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 

Supervisor, Cash Management

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

Responsible for the remittance processing center operations including supervision of personnel and hardware/software purchases/maintenance.Analyze current and future cash needs and manage the company line of credit to maintain liquidity. Initiate short term debt borrowing/repayment as needed.  Monitor and analyze daily cash activity. Analyze capital structure forecast and be prepared to inform management of long-term debt or equity injection needs. Oversee non-CIS billing processes and policies. Responsible for the integrity and functionality of the Oracle Accounts Receivable module. Administer collection agency contracts and negotiate new contracts.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance and/or equivalent experience is required.  While certification is not required, it is preferred. Requires knowledge of banking and finance terminology, funds flow, techniques, and general banking laws and rules; a thorough understanding of accounting systems; and basic understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).  Must be able to multi-task, meet deadlines, and research and solve accounting issues with self-direction. Remittance processing experience is a plus. Supervisory experience and general knowledge of FERC accounting is preferred.

Resume deadline

February 23, 2016

Communications Specialist

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

Research, write, edit, and coordinate design and publishing, and track processes for internal and other communication. Advise clients throughout the company in—and/or facilitate processes for—producing, distributing, and measuring the success of materials needed to communicate effectively with employees, customers, shareholders, media, the general public, and other key audiences. This includes, but is not limited to developing and implementing thorough cross-functional communication plans, identifying and implementing online communication and engagement strategies, conceptualizing and managing video-productions. This role also supports Corporate Communications.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in a communications-related major and experience in coordinating integrated communications for a complex organization, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience, is required. Must have extensive working knowledge of the English language and its proper use, and solid understanding of what makes effective communication with a high degree of readability. Must have demonstrated effectiveness as a researcher, writer, editor, project manager, and communications strategist. Must have superior written, oral, and electronic communication skills; analytical, negotiation, and process-improvement skills; and the ability to establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with other departments and external stakeholders. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team, thrive in an environment of multiple priorities, and work under pressure to proactively meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude. Must maintain customer and business focus. Company and/or industry knowledge preferred.

Resume deadline

February 26, 2016

Electrical Shop Intern

Location

Wahpeton, North Dakota

Responsibilities

Assist Electrical Transformer Shop Technicians in the repair and servicing of electrical equipment, transformers and breakers. The student will clean, sand and prepare electrical equipment for painting; dispose of obsolete or failed equipment; assist with the servicing, inspection and repair of conventional and pad mount transformers; participate in safety meetings and adhere to all safety rules.   

Qualifications

Applicants must be a full-time student having completed first year in the Electrical Technology program or a related electrical program. This internship will be temporary from approximately mid-May 2016 through mid-August 2016.

Resume deadline

February 15, 2016

Engineer Intern

Location

Coyote Station, Beulah, North Dakota

Responsibilities

Otter Tail Power Company is currently seeking qualified student applicants to fill one position for Mechanical or Electrical Engineer Intern at Coyote Station from June through December 2016.

The Engineer Intern will provide assistance to Plant Engineering in the following areas:

  • Plant systems performance analysis
  • Plant systems modification cost/benefit analysis
  • Sub system Mechanical/Civil/Electrical design
  • Electronic print updates

Qualifications

The position requires excellent written communication skills and attention to detail in order to publish accurate study reports and provide accurate drawing updates. Furthermore, the role also requires strong oral communication skills used in working with plant staff and outside contractors and equipment vendors.

Looking for students in the engineering programs. The applicant must have proficient computer skills with various software applications in Microsoft such as Word, Excel, and Access. In addition, the applicant must be proficient in the use of Autodesk AutoCad software.

Resume deadline

February 29, 2016

Systems Specialist

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

Administer and support the company’s data center infrastructure which includes server hardware, server operating systems, VMs, SAN, and related equipment; implement and support application software, databases, system backups and related components; perform hardware and software upgrades; sustain system security and data integrity; analyze and resolve system problems independently and collaboratively. Must comply with company policies and department standards; adhere to procedures for SOX, NERC and FERC compliance; and endorse department objectives of cybersecurity and customer service. Will work outside normal business hours as necessary to perform hardware and software upgrades, system changes, and resolve critical system issues. Will require travel to other company locations.

Qualifications

A bachelor's or associate's degree with an emphasis in Computer Science or Information Technology with a minimum of two years of hands-on experience in the deployment and support of server operating systems is required. Working knowledge of server virtualization, storage management, databases, and system security is preferred. Position requires reliability and personal integrity; interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills; and written and verbal communication skills. Must have the ability to research, analyze and solve problems independently as well as the desire to contribute to and champion the success of a team. 

Resume deadline

February 16, 2016

Operator Trainee

Location

Coyote Station, Beulah, North Dakota

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.

Resume deadline

February 23, 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.