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're 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 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

Administrative Assistant

Location

Fergus Falls, MN

Responsibilities

At Otter Tail Power Company, our employees support the communities we serve by producing reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible electricity. Everyone has an important role in accomplishing these objectives! In the Administrative Assistant role, you’ll support the project needs within the Asset Management department. Day to day, that might include:

  • Support departmental and project needs by coordinating meetings, schedules and communications between team members as well as managing expense reports

  • Collaborate with consultants to identify, research and interpret information

  • Create and distribute regular (daily, weekly, monthly) reports and meetings notes

  • Contribute information and updates to project management dashboard

Qualifications

To be successful in this role, we’re looking for candidates who possess the following skills and traits:

  • You’ll love this roll if you enjoy planning, organizing and getting into the minute details of each project or initiative

  • There are a lot of changes in our industry so we’re looking for someone who is comfortable with change and has a continuous improvement mindset.

  • This role is heavily collaborative, so someone who is team-oriented with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills is most likely to succeed.

  • Experience working with and deep knowledge of Microsoft’s suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint) is required.

  • A two-year degree or equivalent work experience is required.

Offering:

We believe employment is a partnership and we expect excellence from our talented employees. To support our employees and help them thrive in their career experience and goals, we offer:

  • Competitive wage & benefit package.

    • Employee Stock Ownership options

    • Retirement Savings Fund with employer match

    • Health insurance plan options

  • Training – our employees are provided training and development opportunities each year! This includes safety – one of our 5 values and key to our success – technical, compliance and developmental training.

  • Career development is critical to our long-term success. Otter Tail Power employees have opportunities to participate in various leadership development programs, gain access to an a la carte online leadership course catalog, receive mentorship from current leaders and more!

  • Access to mental health support from the experts at The Village Family Service Center.

If this sounds like a great fit for you, apply today. Don’t wait too long though! We’ll accept applications through February 6, 2023. Selected candidates will be required to complete a pre-interview assessment.

Resume deadline
February 06, 2023

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Senior Data Analyst

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota - Hybrid remote work opportunities available

Responsibilities

At Otter Tail Power Company, our employees support the communities we serve by producing reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible electricity. Everyone has an important role in accomplishing these objectives! In the Senior Data Analyst role, you’ll lead data processes in various areas of the company. Day to day, that might include:

  • Develop the data processes and set standards for usage, integration, and access to data systems

  • Lead a team of Data Analysts who specialize in various systems

  • Manage new and ongoing integrations in order to bring structure across the many systems throughout the company

  • Determine long-term road map of systems and data needs and direct employee and company resources to achieve road map goals.

Qualifications

To be successful in this role, we’re looking for candidates who possess the following skills and traits:

  • You’ll love this roll if you’re skilled at analyzing and solving complex challenges.

  • This role is heavily collaborative, so someone who is team-oriented with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills is most likely to succeed.

  • A bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Information Systems or equivalent data analysis work experience is required. 5 or more years of experience in data architecture and archiving is preferred.

  • Knowledge of and experience in the utility industry and Advanced Metering Infra structure is a great bonus.

Offering:

We believe employment is a partnership and we expect excellence from our talented employees. To support our employees and help them thrive in their career experience and goals, we offer:

  • Competitive wage & benefit package.

    • Employee Stock Ownership options

    • Retirement Savings Fund with employer match

    • Health insurance plan options

  • Training – our employees are provided training and development opportunities each year! This includes safety – one of our 5 values and key to our success – technical, compliance and developmental training.

  • Career development is critical to our long-term success. Otter Tail Power employees have opportunities to participate in various leadership development programs, gain access to an a la carte online leadership course catalog, receive mentorship from current leaders and more!

  • Access to mental health support from the experts at The Village Family Service Center.

If this sounds like a great fit for you, apply today. Don’t wait too long though! We’ll accept applications through February 6, 2023. Selected candidates will be required to complete a pre-interview assessment.

Resume deadline
February 06, 2023

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Business Specialist

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota - Hybrid remote work opportunities available

Responsibilities

At Otter Tail Power Company, our employees support the communities we serve by producing reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible electricity. Everyone has an important role in accomplishing these objectives! In the Business Specialist role, you’ll support the project needs of the Supply Engineering department. Day to day, that might include:

  • Support projects by assisting Project Managers in preparing project-related schedules and cost analysis and provide progress tracking

  • Prepare and forecast departmental budgets

  • Manage all tasks pertaining to purchasing, receiving, accounts payable and receivable, work orders and other tasks as required

  • Design, prepare and create correspondence, reports, spreadsheets and presentations

  • Administer Continuous Improvement program for department

  • Supervise and develop Department Assistant

Qualifications

To be successful in this role, we’re looking for candidates who possess the following skills and traits:

  • You’ll love this roll if you have a continuous improvement mindset and enjoy teamwork to get things done.

