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, sex, 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.

Current Openings 

Intern

Location

Big Stone Plant, near Milbank, South Dakota

Responsibilities

Otter Tail Power Company is pleased to offer a paid craft internship opportunity at the Big Stone Power Plant, located near Big Stone City, South Dakota. This full-time internship is for 12 to 16 weeks during the summer of 2015. 

This Internship is in the Electrical Department.

Qualifications

Applicants 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 and a physical examination and background check.

Resume deadline

April 15, 2015

Training Support Intern

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

  • Create compelling and technical E-Learning Modules utilizing the SAT Process and the most modern of office based E-Learning Suite Software.
  • Assist in conducting job and task analysis to both record and improve performance of workers.
  • Create an application of learning and performance assessments of adult technical professionals.
  • Directly work with the Training Coordinator and the Training Supervisor to conduct classroom and on the job training of electrical operations professionals.

Qualifications

  • Strong communication skills, written and oral to draft job performance documentation, learning modules, and assessments.
  • Creative and flexible.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Interested in the Adult Learning Field as applied to an Electrical Utility.
  • Professional personality type and interests.
  • Educational accomplishment of a College Sophomore or higher in the Education or Electrical Discipline.

This internship will be temporary from approximately mid-May 2015 through mid-August 2015

Resume deadline

April 03, 2015

Yard/Equipment Operator

Location

Big Stone Plant, near Milbank, South Dakota

Responsibilities

  • Manage coal supply
  • Operate and maintain scrapers, dozers, loaders, etc.
  • Maintain plant buildings and grounds
  • Maintain accurate records

Qualifications

  • Must have a high school education or equivalent
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License
  • Must be able to work in all weather, in confined spaces, and at various heights 
  • Must be capable of lifting up to 75 pounds and wearing a respirator
  • Experience in the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment is preferred

Applicant will be required to complete an aptitude inventory.                                                                                                                                                         

Resume deadline

April 06, 2015

Summer Hire

Location

Coyote Station, Beulah, North Dakota

Responsibilities

Job duties include mowing, trimming, painting, lifting, and other responsibilities. Successful applicant will be required to reside within 20 miles of Coyote Station.

Qualifications

The applicant must be a 2015 high school graduate or currently enrolled in college, able to lift 40-50 pounds, operate a tractor mower and have a current driver’s license.

Resume deadline

April 10, 2015

Secretary

Location

Coyote Station, Beulah, North Dakota

Responsibilities

Administrative assistant and receptionist duties, answer and redirect phone calls, type, data entry, distribute mail, and records management.

Qualifications

An associate’s degree in business, computer, administrative assistant coursework or demonstrated experience is required. Must have excellent administrative assistant, organizational, communication, and interpersonal relationship skills.  Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and related computer software is required. Must be efficient, accurate, and detail oriented.

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

Resume deadline

March 30, 2015

CAD & GIS Intern

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

Assist in providing map updates to CAD schematics and GIS maps. Electronically identify geospatial locations of company assets using aerial imagery. Assist Surveyors as required.

Qualifications

Applicants must be a full-time student having completed first year in the GIS, drafting, surveying or a related program. This internship will be temporary from approximately mid-May 2015 through mid-August 2015.

Resume deadline

March 30, 2015

Receptionist, Part-time Job Share

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

Answer all switchboard calls and perform administrative duties.  This part-time job share position will require the ability to adapt easily to schedule changes, and be flexible and cooperative in a job share environment.

Qualifications

An associate’s degree in Administrative Assistant coursework or demonstrated experience is preferred. Requires excellent administrative assistant, organizational, communication, and interpersonal relationship skills.  Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and related computer software is required. 

Resume deadline

March 30, 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.