oil. Installs and wires accessory equipment such as voltage regulator and capacitor controls. Builds, alters or repairs any other company-owned equipment as necessary. Operates forklift trucks, bridge crane and electrically powered chain hoists to move equipment into and within the shop and return to the outside storage area.

Qualifications

An associate degree in Electrical or equivalent work-related experience is required. Must have a good electrical knowledge, equipment operation, maintenance and mechanical ability; be familiar with electrical testing equipment and be able to use it to determine electrical equipment malfunctions. Must be able to trace electrical circuits, solve unusual electrical and mechanical problems, and be able to devise procedures, methods and techniques to fit new and different circumstances. Must have basic knowledge of electrical equipment rating and application, be alert, able to use good judgment, and work independently.

Resume deadline
September 21, 2018

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Electrical and Instrument Technician

Location

Hoot Lake Plant, Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

Responsible for maintaining the following equipment: electric auxiliary and pneumatic drives, electric and digital controls, programmable logic controllers (PLC’s), variable frequency drives (VFD’s), transformers, breakers, precipitator, relays, voltage regulators, batteries, motors, lighting, general plant wiring and electric equipment, all electronic equipment, phone system, parts of locomotive, AC and DC systems, RTD’s, thermocouples, radio controls, continuous monitoring equipment, IRD system, all transmitter and transducers, strip charts, actuators, solenoids, controllers, some valves, devices measuring temperature, flow, level, pressure and other instruments and equipment needed for plant operation, and other assigned duties.  Must be able to troubleshoot, read prints, use testing equipment and work without supervision at times.  Should know about oils, bearings, machining and hydro operation. 

Qualifications

Position requires a minimum of two years technical school with a degree in Electrical, Electronics or equivalent. Must have a good understanding of electricity and pneumatics. Should have a thorough knowledge of boilers, steam and hydro operations. Must know basic theories involved in the steam and mechanical areas of a plant. Applicants will be required to complete an aptitude inventory. 

Resume deadline
September 21, 2018

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Customer Service Representative

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

Provide complete, accurate, and timely customer service and marketing service to all external and internal telephone and web customers. This position has the overall accountability to assist in the efforts to achieve customer service and company key performance indicators, including OSHA rate, revenue growth & increased margin, customer satisfaction, and O&M expense per customer.

Qualifications

This position requires good organizational, excellent written and verbal communication, and customer service skills. Should be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, and related computer programs. Experience in customer service, accounting, and marketing would be beneficial.

Resume deadline
September 28, 2018

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

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