  • We’re looking for a self-starter who can get into the details to ensure accuracy and efficiency.

  • This role is heavily collaborative, so someone who is team-oriented with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills is most likely to succeed.

  • Experience working with and deep knowledge of Microsoft’s suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint) is required.

  • An associate’s or bachelor’s degree in business, or professional administrative certification or equivalent work experience is preferred. 

Offering:

We believe employment is a partnership and we expect excellence from our talented employees. To support our employees and help them thrive in their career experience and goals, we offer:

  • Competitive wage & benefit package.

    • Employee Stock Ownership options

    • Retirement Savings Fund with employer match

    • Health insurance plan options

  • Training – our employees are provided training and development opportunities each year! This includes safety – one of our 5 values and key to our success – technical, compliance and developmental training.

  • Career development is critical to our long-term success. Otter Tail Power employees have opportunities to participate in various leadership development programs, gain access to an a la carte online leadership course catalog, receive mentorship from current leaders and more!

  • Access to mental health support from the experts at The Village Family Service Center.

If this sounds like a great fit for you, apply today. Don’t wait too long though! We’ll accept applications through February 6, 2023. Selected candidates will be required to complete a pre-interview assessment.

Resume deadline
February 06, 2023

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

IT Systems Engineer

Location

Fergus Falls, MN or Bemidji, MN or Crookston, MN or Morris, MN or Fargo, ND or Jamestown, ND or Millbank, SD

Responsibilities

At Otter Tail Power, our employees help us serve the communities we support by producing reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible electricity. Our successful employees ensure that our customers and communities have the power they need for modern life. Employees’ impact can take many forms. In this role, the IT Systems Engineer will design, configure, manage, and maintain enterprise systems.

As an Otter Tail Power IT Systems Engineer you will:

  • Support the information system requirements of the company, including Microsoft server products, virtualization, data center infrastructure, and cloud technologies.

  • Evaluate technical architecture to support the overall technology planning of the organization.

  • Design and develop standards for systems including engineering standards, configuration standards, and support guidance documentation.

  • Deploy and manage business critical systems and applications.

  • Build and maintain cross-functional relationships with internal teams to drive initiatives.

  • Develop system-monitoring and support automation to enhance and scale the quality of support.

Qualifications

To be successful in this role, we’re looking for the following:

We are seeking candidates with a wide range of skills who are motivated to provide excellent internal customer support while determining tactics to improve the employee technical experience, while aligning with our core values: Integrity, Community, Safety, Resourcefulness, Customer Service and People. Some examples of what we are looking for include:

  • There is a lot of innovation in our industry, and we want positive, can-do people who are resilient through the challenges that sometimes come with change.

  • Strong ability to understand technical information and communicate solutions and recommendations to employees.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal relationship skills as you work to support employees with varying technical exposure and expertise.

  • An independent thinker who is excited and driven to solve problems in creative ways.

  • Experience supporting business critical systems.

Offering:

We believe employment is a partnership and we expect excellence from our talented employees. To support our employees and help them thrive in their career experience and goals, we offer:

  • Competitive wage & benefit package.

    • Employee Stock Ownership options

    • Retirement Savings Fund with employer match

    • Health insurance plan options

  • Training – all employees have access to on-demand and in-person training courses covering a wide variety of topics, including technical, compliance, developmental, and safety – one of our 5 values and key to our success.

  • Career development is critical to our long-term success. Otter Tail Power employees have opportunities to participate in various leadership development programs, gain access to an a la carte online leadership course catalog, receive mentorship from current leaders and more!

  • Access to mental health support from the experts at The Village Family Service Center.

If this sounds like a great fit for you, apply today. Don’t wait too long though! In addition to the online application, please upload a current resume. Selected candidates will be required to complete a pre-interview assessment. 

