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Otter Tail Corporation Supervisor Operations in Big Stone City, South Dakota


At Otter Tail Power, our employees help us serve the communities we support by producing reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible electricity. Our employees’ impact can take many forms. In this role, the Operations Supervisor leads a critical team that ensures the plant is available to produce the electricity required by both OTP’s customer base and the overall grid. Our successful employees ensure that our customers and communities have the power they need for modern life.

Examples of those activities will include:

  • Manage a team of Plant Operators to ensure 24/7/365 efficient and reliable operations.

  • Collaborates with Plant Engineers to solve problems and enhance the plant’s productive output.

  • Ensures that plant has required resources and supplies as needed including chemicals, equipment, and other operations requirements.

  • Available to be on call for operational issues and for weekend/holiday rotation.


We’re seeking candidates with a wide range of skills who are motivated to complete complex projects with many potential variables while aligning with our core values: Integrity, Community, Safety, Resourcefulness, Customer Service and People. Some examples of what we’re looking for include:

  • There’s a lot of innovation in our industry and we want positive, can-do people who are resilient and effective communicators through the challenges that sometimes come with change.

  • A strategic growth mindset with exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills will allow you to conceive solutions and effectively implement them.

  • Knowledge of plant systems, collective bargaining agreements, and safety behavior is required.

  • Effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills to both direct and connect with plant Operators


We believe employment is a partnership and we expect excellence from our talented employees. To support our employees and help them thrive in their career experience and goals, we offer:

  • Competitive wage & benefit package.

  • Employee Stock Ownership options

  • Retirement Savings Fund with employer match

  • Health insurance plan options

  • Training – our average employee spends hours in training and development each year! This includes safety – one of our 5 values and key to our success – technical, compliance and developmental training.

  • Career development is critical to our long-term success. Otter Tail Power employees have opportunities to participate in various leadership development programs, gain access to an a la carte online leadership course catalog, receive mentorship from current leaders and more!

  • Access to mental health support from the experts at The Village Family Service Center.

If this sounds like a great fit for you, apply today. Don’t wait too long though! In addition to the online application, please upload a current resume. Selected candidates will be required to complete a pre-interview assessment. We’ll accept applications through June 9, 2023.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)