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.

Sioux Falls Ranked as the #1 City for Young Professionals in 2021.

—SmartAsset

Sioux Falls Ranked as the 3rd Hottest Job Market in 2020.

—ZipRecruiter

Sioux Falls Ranked #6 in Best Place
to Raise Kids in 2020.

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Internships at MRES

An internship at MRES is an advantage for students who want to learn more about engineering, communications, accounting or business. We give students real-world experience and our interns work on projects that matter. MRES internships usually begin in late May. You'll gain real work experience, and you’ll work with a team that encourages learning and growth.

Career Opportunities in Our Member Communities

Managing Director of Information Technology & Operations Technology - Brookings, S.D.

This position is responsible for architecting and leading Brookings Municipal Utilities with the implementation and maintenance of various Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) systems. This individual will provide leadership to the IT department to ensure continued process improvement, enhancing security and compliance control systems and ensuring end-user satisfaction. The ideal candidate will have exceptional leadership skills, with strong visionary and strategic planning capabilities. The candidate must have strong project management skills and had previous experience in leading information technology and operational technology security practices. Candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field with experience in project management. The ideal candidate will possess security systems certification(s). Brookings Municipal Utilities offers a great work environment, competitive salary and benefits package. The wage range is $110,000-$125,000 and is dependent upon experience. If interested, please submit an online application and professional resume by visiting www.brookingsutilities.com.

Questions may be directed to: Human Resources, Brookings Municipal Utilities, Phone: 605-692-6325, Email: HR@swiftel-bmu.com

Application Timeline: Now- Open Until Filled

Job Posting & Application: https://swiftel-bmu.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2nzkk29voa2


Information Technology Technician Assistant - Brookings, S.D.

Brookings Municipal Utilities is seeking a full-time Information Technology Technician Assistant to provide computer support to end-users which includes assisting with installations, upgrades, and troubleshooting problems. This position will also assist with a number of department initiatives including performing end-user setup and training and assisting with installation, maintenance, repair and support of company hardware and software.

The ideal candidate will have an associate’s degree in Computer Science or related field and one-year experience.

Brookings Municipal Utilities offers a great work environment, hourly rate, and benefits. The wage range for this position is $18.58-$24.77/hour.

If interested, please submit an online application and professional resume by visiting www.brookingsutilities.com.

Questions may be directed to: Human Resources, Brookings Municipal Utilities, Phone: 605-692-6325, Email: HR@swiftel-bmu.com

Application Timeline: Now- Open Until Filled

Job Posting & Application: https://swiftel-bmu.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2nzkk2708at

Brookings Municipal Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Water Distribution & Maintenance Foreman - Watertown, South Dakota

General Description:
This position is responsible for technical and supervisory work directing the municipal water distribution system and related facilities.

Work involves responsibility for performing a variety of tasks in maintaining the public water system. The Distribution and Maintenance Foreman will operate valves, hydrants and maintain distribution machines and equipment involved in new construction and maintenance of the drinking water system. Work involves contact with regulatory officials, the public and contractors regarding distribution of the drinking water. In addition, this position will provide direct supervision to other employees on the distribution and maintenance crew on a day to day basis. Work requires the exercise of considerable independence of judgment and initiative within established policies subject to review by the Utilities General Manager, Director of Operations and the Water Superintendent.

Qualified Applicants will Possess the Following:
Qualified applicants must have a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices governing water distribution and maintenance activities and two (2) years of prior supervisory experience. Candidates must also possess a water distribution license equivalent to a South Dakota Class III or IV certificate (or be able to test to that level within six (6) months of employment) or equivalent education and/or experience.

About Watertown Municipal Utilities Water System:
The water system supplies the City of Watertown, SD, population 22,000, including 9,500 water customers. The system operates a 14.6 mgd lime softening treatment plant that only treats ground water from 31 wells located in three different areas. The distribution system has 6 elevated and 1 ground level storage tanks, 4 booster stations and 155 miles of water main.

Wages and Benefits:
Salary $37.70 to $39.59/hour, depending on certification. Excellent benefits package, including SDRS pension, health, dental, vision and life insurance, 457 plan, paid sick leave and vacation.

How To Apply:
A completed application, resume and a cover letter are required. Job description and application form are available online at www.watertownmu.com/wmu/employment/.

Watertown Municipal Utilities
Attn: Human Resources
901 4th Avenue SW, Watertown, SD 57201
Phone: 605/882-6233
E-mail: hr@watertownmu.com
Deadline to apply: Open until filled
EOE


Information Systems (IS) Supervisor - Watertown, South Dakota

This full-time position is responsible for directing and managing the information systems functions for the utilities, including systems programming, applications programming, and computer operations and security. This position is also responsible for supervising and scheduling activities associated with meter reading and meter maintenance.

Qualified applicants must have a degree in computer science, programming or a related field and/or related information systems experience. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package, including SDRS pension, health, dental, vision and life insurance, 457 plan, paid sick leave and vacation. A completed application, resume and a cover letter are required. Job description and application form are available online at https://watertownmu.com/wmu/employment/.

Watertown Municipal Utilities
Attn: Human Resources
901 4th Avenue SW, Watertown, SD 57201
Phone: 605/882-6233
E-mail: hr@watertownmu.com
Deadline to apply: January 31, 2022
EOE


Heavy Equipment Operator (Water Department) - City of Pierre, South Dakota

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The City of Pierre seeks a passionate individual to join our team in making Pierre one of the best communities in which to live, work, and play. Ability to perform manual labor which involves heavy lifting. Experience operating equipment such as a backhoe, motor grader, excavator, ditch-witch, boom truck, and front-end loader. Possession of a CDL within 90 days required. Experience in water and sewer main installation and repair desirable.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This position is responsible for operating a variety of heavy equipment used in installing, maintaining and repairing water and sewer lines and mains. Manual labor is also required for system maintenance.

SALARY: $21.51 minimum with comprehensive benefits package including 100% employer-paid employee health, dental and life insurance along with a 6% employer match to the South Dakota Retirement System

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

APPLICATIONS TO:
City of Pierre Human Resources Director
P.O. Box 1253
Pierre SD 57501
605) 773-7429, www.cityofpierre.org

Apply Online


Engineering Tech - City of Vermillion, South Dakota

The Engineering Department is accepting applications for a full-time Engineering Technician. Under general supervision of the City Engineer and Utilities Manager, the Engineering Technician performs technical and inspection work of a basic engineering nature and CAD. Assists in all phases of construction inspection, supervision of surveying, and CAD operations. Applicant must be able to pass a physical job function test.

This position is open until filled.

Job Description

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Service Technician - City of Vermillion, South Dakota

The Street Department is accepting applications for a full-time Service Technician/Equipment Operator. Performs skilled work in the maintenance and repair of light and heavy-duty municipally owned automotive machinery and equipment. Also performs general labor and operates equipment for the maintenance and preservation of streets, alleys, public roadways, and other public property. This position requires 24-hour emergency call out/on call scheduling availability.

This position is open until filled.

Job Description

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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.

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