Resume deadline
January 31, 2023

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Executive Assistant

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

We’re looking for a forward thinker who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions to continuously improve our Executive Office operations. In this important and critical role, you’ll be responsible for day-to-day administrative support and cohesion as an extension of our executive team.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have an associate degree or prior experience in executive-level administrative support. Independent judgement and intuitiveness are important in assisting with strategic business needs. We’re seeking candidates who are professional, discerning, proficient, calm, and respectful while always maintaining strict confidentiality. You’ll also need to be proficient in using Microsoft Office products, graphics, and databases as well as budget management.

We offer a competitive wage and benefit package We’ll accept online applications at otpco.com/careers through January 31, 2023. Selected candidates will be required to complete a pre-interview assessment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Resume deadline
January 31, 2023

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Mailing and Finishing Specialist

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

At Otter Tail Power, our employees help us to serve the communities we support by producing reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible electricity. Our employees’ impact can take many forms. In this role, Mailing & Finishing Specialist will ensure that the customer and employee experiences are seamless and delightful by providing mailing and finishing services to Otter Tail Power Company and Otter Tail Corporation.  

Some examples of those activities will include:

  • Perform mailing and finishing functions within Print and Mail department

  • Understand and operate under United States Postal Service (USPS) rules and regulations

  • Operate inserter and mailing equipment

  • Determine most cost-effective and timely methods and strategies for processing mailings

  • Master a variety of machines in order to cut, fold, bind and create printed products

Qualifications

We’re seeking candidates with a wide range of skills who are obsessed with delighting customers in a creative and efficient process while aligning with our values: Integrity, Safety, Community, Resourcefulness, Customer Service and People. Some examples of what we’re looking for include:

  • We need positive, can-do people who enjoy working as a team to meet deadlines and produce excellence

  • Detail oriented and problem solver to ensure the overall product meets our high quality standard

  • Strong communication skills and maintaining confidentiality as this role will work with a variety of stakeholders and handle private materials related to internal and external customers

  • Problem solver driven to meet deadlines at a high quality standard

  • Customer service oriented as we have both customers and employees to support

Offering:

We believe employment is a partnership and we expect excellence from our talented employees. To support our employees and help drive their career experience and goals.

  • Competitive wage & benefit package.

    • Employee stock ownership options

    • Retirement savings fund with employer match

    • Health insurance plan options

  • Training – our average employee spends many hours in training and development each year! This includes safety – one of our 5 values and key to our success – technical, compliance and developmental training.

  • Career development is critical to our long-term success. Otter Tail Power employees have opportunities to participate in various leadership development programs, gain access to an a la carte online leadership course catalog, receive mentorship from current leaders and more!

  • Access to mental health support from the experts at The Village Family Service Center

    If this sounds like a great fit for you, apply today. Don’t wait too long though! 

  • Selected candidates will be required to complete a pre-interview assessment.

Resume deadline
February 06, 2023

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

GIS Analyst

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

At Otter Tail Power, our employees help us serve the communities we support by producing reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible electricity.  Everyone has an important role in accomplishing these objectives. In this role, the GIS Applications Specialist is responsible for the following activities:

  • Develop GIS workflows to add value to existing and new Company processes

  • Design functions and user interfaces for integration between GIS and other systems

  • Automate GIS tasks using programming languages such as Python, JavaScript, etc., as well as GIS API’s

  • Administer the GIS databases/servers to ensure functionality and integrity of the GIS system

  • Serve as GIS technical lead for system integrations

  • Administer education for field employees on data collection efforts including GPS equipment

Qualifications

To be successful in this role a bachelor’s degree in GIS is preferred, or an associate degree/certificate in GIS, or a minimum of three years of experience in GIS. The successful candidate will have experience in GIS database administration and advanced knowledge in ESRI GIS 10.5 or higher, working knowledge of ESRI database and server administration. Programming language experience such as Python, JavaScript, etc., and experience using GIS API’s is preferred.

Offering:

We believe employment is a partnership and we expect excellence from our talented employees. To support our employees and help them thrive in their career experience and goals, we offer:

  • Competitive wage & benefit package.

    • Employee Stock Ownership options

    • Retirement Savings Fund with employer match

    • Health insurance plan options

  • Training – our average employee spends 40 hours in training and development each year! This includes safety – one of our 5 values and key to our success – technical, compliance and developmental training.

  • Career development is critical to our long-term success. Otter Tail Power employees have opportunities to participate in various leadership development programs, gain access to an a la carte online leadership course catalog, receive mentorship from current leaders and more!

  • Access to mental health support from the experts at The Village Family Service Center.

