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 

Journeyman or Apprentice Lineman

Location

Bottineau, North Dakota

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 Bottineau, North Dakota.

Resume deadline

July 01, 2016

Electrical Technician

Location

Bemidji, Minnesota

Responsibilities

Installs, tests, repairs and maintains many types of high and low voltage electrical, electronic, oil, air and hydraulic equipment and controls. This involves circuit breakers, reclosers, voltage regulators, capacitor switches, motor-operated switches, batteries and chargers, over-current relays, portable subs, transformers and all types of transmission, distribution and generation equipment.

Qualifications

This position requires a two-year associate degree in Electrical/Electronic Technology from an accredited school or company approved military training, correspondence or equivalent training and experience. It is essential that applicant have a thorough understanding of electrical and electronic schematics and diagrams, as well as mechanical ability to repair any type of equipment. Good judgment is required in making decisions in emergency situations. Some overnight travel may be required. Successful applicant will be expected to reside within 17 miles from permanent headquarters in Bemidji, MN.

Resume deadline

June 30, 2016

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.