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.  

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  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.

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Current openings

Load and Settlements Analyst

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

Review hourly generation and load data for anomalies, investigating, documenting, and correcting those to the extent a cause can be determined. Individual is responsible for Joint Owned Unit data error minimization and addressing inquiries from partners. Develop and document the official MISO load profile record. Monitor the forecasting tool accuracy for OTP load and LBA load.  Validate accuracy of monthly MISO and SPP settlement statements.

Qualifications

For this role, a bachelor’s degree in IT, computer programming, business, math, statistics, or accounting is preferred but not required. Experience with data query and manipulation tools is required. 

Qualified applicant should have experience related to metering, settlement and/or financial applications. Familiarity with Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) market administration processes and procedures, and knowledge of electric energy system elements and energy & power metering are preferred.

Resume deadline
October 04, 2021

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Service Representative/Lineman

Location

Plaza, North Dakota

Responsibilities

Serves as the Company representative in the designated group of towns. Installs, removes or replaces meters in customer establishments.  Install and maintain service lines, receiving customer complaints and performing necessary repair work to overhead distribution or service facilities.

Qualifications

Applicants must be sufficiently qualified as a Journeyman Lineman with a minimum of four years of experience and be able to do necessary emergency repair work. Must have knowledge of electric line construction, maintenance, and repair. Must be able to assume responsibilities for area operations, maintain favorable public relations, and supervise and instruct assistants as necessary. Must have a valid unrestricted interstate commercial driver’s license. Successful applicant will be expected to reside within 17 miles of permanent headquarters in Plaza, North Dakota.

Resume deadline
September 29, 2021

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Area Engineer

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota or other area within our service territory

Responsibilities

You’ll work with stakeholders to identify the most effective solutions to mitigate asset and reliability concerns in your area based on various data sources. The role will design, replacement, and upgrade distribution, substation, and transmission assets to best meet performance, cost, and risk objectives of the company.

Qualifications

For this role, we require a bachelor’s degree in engineering with an emphasis in electric power, or comparable work experience in some aspect of electric transmission and distribution engineering. Excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills, self-directed time management skills, and working knowledge of utility operation is beneficial. Applicant must be able to maintain a positive attitude, handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, have strong problem-solving capabilities, and be stress tolerant. Travel to all parts of the Otter Tail Power system may be necessary.

Resume deadline
September 27, 2021

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Power Plant Mechanical Maintenance

Location

Big Stone Plant, near Milbank, South Dakota

Qualifications

We have an opening for a Journeyman or well-qualified Apprentice Mechanic at the Big Stone Power Plant located near Milbank, SD.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and two years of formal technical training in a related technical field, or at least five years documented mechanical maintenance work experience. 

Must be physically fit, mentally alert, able to work indoors or outdoors in all weather, work in confined spaces and at height, wear a respirator and other PPE, and hold a valid driver’s license.  Most desirable qualifications include:  proficient in welding, and machine tool techniques; experience troubleshooting and repairing pumps, drives, and other industrial equipment; able to read, understand and interpret technical instruction books and drawings; understand precision alignment and vibration analysis; basic computer skills; and basic knowledge of metallurgy.

Applicants will be required to complete an aptitude inventory.   

Resume deadline
October 05, 2021

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Operator Trainee

Location

Coyote Station, Beulah, North Dakota

Responsibilities

Successful applicant will learn the operating procedures and duties performed by the Fifth Operator, primarily to learn to safely operate the flue gas cleaning (FGC) scrubber and baghouse; learn the name, location, and function of plant equipment; learn all major and minor equipment systems in the plant. Provide general assistance in the power plant as needed. Shift work is required.

Qualifications

An associate degree in power plant or process technology or equivalent work experience is preferred. The applicant must be mechanically inclined, be able to wear a respirator, able to lift 40 – 50 pounds and must have a valid driver's license. Applicant will be required to complete an aptitude inventory.

Resume deadline
September 27, 2021

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Wash Attendant

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

Successful applicant will assist the Fleet Service Department in maintaining our fleet of vehicles, including washing and vacuuming vehicles; general cleaning of the shop; parts delivery and pick up; delivery of vehicles and various duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Applicants should be a full-time student; part time students will be considered. This temporary position will be for approximately 20 hours a week during the school year and 40 hours per week during the summer months for up to 12 months duration.

Resume deadline
October 04, 2021

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Network Engineer

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

Research, define requirements, design, implement, and support the network and communications transport infrastructure. Collaborate with internal and external resources to define project requirements. Perform cost benefit analysis, evaluate options, and install recommendations.

Qualifications

An associate’s degree or higher in telecommunications engineering, network engineering, computer science or equivalent is preferred. 

Qualified applicant should have demonstrated experience in the network engineering field, and maintains knowledge of:

  • IP Networking

  • Network security

  • Telephony

  • Wireless

  • Fiber Transport Technologies

  • Microwave

  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

  • Engineering Terms and Principals

 A minimum of five years of experience in the network engineering field is preferred.  Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication, organizational, analytical, diagnostic, and project management skills are required.

Resume deadline
September 24, 2021

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.