This role is eligible for a hybrid remote work schedule. If this sounds like a great fit for you, apply today. Don’t wait too long though! To apply, visit our careers page at www.otpco.com.  Selected applicants will be required to complete a pre-interview assessment. 

Resume deadline
March 31, 2023

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Electrical Engineer

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota - Hybrid remote work opportunities available

Responsibilities

Successful applicant will perform short circuit and arc-flash studies, develop protective device settings, develop relay/control schematics for equipment, prepare/review electric system equipment specifications and provide technical supervision and leadership to electricians and technicians during construction of major substations. Overnight travel to all parts of the Otter Tail Power system is often necessary.   

Qualifications

For this position we require bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, with an emphasis in power or comparable work experience in some aspect of substation electrical engineering. We are looking for a talented team contributor that has excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills, self-directed time management skills, and working knowledge of the general operation of the electric transmission and distribution systems. Ideal candidate must be able to maintain a positive attitude, handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, be able to think independently, have strong problem-solving capabilities, and be stress tolerant.

Resume deadline
March 31, 2023

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Electrical Engineer

Location

Fergus Falls, MN - Hybrid remote work opportunities available

Responsibilities

At Otter Tail Power Company, our employees help us serve the communities we support by producing reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible electricity. Our employees’ impact in meeting our objectives can take many forms. In this role, the Electrical Engineer will create solutions to challenging opportunities to ensure that our customers and communities have reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible power that they need for modern life.

 Examples of some of the job’s activities include:

  • Conduct studies relating to the transmission of electricity across Otter Tail Power’s service territory and its connection to the greater regional transmission system in the Midwest.

  • Analyze future scenarios to determine the best strategy for expanding the transmission and distribution systems.

Qualifications

We’re seeking candidates with a passion for creative problem solving while aligning with our core values: Integrity, Community, Safety, Resourcefulness, Customer Service and People. Some examples of qualifications that we’re looking for include:

  • There’s a lot of innovation in our industry and we want positive, can-do people who are resilient through the challenges and stress that sometimes come with change.

  • We have a lot to accomplish so top candidates will be able to independently direct and manage their time and responsibilities.

  • The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis in power, or comparable work experience in transmission or distribution planning. 

  • A working knowledge of the general operation of the electric transmission and distribution systems is not required but will help you hit the ground running.

We believe employment is a partnership and to support our employees to succeed, we offer a competitive wage and benefit package, as well as training, career development and mental health resources and support. 

Resume deadline
March 31, 2023

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Strategic Electrical Engineer

Location

Fergus Falls, MN - Hybrid remote work opportunities available

Responsibilities

At Otter Tail Power Company, our employees help us serve the communities we support by producing reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible electricity. Our employees’ impact in meeting our objectives can take many forms. In this role, the Strategic Electrical Engineer will create solutions to challenging opportunities to ensure that our customers and communities have reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible power that they need for modern life.

 Examples of some of the job’s activities include:

  • Conduct studies relating to the transmission of electricity across Otter Tail Power Company’s service territory and its connection to the greater regional transmission system in the Midwest.

  • Analyze future scenarios to determine the best strategy for expanding the transmission system.

  • Formulate and recommend strategic positions to senior management and company executives that result in Otter Tail Power Company meeting its goals and objectives.

Qualifications

We’re seeking candidates with a passion for creative problem solving while aligning with our core values: Integrity, Community, Safety, Resourcefulness, Customer Service and People. Some examples of qualifications that we’re looking for include:

  • There’s a lot of innovation in our industry and we want positive, can-do people who are resilient through the challenges and stress that sometimes come with change.

  • Strong communication and technical writing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office products will be necessary to successfully partner with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Success in this position requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis in power, or comparable work experience in transmission planning. 

  • To best grasp the industry, company and project needs, five years of industry experience is required.

  • Familiarity with software programs that simulate system performance and/or energy market characteristics is required to hit the ground running.

  • Knowledge of regional tariffs, business practice manuals and study procedures are also required.

 *Not sure this position is a great fit? We’d love to meet Electrical Engineers with a passion for problem solving and an interest in developing their skills and expertise for other opportunities within Otter Tail Power Company. Check out our careers page for further opportunities!

We believe employment is a partnership and to support our employees to succeed, we offer a competitive wage and benefit package, as well as training, career development and mental health resources and support.

