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As an equal opportunity employer, Stearns Electric Association seeks employees who are creative, high-energy professionals with excellent people skills to provide our members with an excellent member experience. Employees benefit from a work environment that encourages work-life balance and professional growth along with competitive pay and an outstanding benefits package.


Stearns Electric Association will accept applications and resumes for those positions that are open and available to external candidates. When a position is available, a posting will be listed below.


Position(s) Available:


Stearns Electric Association, a Central Minnesota electrical distribution cooperative serving over 27,000 members has a full time position opening for one (1) apprentice line worker or journeyman line worker.


Successful candidate will be required to perform duties associated with the construction and maintenance of an electric distribution system and will be required to be on an on call rotation.  Candidates must have an electrical line worker diploma through an approved program.  Must have class “A” CDL and good driving record. 


Send cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Stearns Electric Association, 900 Kraft Drive SE, Melrose, MN 56352 or email to no later than August 31, 2018. 


Stearns Electric Association, a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving over 27,000 members in the Central Minnesota area, is seeking an Executive Assistant to assist the CEO and the Cooperative’s management team. Qualified candidates will be trustworthy with strong administrative skills.


Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the management team with maintaining and managing corporate documents, policies, procedures, forms and an electronic file directory. A significant portion of this position will be administrative tasks including human resource generalist activities and assisting with/planning community and employee events. This position will assist the CEO as needed and serve as the recording secretary for our Board of Directors.


This is a trusted and highly responsible position. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, in combination with an attention to detail and accuracy are essential.  Candidates must be self-motivated, detail oriented and highly organized. This is a full-time, non-exempt position working Monday-Friday during core business hours with minimal after-hours work expected to perform Cooperative outreach. The position will report to the Manager of Administrative Services at our Headquarters office in Melrose.


Candidates will have a minimum of a 2-year associate degree in business, marketing, human resources, English or a related discipline. Experience as an administrative assistant, paraprofessional or project manager preferred.


Please send cover letter and resume by September 21, 2018 to: Human Resource Department, Stearns Electric Association, PO Box 40, Melrose, MN 56352 or via e-mail to Stearns Electric Association is an equal opportunity provider and employer.




Statement of Non-Discrimination


Stearns Electric Association is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The Cooperative prohibits discrimination against its members, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Cooperative.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at a USDA office, or call (866) 632.9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690.7442 or email at