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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:

Electrical Line Worker

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 when eligible.  Candidates must have an electrical line worker diploma through an approved program with a minimum of 500 recorded hours after obtaining their diploma. Candidates graduating from a line school in the spring of 2019 should not apply for this position as they do not meet the minimum hour requirement.  Candidates 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 Friday, April 5. 


Stearns Electric Association is an equal opportunity provider and employer.



Apprentice Line Worker



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 2019.


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 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 and drug screen


Please send cover letter and resume by March 29, 2019 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