Resume deadline
March 31, 2023

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Senior Electrical Engineer

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota - Hybrid remote work opportunities available

Qualifications

This is an exciting technical position that includes both technical design and field implementation throughout Otter Tail’s service territory.  The position requires a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, with an emphasis in power, or comparable work experience in some aspect of substation electrical engineering.  Additional qualifications required for the senior level position include: (1) at least five years of specific design experience with substation equipment and P&C systems, (2) specific experience with design of SCADA systems, and (3) specific experience with substation construction and commissioning activities.  We are looking for a talented team contributor who has excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills, a demonstrated ability to be resilient by efficiently and timely managing multiple/simultaneous projects, and is detail-oriented.  Our ideal candidate will possess a positive attitude, be a self-starter with independent thinking and have strong problem-solving capabilities.

Applicants who do not possess the five years or related experience qualifications for the senior level position will be considered for an entry level position.

We offer a competitive wage and benefit package. Long term, potential remote work options are available with this role.

Resume deadline
March 31, 2023

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Customer Service Representative

Location

Devils Lake, ND, Jamestown, ND, Bemidji, MN, or Milbank, SD

Responsibilities

We have openings for two full-time Customer Service Representatives at the following Customer Service Centers: Bemidji, MN; Devils Lake ND; Jamestown, ND; and Milbank, SD. As a company, we continue to be innovative as we modernize our energy grid, enhance customers’ experiences, and work toward a cleaner energy future.

Successful applicant will provide complete, accurate, and timely customer service and marketing service to all external and internal telephone and web customers.

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. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-interview assessment.

Resume deadline
February 13, 2023

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Lead Lineman

Location

Jamestown, North Dakota

Responsibilities

Supervise, direct and work with the crew to erect and install, maintain or repair overhead and underground electrical distribution and transmission systems and substations; where necessary, frame and erect poles and attach necessary fixtures and equipment; string, sag and splice conductors (wires) and connect transformer and other equipment; trim trees, replace such equipment as broken insulators, split crossarms, cutouts, ties, faulty clamps or braces; and perform similar replacement or repair work as necessary on routine patrol or to clear up storm damage.  Use electrical instruments, operate hydraulic equipment and work out of an aerial basket. 

Qualifications

Must be a Journeyman Lineman with a diploma from an accredited line worker program or have equivalent experience. Must have an unrestricted interstate commercial driver’s license; positive leadership qualities and show an ability to plan, supervise and work with people and tools; an interest in teaching people working on the crew the lineman trade; thorough knowledge of electric line and underground construction, maintenance and repair; be able to work outdoors in any weather, able to climb, understand the mechanical equipment used in the trade, and have the ability to get along well with others. Successful applicant will be expected to reside within 17 miles from permanent headquarters in Jamestown,North Dakota.                                                                                                                        

Resume deadline
February 28, 2023

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Big Stone Plant Interns

Location

Big Stone Plant, near Milbank, South Dakota

Qualifications

Otter Tail Power Company is pleased to offer paid craft internship opportunities at the Big Stone Power Plant, located near Big Stone City, South Dakota. These full-time internships are for 12 to 16 weeks during the summer of 2023. 

Big Stone Plant is offering internships in each of the following Power Plant departments:

Mechanical Maintenance Department (Energy Technology

Power Plant Operators (2 positions) (Energy Operations)

To be eligible you must be a full-time student in a technical college program offering training in this craft discipline. Candidates must successfully complete a pre-employment aptitude test, a physical examination, and background check.

Resume deadline
January 29, 2023

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Engineer Intern

Location

Coyote Station, Beulah, North Dakota

Responsibilities

We are currently seeking qualified student applicants to fill one position for Mechanical or Electrical Engineer Intern at Coyote Station, in Beulah, ND for a 9-month internship (Spring or Fall).

 The Engineer Intern will provide assistance to Plant Engineering in the following areas:

  • Plant systems performance analysis

  • Plant systems modification cost/benefit analysis

  • Sub system Mechanical/Civil/Electrical design

  • Electronic print updates

  • Project Management

Qualifications

The position requires excellent written communication skills and attention to detail in order to publish accurate study reports and provide accurate drawing updates. Furthermore, the role also requires strong oral communication skills used in working with plant staff and outside contractors and equipment vendors.

Resume deadline
February 01, 2023

Apply online at Otter Tail Power Company Jobs page.

Project-related opportunities

Egan Company, one of our construction contractors, has positions available specifically for our Hoot Lake Solar project. Visit Egan’s Careers page for more information.

 

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