MDU Resources Group Engineer - Power Plant in Mandan, North Dakota

Job Summary:

Responsible for placing safety as #1 priority in day to day work routine for self and others. Develops engineering designs, economic analyses, and cost estimates for construction and O&M; projects. Provides direction, technical guidance and resource knowledge to Power Production personnel.

Level I applies basic engineering techniques for entry-level assignments with review and guidance from a higher level. Level II applies standard engineering methods and techniques to solve problems; moderate guidance and direction is provided and work is normally reviewed from a higher level. Level III applies a broad range of engineering skills and techniques, leads projects, and provides direction to lower level engineers.

Minimum Qualifications:

Level I: Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in engineering (Mechanical or Electrical).

Level II: Must meet Level I requirements and two years related work experience.

Level II: Must meet Level I/II requirements and five years of progressively responsible experience and understanding in the energy industry including utility and gas operations, maintenance, design and project management.

Key Skills & Competencies

  • Ability to apply engineering principles to the development and design of power generation processes.

  • Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate, correspond and interact with senior staff/management and field personnel.

  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.

  • Self motivated to be able to take the initiative to perform tasks to enhance department productivity.

  • Strong customer service skills and ability to provide effective and timely information.

  • Self-motivated and able to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior engineering experience in electric/natural gas utility.

  • Proficiency in operation and use of personal computers and commercially available software.

  • An EI (Engineering Intern) or an EIT (Engineering in Training) Certificate.

Additional Information

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States, no sponsorships considered.

  • Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks.

  • As required by ND state law, applicants are hereby notified that smoking is prohibited in and around MDU facilities and permissible only in designated areas.

How To Apply

Apply online at or fax completed application to 701-222-7821.

Company: Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.

Department: Power Production - Heskett Station

Location: Mandan, ND

Hiring Manager: Cory M Zentner

Closing Date: 03/28/2018 at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type: Full-Time

Entry Level: $5,033/$6,700 - $6,292/$8,375 /month