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Generation Engineer I or II

Location: Gillette, WY, United States
Job ID: 34727
Date Posted: Mar 9, 2023
Salary: $67650 to $101450 Annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

Provide technical engineering support to the Power Generation Department to ensure safe reliable operations.  Monitor, evaluate and take corrective action on plant electrical, control functions and mechanical systems.

SALARY RANGE: Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

  • Engineer I:  $67,650 - $101,450
  • Engineer II:  $80,550 - $120,800

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Senior Manager, Generation Engineering

LOCATION: Gillette, WY   

  • Required to live within 45 minutes of the reporting location.
  • A comprehensive relocation package is offered for this position! Details about this package will be shared during the interview and offer process.


  • Manage and support assigned projects including scope, plan, specify, and direct work.
  • Work Directly with Project Managers to supply existing, receive new, modify, and update project files as part of a management of change process.
  • Evaluates maintenance procedures, documents updates and supports training staff based on necessary changes and upgrades.
  • Evaluates and leads performance testing and tuning of plant’s boiler, turbine, AQCS and ancillary equipment.
  • Supports testing of reagents and/or other products for improving environmental compliance, safety, and reliability.
  • Prepare and review plant procedures and system descriptions as assigned.  Specify training for employees on plant electrical operating and maintenance tasks related to assigned projects.
  • Assist in budget preparation for assigned areas of capital, maintenance and operation activities.
  • Project management from conception to completion on capital and O&M projects.
  • Coordinates processes and procedures as required by RCM.


  • Ability to interface effectively with consultants, contractors, internal resources, and state/local government agencies.
  • Must be willing to work in a team environment or individually.  Will work closely with Operations and Maintenance Departments. Will be key player in identifying capital project work for Engineering Department.  
  • Maintains a successful partnership with Generation Dispatch, Reliability Center to meet business goals and expectations.


  • Engineer I: No experience required. Training provided.
  • Engineer II: Minimum of (3) three years of experience with power generation projects and DCS systems.
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Controls, Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.


  • Knowledge of basic principles of power generation (specifically coal-fired steam turbine generation units), engineering, system control principles and instrumentation.
  • Understanding of mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Understanding of administration, accounting principles, and project management.
  • Proficient computer skills including experience with MS Office Suite, AutoCAD, CMMS (EAM) or similar, PI, and PeopleSoft. 
  • Good interpersonal skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual discretionary bonuses, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off benefits, including paid holidays and parental leave, company paid life insurance and disability benefits (short and long term), an employee assistance program and well-being benefits, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.  If you require reasonable accommodation, please visit for more information.   

Wage: 67650 to 101450
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