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 

Business Supervisor

Location

Coyote Station, Beulah, North Dakota

Responsibilities

Supervise office support staff and union warehouse personnel. Accountable for all purchasing, job contracts, receiving, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory control, work orders, projects, time reporting, and a wide variety of reports and records management. Prepare capital and O&M budgets and monthly budget variance analysis. Interface with operations, maintenance, engineering and technical teams. Develop and improve administrative processes, procedures, record keeping, and reports.  Process monthly invoices. Administer office building cleaning contract.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in accounting or business related field and three years of related experience are required. Supervisory experience and/or experience in utility accounting is preferred but not required. Experience in purchasing, payroll, inventory control, budgeting, variance analysis, and chart of accounts is a plus. Applicants must have excellent communication skills; interpersonal skills; be attentive to detail; and have experience with word processing, spreadsheet, accounting and relational database programs.

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

Resume deadline

March 18, 2015

Buyer/Purchasing Administrator

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

Administer and maintain the Oracle Purchasing module. Monitor system issues, trouble-shoot, and follow on correction. Initiate and close Purchase Orders, and Request for Quotes (RFQs). Assist Oracle users as needed. Train new users in purchasing system. Monitor and maintain list of active users, vendors, and freight carriers in Oracle PO subsystem. Create Request For Information (RFI) and/or RFQs from user requisitions and submit to suppliers. Maintain and administer supplier information/contacts. Evaluate quotes, contract terms, and implement purchase order from approved requisition. Receive & prepare invoices, matching and reconciling to PO and receipts. Enter and reconcile blanket order information and maintain existing blanket orders. Generate releases and monitor to ensure proper documentation and contract terms are met.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in business, sourcing, accounting, computer science, or other related field is preferred. Knowledge of purchasing, contracting, accounting, and computer systems is preferred.  Must work well in a team environment and have the ability to solve problems and research issues with self-direction. Good communication, organizational skills and positive attitude are required.

Resume deadline

March 12, 2015

Payables Assistant, Part-time Job Share

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

This is a part-time job-share position. Individual will process daily activity related to accounts payables.  Review invoices for proper account coding, process and perform 3-way purchase order match, enter direct pay invoice information into payables system, and prepare payment batches. Reconcile various accounts to the general ledger. Position works closely with the Payables Lead, other payables staff, purchasing staff, and other accounting and company personnel.

Qualifications

A two-year accounting degree or related experience is preferred. Position requires good organizational, written, and verbal communication skills. Must be a self-starter and have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Oracle accounting software. 

Resume deadline

March 09, 2015

Operations Manager

Location

Crookston, Minnesota

Responsibilities

Direct and manage the area line crews and service representatives, and provide performance feedback and development opportunities. Manage Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and safety goals. Meet expense and capital budgets.  Provide support and labor for the achievement of marketing goals and objectives. Coordinate and manage shared customer relations and accountabilities with Customer Service Manager. Assist in the development and implementation of workforce plans within Customer Service Center. Direct power restoration and emergency outage situation. Lead information and safety training meetings to inform employees of company business matters, policies and procedures, government regulation, and similar matters that pertain to the business and area.

Qualifications

A four-year degree or a minimum of five to seven years of experience in field/customer service and electric utility operations is preferred.  Must have the ability to handle multiple complex tasks and a proven ability to make quality decisions; knowledge of work order estimating system; experience in budgeting, cost control, planning, and supervision; knowledge of Collective Bargaining Agreement. Utility construction and maintenance experience is helpful.

Resume deadline

March 06, 2015

Plant Engineer

Location

Coyote Station, Beulah, North Dakota

Responsibilities

Manage capital projects, plant improvement, project design and implementation, plant thermal performance engineering, environmental tasks, and overall plant reliability engineering consistent with reducing operating costs and increasing plant availability.

Qualifications

Position requires a bachelor’s degree in Engineering with 1-5 years engineering experience. Power plant experience is a plus. Applicants must have good interpersonal communication, computer, and project management skills. Knowledge of digital control systems and computer network experience is a plus.                                                                   

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

Resume deadline

March 06, 2015

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

March 13, 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.