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 

Operator Trainee

Location

Beulah, ND

Responsibilities

Learn the operating procedures and duties performed by the Fifth Operator, primarily to safely operate the flue gas cleaning (FGC) scrubber and baghouse; learn the names, locations, and functions of all major and minor equipment systems in the plant; provide general assistance in the power plant as needed; and perform all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

An associate’s degree in power plant or process technology or equivalent work experience is preferred but not required. Applicant must be mechanically inclined, able to wear a respirator, and able to lift 40 to 50 pounds. Applicant will be required to complete an aptitude inventory.
Successful applicant will be required to reside within 20 miles of Coyote Station.

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

Resume deadline

May 02, 2014

Lead Lineman

Location

Sisseton, SD

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.  Perform such other related work as may be assigned.  This sentence does not supersede the provisions of the Labor Agreement. Perform these and such other related work in a manner consistent with all company safety rules and use equipment and protection as required.

Qualifications

Must have positive leadership qualities and show an ability to plan, supervise and work with people and tools.  Must have an interest in teaching people working on the crew the lineman trade.  Must have a thorough knowledge of electric line and underground construction, maintenance and repair; must be able to work outdoors in any weather, able to climb, understand the mechanical equipment used in the trade, and has shown the ability to get along well with others.

 

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

Resume deadline

April 29, 2014

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.