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Otter Tail Corporation Power Plant Technician in Big Stone, South Dakota


We have an opening for full-time Power Plant Technician located at the Big Stone Power Plant near Milbank, SD.

Must have at least a high school education or its equivalent and two years formal technical training or its equivalent. Requires the ability to read, understand, and interpret drawings, manufacturers’ instruction books, prints, and other documentation needed in maintenance of assigned equipment. Must understand use of testing equipment and understand instruments and controls for steam generators, steam turbines, stage heaters, pumps, valves and associated equipment. Candidate must be physically fit, mentally alert, able to work at heights, in confined spaces, and in extreme temperatures. Must be able to service instrumentation located on the power plant stack. Must be able to ride stack elevator to stack instrument level and descend from instrument level by ladder. A valid driver’s license is required. Applicants will be required to complete an aptitude inventory.

Job duties include the installation, repair, calibration, and troubleshooting of electronic, electrical, and pneumatic instruments, controls and equipment including but not limited to programmable logic controllers, communication systems, digital and/or analog instrumentation, printed circuits, flow meters, differential pressure transducers, process control equipment, level indicators, alarm circuits and systems, pressure and temperature regulators, gauges and records, and telemetering receivers and transmitters.

We offer a competitive wage and benefit package. In addition to the online application, please upload a current resume. Applications accepted through January 24, 2021.




  • High School Diploma or better

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)