Employment

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 Corporation jobs page.
  2. Browse open jobs to find Otter Tail Power Company listings.
  3. You must create an account and submit your resume to Otter Tail Corporation.
  4. Your resume will remain on file and you may update your resume 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 

Plant Engineer

Location

Coyote Station, Beulah, North Dakota

Responsibilities

Manage capital projects, plant improvement, project design and implementation, plant thermal performance engineering, environmental tasks, and overall plant reliability engineering consistent with reducing operating costs and increasing plant availability.

Qualifications

Position requires a bachelor’s degree in Engineering with 1-5 years engineering experience. Power plant experience is a plus. Applicants must have good interpersonal communication, computer, and project management skills. Knowledge of digital control systems and computer network experience is a plus.                                                                         

Successful applicant will be required to reside within 20 miles of Coyote Station.

Resume deadline

August 14, 2015

Journeyman or Apprentice Lineman

Location

Crookston, Minnesota

Responsibilities

Erect, 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 transformers and other equipment; trim trees, replace such equipment as broken insulators, split crossarms, cutouts, ties, faulty clamps or braces; perform similar replacement or repair work as necessary to clear up storm damage.

Qualifications

Must have a diploma from an accredited line worker program and a valid unrestricted interstate commercial driver’s license. Must have knowledge of electric line construction, maintenance and repair. Must be able to work outdoors in any weather, be able to climb, have complete knowledge of safety rules and be capable of getting along well with others. Successful applicant will be expected to reside within 17 miles of Permanent headquarters in Crookston, Minnesota.

Resume deadline

August 07, 2015

Operations Manager

Location

Crookston, Minnesota

Responsibilities

Direct and manage the area line crews and service representatives, and provide performance feedback and development opportunities. Manage Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and safety goals. Meet expense and capital budgets.  Provide support and labor for the achievement of marketing goals and objectives. Coordinate and manage shared customer relations and accountabilities with Customer Service Manager. Assist in the development and implementation of workforce plans within Customer Service Center. Direct power restoration and emergency outage situation. Lead information and safety training meetings to inform employees of company business matters, policies and procedures, government regulation, and similar matters that pertain to the business and area.

Qualifications

A four-year degree or a minimum of five to seven years of experience in field/customer service and electric utility operations is preferred.  Must have the ability to handle multiple complex tasks and a proven ability to make quality decisions; knowledge of work order estimating system; experience in budgeting, cost control, planning, and supervision; knowledge of Collective Bargaining Agreement. Utility construction and maintenance experience is helpful.

Resume deadline

August 07, 2015

Mechanical Maintenance

Location

Big Stone Plant

Responsibilities

Maintain plant equipment and structure, dismantle and reassemble all mechanical equipment, replace or repair faulty parts and lubricate equipment.  Work on boiler interior as required, cleaning, tube repair, insulating and refractory.  Keep plant machinery, equipment and physical structure in good repair; periodically inspect equipment for defects.

Qualifications

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 phyisically 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, drive, 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

August 06, 2015

Employment Testing

We administer aptitude and skills tests to job candidates for some positions. Edison Electric Institute (EEI), an association of investor-owned utilities across the United States, developed many of the tests. EEI Practice Tests (login required) are available to help learn about and prepare for these pre-employment tests.