As an equal opportunity provider and employer, Stearns Electric Association seeks employees who are creative, high-energy professionals with excellent people skills to provide our members with a positive 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.


Full-time; non-exempt; benefit eligible

  • Join a Cooperative that is member driven and community focused
  • Melrose reporting office, Minnesota based with a Monday – Friday work week; flexible hour work schedule available

Stearns Electric Association, a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving over 28,000 member-consumers in the Central Minnesota area, is seeking a full time Accounts Payable Accountant to assist the finance team.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, accounting for accounts payable, sales tax, 1099 reporting and requested financial projects.

Applicants are required to have a AAS degree in Accounting or related field. Business experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Send cover letter and resume no later than Friday, April 21, 2023 to:

Human Resources, Stearns Electric Association, 900 Kraft Drive SE, Melrose, MN 56352 or email to

Stearns Electric Association is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Stearns Electric Association, a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving over 28,000 members in the Central Minnesota area, is seeking to hire two (2) part-time individuals to fill two temporary positions for the Cooperative within our Melrose office.

The candidates will be involved in file scanning for the Engineering and Operations department and other co-op activities.  The positions will work a flexible 15 hours per week and are part-time, non-benefits eligible.  The positions will work from June – August 2023.

Candidates must possess the following qualifications:

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to focus on repetitive work, that is doing work that involves performing the same simple operation over and over scanning paper files to electronic files.
  • Ability to work independently while taking direction from others.
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check and drug/alcohol screen.

Please send cover letter and resume by Monday, April 3, 2023, 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 has subsidiary ownership in Heartland Security and Carr’s Tree Service. To find employment at either of these subsidiaries, click below:

Heartland Security Services (link to HSS website/careers area)

Carr’s Tree Service (link to Carr’s website/careers area)


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