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 3rd Year Apprentice Lineworker - position closes Dec. 5
  • Generation Intern - position closes Nov. 30
  • Transmission Intern - position closes Nov. 30

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

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Journey or 3rd Year Apprentice Lineworker - Luverne, Minn.

Inspired by the company’s mission to supply its members with reliable, cost-effective, long-term energy and energy services in a fiscally responsible and environmentally sensitive manner, members of the MRES team embrace the challenge of understanding and solving the evolving energy needs of all customers today, and for years to come. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team and help provide electric distribution maintenance services to the City of Luverne.    

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 Luverne’s electrical distribution systems and associated equipment. As the customers' energy needs continue to evolve, so too will your role.

Journey and Apprentice Line Worker Requirements:

  • Education:  1 year Power Line (minimum)
  • Active Driver’s License
  • Ability to Obtain a CDL Endorsement Within 6 Months
  • CPR Certified
  • Reside within 15 minutes of Luverne, MN 

Additional Journey Line Worker Requirements:

  • Journey Line Worker Designation
  • 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.  

For consideration, send your resume and cover letter describing your qualifications for the position to hr@mrenergy.comThe position closes Dec. 5, 2018.

MRES is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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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.

2019 Generation Summer Internship - Mechanical Engineering

We're seeking a student in the Mechanical Engineering program for a full-time summer internship in our Generation department located in our corporate office in Sioux Falls, S.D. The qualified candidate will work directly with and learn from experienced engineers in the electric industry. MRES is a joint-action agency representing 61 member communities in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The selected intern will gain exposure to and experience of the public power sector in the U.S. The position begins in mid-May and goes through mid-August.  

In this position you will have the opportunity to be directly involved in projects that will give you hands-on exposure with generation facilities owned by MRES and its member municipalities by working on a variety of turbines including, but not limited to, combustion, wind, and hydroelectric. The intern can expect to gain experience in project development, preventative maintenance development, and 2-D and 3-D modeling. You also will learn industry-preferred methods for research, data entry, and documentation.

Working conditions will include office and some field work, which could include light lifting, infrequent climbing, and occasional exposure to temperature and noise.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated CAD drafting skills (some on-the-job experience is preferred)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, and Access
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Desire to pursue a career in the energy industry
  • Must at least be in your sophomore year

Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining your qualifications and your education and career goals to hr@mrenergy.com.

Deadline for applying is Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. 

2019 Transmission Summer Internship - Electrical Engineering

Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) is seeking a student in the Electrical Engineering program for a full-time summer internship in our Transmission group located in our corporate office in Sioux Falls, SD.  The qualified candidate will work directly with and learn from experienced engineers in the electric industry. MRES is a Joint Action Agency representing 61 member communities in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.  The selected intern will gain exposure to and experience of the Public Power sector in the U.S.  The position begins in mid-May and goes through mid-August.

In this position you will have the opportunity to work on projects including power flow analysis and power flow models, including use of industry known tools (Siemens PTI’s PSS®E and PowerGem’s TARA), transmission facility ratings, automating technical and non-technical data processes using scripting languages like VBA or Python, learning about the regional transmission grid through various projects and tasks, and more. 

Working conditions will include office work with possible visits to transmission or generation installations.

Qualifications:

  • Understanding of basic circuit theory
  • Experience with programming desirable
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, and Access
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Desire to pursue a career in the energy industry
  • Must be in at least your sophomore year

Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining your qualifications and your education and career goals to hr@mrenergy.com.

Deadline for applying is Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

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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