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 Named Most Affordable Place to Live and Work in the U.S. in 2022.

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

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

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Sioux Falls Ranked #6 in Best Place
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Internships at MRES

An internship at MRES is an advantage for students who want to learn more about engineering, communications, cybersecurity, accounting or business. We give students real-world experience and our interns work on projects that matter. MRES internships usually begin in late May.

Career Opportunities in Our Member Communities

Wastewater Treatment Plant Crew Leader – Pierre, South Dakota

The City of Pierre is currently seeking a wastewater treatment plant crew leader to assist the superintendent in training and supervising, plant personnel, and operations. The crew leader provides direction, motivation and support to plant operators on the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant and lift stations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Monitors the treatment process and performance of related equipment and makes necessary adjustments as indicated by current conditions
  • Execute preventive maintenance and repairs on various pumps, blowers, chemical feeders, valves, piping and other equipment and appurtenances used to treat wastewater
  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision
  • Interact with other employees, customers and suppliers in a professional manner

The crew leader's work is performed both indoors and outdoors, where the employee will be exposed to noise, dust, machinery with moving parts, infectious diseases, raw sewage, hazardous chemicals and occasional inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles or gloves. At times, this position works independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with staff, and work outside of normal plant hours is expected when the need arises.

Education in the field of mechanical or engineering technologies or a related field or equivalent wastewater plant experience is preferred. Prior crew leader and wastewater experience preferred. Must be able to obtain a Class 1 Wastewater Treatment Certificate within 18 months and obtain Class IV Certification in a timely manner. Experience in the repair of machinery nd equipment and/or operation of related water or wastewater treatment equipment is beneficial. Possession of or ability to obtain a Class A CDL, with an airbrake endorsement is required.

SALARY: $22.60 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 annually for educational reimbursement. Wage offer will be based upon actual education and experience. UP TO A $3,000 HIRING BONUS!

APPLICATIONS: Human Resources Office, City of Pierre, Box 1253, Pierre, SD 57501, Phone (605) 773-7429, www.cityofpierre.org.

Open Until Filled. EOE


Street Maintenance Worker – 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 is responsible for manual labor and operating street sweepers and snow plows to maintain city streets.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Manual labor, such as shoveling, raking asphalt, etc. is required. Skill in operating and maintaining equipment such as street sweeper, truck, roller, snow plow, skid steer, and front-end loader. Must have possession of, or the ability to obtain, a Class B CDL with air brakes and tanker endorsements.

Minimum salary: $18.55/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. UP TO $3,000 HIRING BONUS!

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

Open until filled. EOE


Sewer Collection Maintenance Technician – Pierre, South Dakota

The City of Pierre seeks an enthusiastic individual to join our team in making Pierre one of the best places to live, work and visit. This position provides services in the water and wastewater departments by repairing and maintaining sanitary and storm sewer mains. This position will operate a CCTV van including computer applications to video and inspect sanitary and storm sewer lines. You’ll operate a Vactor truck to clean sewer lines, storm lines, lift stations and multiple structures located around the city. You'll also perform smoke testing, bypass pumping and flow monitoring.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Class I Waste Water Collection certification from the State of SD Board of Operator Certification after 18 months of employment. Must have or be able to obtain a Class B CDL with Tanker Endorsement. Knowledge of the operation of waste water and storm water collection systems and maintenance of related equipment would be beneficial.

SALARY: $20.48 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 $2000 annual educational assistance available. Wage offer will be based upon actual education and experience.

UP TO $3,000 HIRING BONUS!

Open until filled

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

EOE


Water Plant/System Specialist – City of 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 drinking water 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. 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.

MINIMUM SALARY: $20.48/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 $2000 annual educational assistance available.

This position will be open until filled.

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

EOE


Electrical Lineman/Natural Gas - City of Alton, Iowa

The City of Alton strives to provide excellent quality of life, as well as safe and efficient municipal services through a spirit of progressive cooperation. If you have good public relations and communication skills, we would love to have you join our team. This position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the electric distribution system, ensuring safety, efficiency and dependability for customers of Alton. Under the direction of the electric department head, you will construct, maintain and repair electric system components including but not limited to, substation, meter testing and repair, and other miscellaneous duties as required for the operation of the electric system and miscellaneous work assignments as required. Also responsible for the operation and maintenance of the natural gas distribution system, including construction, repair work and leak detection. Under the direction of the natural gas department head, cathodic protection, inspecting gas burning appliances and equipment, meter testing and repair, and miscellaneous work assignments as required.

For more information, please visit our website at www.altoniowa.us. This position will be open until filled. Pre-employment drug screening is required. For questions or inquiries please contact Dale Oltmans at 712-756-4314.
EOE

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: Open Until Filled

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

Brookings Municipal Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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.

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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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Energy Scheduler

Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) is seeking an energy scheduler to help direct the operations of our generation resources to meet the energy and reliability needs of our members. This position is located at the MRES headquarters in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


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