Careers

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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.
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Current openings

Power Plant Technician

Location

Big Stone Plant near Milbank, SD

Responsibilities

Job duties include the installation, repair, calibration, and troubleshooting of electronic, electrical, and pneumatic instruments, controls and equipment including but not limited to programmable logic controllers, communication systems, digital and/or analog instrumentation, printed circuits, flow meters, differential pressure transducers,  process control equipment, level indicators, alarm circuits and systems, pressure and temperature regulators, gauges and records, and telemetering receivers and transmitters. 

Qualifications

Must have at least a high school education or its equivalent and two years formal technical training or its equivalent.  Requires the ability to read, understand, and interpret drawings, manufacturers’ instruction books, prints, and other documentation needed in maintenance of assigned equipment.  Must understand use of testing equipment and understand instruments and controls for steam generators, steam turbines, stage heaters, pumps, valves and associated equipment. Candidate must be physically fit, mentally alert, able to work at heights, in confined spaces, and in extreme temperatures. Must be able to service instrumentation located on the power plant stack.  Must be able to ride stack elevator to stack instrument level and descend from instrument level by ladder. A valid driver’s license is required.  Applicants will be required to complete an aptitude inventory.

Resume deadline
November 13, 2020

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Renewable Energy Specialist II

Location

Merricourt Wind Farm Site in North Dakota

Responsibilities

Successful applicant will execute operation and maintenance methodologies/strategies with respect to the company’s long-term renewable assets plan. Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair major components of GE and Vestas wind and solar technology. Coordinate with Operation and Maintenance contractors and ensure appropriate site access. Accountable for site mowing, snow removal, and road maintenance. Will provide afterhours coverage, outage restoration assistance. Perform NERC generator owner and operations maintenance requirements. Travel may be required. This position will receive overtime.

Employee will be expected to establish residence within 70 miles from the wind farm site.

Qualifications

A two-year degree in renewable energy or related field or equivalent work experience is required. Individual must be a motivated, self-starter, capable of multitasking and setting priorities with a demonstrated successful track record. Must have a DOT medical card or have the ability to obtain a medical card. Must have the ability to become trained in high angle rescue; identify hazards and mitigate risk in various situations and conditions. Must be proficient with heavy equipment operations and maintenance, renewable energy component maintenance and repair, intermediate hand tool operation and low and medium voltage clearance (LOTO) execution. Must have electrical troubleshooting and repair skills, electrical diagram reading skills. Must have a strong safety culture and be able to drive safely in all weather and road conditions.

We offer a competitive wage and benefit package

Resume deadline
November 02, 2020

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.