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 is seeking to hire a full time Accountant to assist the finance team. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to accounting for accounts payable, sales tax, miscellaneous receivables, special equipment and requested financial projects.

This is a non-exempt position, benefit eligible, working Monday-Friday during the core business hours of 7:30am-4:00pm. The position will report to our headquarters office in Melrose.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Strong eye for detail and accuracy;
  • Highly organized with the ability to change focus and priorities;
  • Able to multi-task, approachable and excel in a team environment;
  • Associate degree in Accounting or a related field is required;
  • Candidates with significant business experience may be considered;

To apply send cover letter and resume by June 26, 2020 to Human Resource Department, Stearns Electric Association, PO Box 40, Melrose, MN 56352 or via e-mail to

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 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 2020 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, June 26th.


Stearns Electric Association is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The Cooperative is prohibited from discriminating based on 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 USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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