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, S.D. 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 percent 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.  


We're hiring for the following positions:

  • Journey or 2nd Year Apprentice Line Worker - Barnesville, Minnesota
  • Communications - Summer Internship
  • Apprentice Line Worker, Jackson, Minn.
  • Apprentice Line Worker, Ortonville, Minn.

Click on the Find A Job or Internships links below to learn more about these positions.

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Journey or 2nd Year Apprentice Line Worker - Barnesville, Minnesota

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to begin our journey with the electric distribution maintenance services to the City of Barnesville. In this role, you will be responsible for operating and maintaining the municipal electric utility distribution systems in a safe and efficient manner. You will play an active role in the operation, construction, reconstruction, maintenance and repair of the City of Barnesville’s electrical distribution system and associated equipment, and, as the customer energy needs continue to evolve, so too will your role. 

Journey and Apprentice Line Worker Requirements:

  • 2nd Step Apprentice Required
  • Active Driver’s License
  • Ability to Obtain a MN Class A CDL Endorsement Within 6 Months
  • CPR Certified
  • Reside within 20 minutes of Barnesville, MN 

Additional Journey Line Worker Requirements: 

  • Journey Line Worker from an accepted apprenticeship program
  • 4 years of experience in the operation, construction, reconstruction, and maintenance of electrical distribution systems and associated equipment.  

We provide very competitive wages, a comprehensive/low-cost benefit package, and an outstanding work environment that promotes a long-lasting career.   

Visit our website at www.mrenergy.com. For consideration, send your resume describing your qualifications for the position to hr@mrenergy.com. Position closes April 5, 2019. EOE


We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team providing distribution maintenance services to the City of Jackson, Minn. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge and experience as an Apprentice Line Worker and be a part of our electric crew during the construction season in Jackson. This is a temporary position beginning in May and may work up to 1,000 hours.       

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Requirements:

  • High School Diploma
  • Accredited Power or Electrical Line Worker Program diploma is preferred, one-year minimum. 
  • Individuals pursuing education in this field will also be considered             
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions     
  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds    
  • Ability to follow safety procedures as well as written and verbal instructions
  • Able to interact and communicate effectively with co-workers and the public

For consideration, please send your resume for the position to hr@mrenergy.com.  Deadline to apply is March 27, 2019.  EOE


We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team providing distribution maintenance services to the City of Ortonville, Minn. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge and experience as an Apprentice Line Worker and be a part of our electric crew in Ortonville during the construction season. This is a temporary position beginning in May and the person may work up to 1,000 hours.      

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Requirements:

  • High School Diploma
  • Accredited Power or Electrical Line Worker Program Diploma is preferred, one-year minimum. Individuals pursuing education in this field will also be considered
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.  
  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds
  • Ability to follow safety procedures as well as written and verbal instructions
  • Able to interact and communicate effectively with co-workers and the public

For consideration, send your resume for the position to hr@mrenergy.com. The deadline to apply is March 27, 2019.  EOE


Internships

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-mid May and typically last 10 to 12 weeks.

Communications - Summer Internship  

We’re looking for an enthusiastic full-time intern for summer 2019. Submit your application by Friday, March 22, to get in the running. You’ll need a resume, cover letter, and some work samples to show us. 

Depending on your skill set, you could be working on a variety of projects such as:

  • Take “on the job” photos and videos of employees in Sioux Falls and travel to our member communities to do the same with a company vehicle.
  • Assist in the development of our Value of Public Power campaign.
  • Assist with marketing materials.
  • Assist with website content.
  • Write persuasive copy for all media, including video, social, print, radio and more that helps promote public power utilities
  • Support MRES social media efforts

Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements:   

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and successfully interact with others. 
  • Preference with video editing software, and Photoshop and/or Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, without close supervision.
  • Familiar with current social media.      
  • Possess a current valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of the electric utility industry is not necessary.

For consideration submit your resume and cover letter describing your qualifications to hr@mrenergy.com by Friday, March 22. 

Students pursuing a degree in Journalism, Marketing, Graphic Design, Digital Media, Communications (Business, Public Relations) or English are encouraged to apply. This paid position begins in mid-May and goes through mid-August (but we’re flexible).  

You’ll build a resume with lots of real work experience, and you’ll work with a team that encourages learning and growth.

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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