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 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.


Stearns Electric Association, a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving over 27,000 members in the Central Minnesota area, is seeking to hire four (4) qualified apprentice linemen to fill a temporary position for the Cooperative.

The successful candidate will be involved in all facets of construction and maintenance of Stearns Electric Association distribution system. The position will work from approximately May-October 2021.

Candidates must possess the following qualifications:

  • Shall have an Electrical Lineworker diploma obtained through an approved program
  • Possession of a Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License; ability to drive manual trucks and have a good driving record and valid health card
  • Ability to climb and work at heights that may exceed 50 feet
  • Ability to perform pole top rescue
  • Must be in good physical condition
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical, background check and drug screen

Please send cover letter and resume by March 12, 2021 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.



Stearns Electric Association is an equal opportunity provider and employer. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the Cooperative prohibits discrimination against its members, employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Cooperative.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Cooperative or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: