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.

MRES is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Journey or Apprentice Line Worker
Lakefield, Minnesota

Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) is an organization of 61 member municipalities that own and operate their own electrical distribution systems. 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 begin our journey with the electric distribution maintenance services to the City of Lakefield. 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 Lakefield’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 Year 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 Lakefield, MN
  • 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.

Additional Journey Line Worker Requirements:

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 describing your qualifications for the position to Position closes April 10, 2020. EOE


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 May. You'll gain real work experience, and you’ll work with a team that encourages learning and growth.

2020 Communications Summer Internship

We’re looking for an enthusiastic full-time intern for summer 2020. Submit your application by Friday, March 6, 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.
  • 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

For consideration submit your resume and cover letter describing your qualifications to

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.

MRES is an organization of 61 member municipalities that own and operate their own electrical distribution systems. Visit our website at to learn more about us.

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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.

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