Otter Tail Corporation BTD_Project Assistant in Lakeville, Minnesota

Company Overview:

BTD is a fast growing metalworking company. We provide custom metalwork services for some of the world’s top brands. Our 900+ employees work from five facilities throughout the Midwest. We invest in our people, our equipment, and our facilities to offer our clients the best value possible. We are also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, a publicly traded company on NASDAQ.

Summary: Support the Project Coordinator and/or Project Engineer in all activities pertaining to a project.

Safety is #1 at BTD: Our expectation is that every employee: 1) Strictly follows safety policies, rules and safe work methods. 2) Promptly corrects or reports safety hazards or unsafe conditions. Promptly reports injuries for prompt diagnosis and treatment. 3) Makes regular suggestions for safety process improvements to support continuous improvement in safety.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform day to day operational aspects and scope of a project.

  • Execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.

  • Be aware of project budget to include timely and accurate invoicing while monitoring receivables for the project.

  • Create and manage relationships with external contractors and vendors to be used in the tasks of a project.

  • Assist in implementation of all shop layouts including installation and or removal of production equipment and accessories at all company locations.


Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The minimum level of education and experience required to perform the job.

  • Graduation from high school (or equivalent).

  • Strong working knowledge of all equipment used in production/material handing activities.

  • Ability to operate a forklift in a safe and effective manner

Experience and Skills Required:

  • Strong knowledge of the equipment, materials, methods and practices used in the production process.

  • Some knowledge of related safety requirements to include proper use of safety equipment and proper safety precautions.

  • Ability to understand and follow routine oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • Must have average math skills and mechanical ability.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

  • The ability to travel and be gone for a week or more if required. (New equipment, shows, seminars, training, customer visits, alternate plant locations, etc.)

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe 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.QualificationsRequiredPreferredLicenses & CertificationsRequiredPreferred