Careers at Missouri River Energy Services

An engaging culture, competitive pay and comprehensive benefits make MRES a great place to work.

MRES is headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We are a joint-action agency supporting 61 member municipalities that own and operate their own electric distribution systems in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

We offer a flexible and friendly work environment that promotes a long-lasting career, which is demonstrated by our 98% employee retention. We provide competitive salaries, a comprehensive/low-cost benefits package with unique offerings not found at other employers, and we invest in our employees with ongoing training and development.

MRES is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Water Plant/System Specialist – Pierre, South Dakota

The City of Pierre seeks a passionate individual to join our team in making Pierre one of the best places to live, work, and visit. This position will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City’s new state of the art water treatment facility and distribution systems. Qualified applicants must have the ability to learn water treatment techniques and be able to perform a multitude of hands on maintenance activities that pertain to drinking water systems.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Work involves responsibility for performing a variety of tasks in maintaining the public water system. The Water Plant /System Specialist controls and maintains treatment machines and equipment involved in production of water to drinking water standards; participates in specialized technical work at the municipal water treatment plant, distribution system, and related facilities of the raw and potable water system; duties in the operation of the Water Treatment Plant and Distribution systems, including water sampling, testing, chemical dosage calculations, treatment, repair, maintenance and operation of pumps, wells, motors, SCADA as well as installation, maintenance and repair of water distribution parts and facilities. Work involves contact with regulatory officials, the public and contractors regarding production and distribution quality of the drinking water. In addition, this position will work with other employees in the plant on a day to day basis. Work is reviewed upon completion for adherence to prescribed standards and procedures and compliance with state and federal regulations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: State of SD Board of Operator Certification in water treatment after 18 months of employment. On call duties are rotated among staff.

MINIMUM SALARY: $23.74/hr minimum plus comprehensive benefit package including 100% employer paid employee health, dental and life insurance along with a 6% employer match to the South Dakota Retirement System and 12 paid holidays. Up to $2,000 annual educational assistance available. Wage offer will be based upon actual education and experience.


Open Until Filled


Laurie Gronlund, HR Director
City of Pierre
PO Box 1253
Pierre SD 57501

This position is open until filled. For more information, call 605-773-7429 or go to EOE

Learn More About The Sioux Falls Area

MRES is headquartered in Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota. From its miles of trails and lakes, local wineries and breweries, to world-class music, theater and a thriving foodie scene, Sioux Falls offers big-city perks with small-town charm.

Sioux Falls is the fastest growing metro area in the Midwest, with businesses and residents eager to move in. Key economic sectors include agribusiness, education, finance, healthcare and telecommunications, and businesses here enjoy South Dakota’s lack of a state corporate income tax.

The Sioux Falls School District serves more than 23,000 students.

Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau

City of Sioux Falls

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