Minnesota Power is an electric utility company headquartered in Duluth, MN.  We provide electricity in a 26,000 square mile service area in northeastern Minnesota containing about 145,000 residential and commercial customers, municipalities and some of the nation’s largest industrial customers.

This position will work in our Generation Operations department providing engineering support for Minnesota Power generating fleet including thermal, hydroelectric, wind, and solar facilities.   


  • Provide engineering expertise, for both internal and external customers
  • Services include: project planning, development, design, evaluation, implementation, modification, and documentation
  • Develop engineering standards balancing corporate and customer needs
  • Research new technology for potential corporate application
  • Serve as training resource in area of expertise


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering from an ABET accredited program, or equivalent, is required


  • Four years or more of related engineering experience*


  • Two years or more of related engineering experience* PLUS certification as an Engineer-in-Training

*A master’s degree in engineering may be equivalent for up to one year of related experience


  • Power plant or industrial plant engineering experience
  • Knowledge of local, state, and industry codes and standards, for example OSHA and ASME
  • Project management experience including construction management, scheduling, estimating, and reporting
  • Experience with maintenance management system including predictive, preventative maintenance, CMMS systems, and reliability engineering
  • Experience developing construction and equipment specifications for bidding and purchasing processes
  • Experience creating and/or reviewing engineering drawings
  • Experience in specifying, inspecting, and maintaining power generation equipment including but not limited to fans, pumps, HVAC systems, pollution control equipment, steam turbine generators, piping, pressure vessels, and boilers


  • This position will report regularly in person. The reporting location for this position can be either Cohasset, MN or Duluth, MN, which will be determined at the time of hire between the Company and the selected candidate
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license as some travel may be required
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required to establish and maintain positive working relationships
  • This position may be subject to assessment of skills, job match and/or aptitude

Employer will not sponsor Visas for position.

External applicants must apply online via www.allete.com/careers

This job posting will be available for application until the position has been filled OR the posting close date noted herein, whichever date is earlier. 

ALLETE is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.  

If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for employment, please contact our Human Resources department at 218-723-7553.


Location: Cohasset, MN
Application Close Date: 7/2/2024
Link: https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ALLETE&cws=43&rid=5241