Dick works for NDSC as an electrical contractor and brings a wealth of experience as an electrician. He studied as an apprentice electrician at United States Steel, Minntac Mine, and Taconite plant from 1978 to 1981, and worked at Schmidt Electric and in the ND oilfield from 1982 to 1986. Dick received his Journeyman license in 1985, and his Master license in 1987.
From 1986 to 2019, he worked at the ADM processing plant in Enderlin, ND. In 1992, Dick became the electrical supervisor. He taught electrical safety at the plant, was a radiation safety officer, and was on the hazmat team.