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 position:

  • Distribution Maintenance Crew Leader in Barnesville, Minn.

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We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Journey Lineworker Crew Leader and help provide electric distribution maintenance services to the City of Barnesville, Minn.    

In this role you will be responsible for overseeing, operating, and maintaining the day-to-day activities regarding operations and maintenance of 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 systems and associated equipment. As the customer energy needs continue to evolve, so too will your role.

Journey Lineworker Crew Leader Experience:

  • Education and Experience:  1st Class Journey Lineworker license with experience leading a line crew and demonstrated experience in performing construction and maintenance work on overhead and underground dead or energized conductors, structures, and equipment. Knowledge of fundamentals of electricity related to the construction, maintenance, and operation of distribution and transmission lines and equipment.  
  • Active Class A CDL Endorsement Driver’s License
  • Must have or ability to obtain CPR Certification, First Aid Certification, and pole-top rescue.
  • Reside within 15 minutes of Barnesville    

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

For consideration, send your resume and cover letter describing your qualifications for the position to The position closes February 8, 2019.


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.

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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