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 

Substation Civil Engineer

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

Provide comprehensive civil/structural engineering design for substation and potentially transmission line facilities and ensure that these facilities are constructed on schedule and within budget. Develop economical, technically feasible, reliable substation and transmission civil/structural designs with moderate supervision and guidance. Perform substation civil engineering and construction duties; e.g. general arrangement, grading, foundation, structural, lightning protection and ground grid designs. Acquire all necessary grading, building, and construction permits for assigned projects. Provide accurate cost estimates for use in company budgeting process and provide coordination and communication with other departments to meet total project schedules and budgets. Write equipment and material specifications, evaluate bids for equipment and material, and follow through with purchases. When assigned project management duties, monitor project expenditures and manage resources to meet project commitments.

Qualifications

A four year undergraduate degree in civil/structural engineering is required. Knowledge of the National Electrical Safety Code as well as American Society of Civil Engineers standards is beneficial. An aptitude for running software design packages, as well as the Microsoft suite products, is advantageous. Experience or exposure to substation engineering is beneficial. Develop economical, technically feasible, reliable substation civil/structural designs with moderate supervision and guidance.

Resume deadline

June 10, 2016

Environmental Policy Specialist

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

Determine requirements and applicability of new regulations, permits, or regulatory policy.  Develop documents and applications to obtain the necessary permits and approvals. Draft appropriate comments and/or provide testimony on proposed environmental regulations and statutes. Communicate with appropriate company personnel regarding applicable laws and regulations. Analyze technical data and summarize the impact of rules for both internal and external communications. Provide overall assistance with Otter Tail Power Company’s environmental stewardship responsibilities, including assistance with departmental environmental compliance responsibilities.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in natural sciences or engineering, with a strong background in sciences such as biology and chemistry, is required. Equivalent job-related experience will be considered.  Experience in state and federal environmental regulations and a basic knowledge of the regulatory and legislative system is preferred. The qualified applicant requires a general understanding of, or the aptitude to learn, company operations, including steam plant and combustion turbine operations. Applicants must have superior organizational skills, the ability to process and interpret data, good verbal and written communication skills, a professional demeanor when dealing with controversial issues, and proven computer skills. 

Resume deadline

June 03, 2016

Environmental Compliance Specialist

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

Assist with environmental compliance responsibilities through providing accurate and timely reports, records, and documentation. Obtain permits and approvals from regulatory agencies.  Research and determine needs, then develop, recommend, and administer projects.  Communicate and maintain a strong rapport with plant personnel, environmental consultants, and regulatory agency staff. Conduct environmental inspections and investigate environmental incidents.  Provide overall assistance with Otter Tail Power Company’s environmental stewardship responsibilities.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences or engineering, with a strong background in sciences such as biology and chemistry is required. Equivalent job-related experience will be considered.  Experience in state and federal solid waste environmental regulations, monitoring well sampling and analysis procedures, and a basic knowledge of the regulatory and legislative system is preferred. The qualified applicant requires a general understanding of, or the aptitude to learn company operations, including steam plant operations, combustion turbine operations, oil-filled electrical equipment handling procedures, chemical use and storage, waste disposal practices, and environmental monitoring, sampling, and analysis procedures.  Applicants must have superior organizational skills, the ability to process and interpret data, good verbal and written communication skills, a professional demeanor when dealing with controversial issues, and proven computer skills. 

Resume deadline

June 03, 2016

Apprentice Service Representative/Lineman

Location

Cooperstown, ND

Qualifications

Applicants must be sufficiently qualified as a Journeyman Lineman or well-qualified Apprentice Lineman and be able to do necessary emergency repair work. Must have knowledge of electric line construction, maintenance, and repair. Must be able to assume responsibilities for area operations, maintain favorable public relations, and supervise and instruct assistants as necessary. Must have a valid unrestricted interstate commercial driver’s license. Successful applicant will be expected to reside within 17 miles of permanent headquarters in Cooperstown, North Dakota.

Resume deadline

June 03, 2016

Apprentice Service Representative/Lineman

Location

Jamestown, North Dakota

Qualifications

Applicant must be sufficiently qualified as a Journeyman Lineman or well-qualified Apprentice Lineman and be able to do necessary emergency repair work. Must have knowledge of electric line construction, maintenance, and repair. Must be able to assume responsibilities for area operations, maintain favorable public relations, and supervise and instruct assistants as necessary. Must have a valid unrestricted interstate commercial driver’s license. Successful applicant will be expected to reside within 17 miles of permanent headquarters in Jamestown, North Dakota.

Resume deadline

May 30, 2016

Customer Service Representative

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

Provide complete, accurate, and timely customer service and marketing service to all external and internal telephone and web customers. This position has the overall accountability to assist in the efforts to achieve customer service and company key performance indicators, including OSHA rate, revenue growth, increased margin, and customer satisfaction.

Qualifications

Requires excellent organizational, written and verbal communication, and customer service skills. Must have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and related computer software.  Experience in customer service, accounting, and marketing would be beneficial.

Resume deadline

June 06, 2016

Service Representative/Journeyman Lineman

Location

Walhalla, North Dakota

Qualifications

Applicants must be sufficiently qualified as a Journeyman or well-qualified Apprentice Lineman with a minimum four years of experience and be able to do necessary emergency repair work. Must have knowledge of electric line construction, maintenance, and repair. Must be able to assume responsibilities for area operations, maintain favorable public relations, and supervise and instruct assistants as necessary. Must have a valid unrestricted interstate commercial driver’s license.

Successful applicant will be expected to reside within 17 miles of permanent headquarters in Walhalla, North Dakota.

Resume deadline

June 15, 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.