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Plant Engineer - Mechanical

Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc.
Center, North Dakota
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Energy and Utilities
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Minnkota Power is seeking qualified candidates for a Plant Engineer with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Milton R. Young Station located near Center, ND.  The Milton R. Young Station is a two-unit coal-fired power plant, providing a stable energy source for our cooperative member-owners.  The station is located 35 miles from Bismarck, North Dakota, a growing and progressive city with many recreational opportunities.
  • Coordinate the preparation of construction drawings and specifications for plant process equipment.
  • Design and installation of new and replacement equipment.
  • Work with consultants and contractors as necessary to accomplish engineering objectives.
  • Troubleshoot existing systems with operations and maintenance to resolve safety or production problems with engineered solutions.
  • Identify technical and operational training needs and initiate action on capital and O & M projects.
  • Monitor work activity to ensure it is being done in a safe manner and in compliance with current regulations.
  • Assist in record keeping of system work order files, standard drawing and data files.
  • Analyze plant data and provide recommendations.
  • Monitor and recommend new technology which could improve the efficiency, reliability, availability, and longevity of the power plant.
  • Provide engineering support to other departments as required.

Position requires a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Previous experience in an industrial setting is preferred but not necessary.

Minnkota Power Cooperative makes career growth and development a priority by creating a challenging and rewarding work environment.  For more information regarding this job and our online application go to    Resumes will not be accepted without a completed application. 

Minnkota Power Cooperative is an EEO/AAP/Female/Minority/Disabled/Vets Employer

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)


Minnkota Power Cooperative has a wide range of more than 400 knowledgeable and skilled employees who work to bring reliable, low-cost electric energy to northwestern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.  Minnkota employs engineers, electrical line workers, power plant personnel, electricians, accountants and many other positions needed to manage our unique and evolving business.

Corporate headquarters are located in Grand Forks, N.D.  The primary source of electric generation is the Milton R. Young Station, a power plant located near Center, N.D., 35 miles northwest of Bismarck, N.D.

For nearly 80 years, Minnkota has been energizing homes, farms, schools and businesses. And the future is bright. New employees are needed to power our growing local economies and the technological advancements that are changing the way we view the world.  Career growth and development are a priority at Minnkota, creating a challenging and rewarding work environment. The company promotes a work culture that strives to keep employees engaged, healthy and productive.

If you're looking for a rewarding career that offers competitive pay, benefits and advancement opportunities, we invite you to view our Apply Today!

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