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Power Plant Technician

Posted on: October 26, 2020

Ottertail Power Company

Power Plant Technician


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. To apply, visit our careers page at Applications accepted through November 13, 2020.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.