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.

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Career Opportunities in Our Member Communities

Electrical Lineworker/Natural Gas – Alton, Iowa

The City of Alton is accepting applications for the position of electric lineworker/gas operator. This position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the electric distribution system and maintenance of the natural gas distribution system.

Desired qualifications:

  • Electric lineworker from skilled apprentice to journeyman preferred — will consider providing training to individuals interested in pursuing the apprentice program to become a journey lineworker.
  • Natural gas experience desired but not required. Individuals with natural gas experience are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please visit www.altoniowa.us. For other questions or inquiries, please contact Dale Oltmans at 712-756-4314.

This position will be open until filled. A pre-employment drug screening is required. EOE


GIS Technician – Moorhead, Minnesota

Moorhead Public Service (MPS) is accepting applications for a GIS Technician. Under general supervision, this position collects, updates, and analyzes electric, water, and fiber Geographic Information System (GIS) information; creates electronic maps; assists with developing, implementing, configuring, and updating GIS applications, spatial databases, web mapping applications, geometric networks, and mobile devices that use GIS maps; and assists with maintenance of facility asset data.

Minimum qualifications include a GIS Certificate in a geoscience-based discipline (e.g., engineering, geology, GIS, environmental, civil), with an emphasis in GIS or equivalent education; one year of related experience; and a driver’s license valid in the state of Minnesota.

Desired qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a geoscience-based discipline (e.g. engineering, geology, GIS, environmental, civil), with an emphasis in GIS, and three years of utility GIS-related experience.

The current wage range is $25.92 to $39.87 per hour. Benefits include pension (Minnesota Public Employee Retirement Association), health insurance, and generous vacation and sick leave.

Application form and job description are available at https://www.mpsutility.com/index.php/en/employment-opportunities/job-detail/job-GIS-Technician-Moorhead-Public-Service-2 or by calling 218-477-8000, Option 4.

Applicants MUST complete an MPS application for employment to be considered for employment with MPS. EOE.

Closing Date: Monday, Dec. 12, 2022.


Executive Director – Crawford County (Denison), Iowa

The Chamber and Development Council (CDC) of Crawford County, Iowa, is seeking a dynamic leader to take our communities to the next level of success.

Who you are:

  • A positive personality that exudes professionalism
  • An excellent communicator, both verbal and written
  • A visionary leader who can inspire diverse groups to work together
  • Honest, hard-working, and driven to transform communities

What you’ll be doing:

  • Managing a nonprofit agency, its budget and its three-employee team in alignment with its current goals and initiatives
  • Creating and implementing economic development, community development, workforce attraction, housing and tourism strategies with oversight from the CDC board of directors
  • Working with various industries, businesses and developers to help them expand in Crawford County, or relocate here
  • Meeting with various communities, chamber members, groups and elected leaders to keep them educated and on-board with the mission and work of the CDC
  • Growing and supporting our chamber members: face to face, on the phone and with direct messaging
  • Managing the new Ignite Denison business incubator and coworking space and its tenants
  • Managing and organizing events and promotions to encourage local retail spending and tourism, including the signature tourism event for Crawford County, the Tri City BBQ Fest
  • Working with local start-up businesses to connect them with resources and funding (including our revolving loan funds) so they are equipped for success
  • Writing grants to help fund our projects and events

Qualifications:

A minimum of a two-year degree from any accredited institution of higher learning; a four-year degree desired. A minimum of four years of experience in marketing, sales, public relations, recruitment or any related field required.

  • Residency within Crawford County is preferred
  • Local travel during normal working hours, valid driver’s license and insurance
  • Ability to work extended hours as business needs dictate

Salary and benefits:

  • Salary of $50,000-$70,000 based on experience
  • Eight paid holidays and a personal days
  • Generous PTO package
  • Simple IRA with 3% match
  • Educational stipend

How to apply:

Submit resume with cover letter to Jay Mendlik, CDC Board President, via email: jmendlik@availa.bank.

DEADLINE:

The deadline to apply is Friday, Dec. 2, by 5 p.m. You will receive a confirmation receipt via email. If you do not receive confirmation, please call Jay at 712-393-3100. Also, please contact Jay with any questions.

Utility Coordinator – Worthington, Minnesota

Worthington Public Utilities is currently seeking candidates for the position of utility coordinator. This position performs administrative, technical and professional work in providing support and assistance to the general manager in the overall operation of Worthington Public Utilities.

Desired minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, accounting, administration, science or a related field and three or more years of utility-related work experience. The current salary range for the position is $83,662 to $113,189 annually.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and completed application form to Scott Hain, General Manager, Worthington Public Utilities, PO Box 458, Worthington, MN 56187, or email shain@worthingtonutilities.com

A full position description and application for employment form may be found under the Administration/Careers tab at www.worthingtonutilities.com. Initial review of applications will occur on Nov. 21, 2022. However, this position will remain open until filled.

Sewer Collection Maintenance Technician – City of Pierre, South Dakota

The City of Pierre is looking for a sewer collection maintenance tech. This position will repair and maintain sanitary and storm sewer mains. 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. Performs 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: $22.48 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 $2,000 annual educational assistance available. Wage offer will be based upon actual education and experience.

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

Street Mechanic – City of Pierre, South Dakota

The City of Pierre is currently hiring a street mechanic, who will be responsible for the mechanical repair and maintenance of department vehicles, trucks and equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The work consists of diagnosing, troubleshooting and performing preventive maintenance on vehicles and equipment. Welding and inventory management experience is beneficial. Must have possession of or the ability to obtain a Class A CDL with air brakes and tanker endorsements and be able to work in inclement weather conditions.

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. Wage offer will be based upon actual education and experience.

UP TO A $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

Water Maintenance Technician – City of Pierre

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 the installation repair & maintenance of all water & sewer mains.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: State of South Dakota Board of Operator Certification in water distribution within 18 months of employment. Must have or be able to obtain a Class B CDL with Tanker Endorsement. Skill in the installation, maintenance and repair of water and sewer lines and mains is beneficial.

SALARY: $22.48 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 $2,000 annual educational assistance available. Wage offer will be based upon actual education and experience.

UP TO A $3,000 HIRING BONUS!

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

Open until filled. EOE

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator – City of Pierre

This position comes with a high degree of responsibility for assisting in the operations and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant and lift stations. Monitors the treatment process and performance of related equipment and makes necessary adjustments as indicated by current conditions. Preventive maintenance and repairs are executed on various pumps, blowers, chemical feeders, valves, piping and other equipment used to treat wastewater. The work is performed both indoors and outdoors. The employee is 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. Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision. Interacting with other employees, customers and suppliers in a professional manner is essential. At times, this position works independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with staff. On-call duties are required after training period. Education in the field of Mechanical or Engineering Technologies or a related field is preferred. Prior experience in the repair of machinery, 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. State of SD Board of Operator Certification in wastewater within 18 months of employment.

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

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

Open until filled. EOE

Electrical Lineman/Natural Gas Operator – 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.

This position is 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

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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