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As an equal opportunity provider and employer, Stearns Electric Association seeks employees who are respectful, accountable and team-oriented. We look to hire people who want to make an impact serving our mission of providing reliable electric service, beneficial energy solutions and a positive member experience. Employees benefit from a work environment that promotes a healthy culture, sharing core principles that foster a positive workplace and contribute to the success of the organization. We offer a total compensation benefits/pay package that we are proud of. When a position is available, a posting will be listed below.

TEMPORARY APPRENTICE ELECTRICAL LINEWORKER

Stearns Electric Association, a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving over 28,000 members in the Central Minnesota area, is seeking to hire six (6) qualified temporary apprentice lineworker positions.

Successful candidates will be involved in all facets of construction and maintenance of the Stearns Electric Association distribution system. Four (4) positions will work from approximately May – October, 2024 and two (2) positions will work from approximately July – December, 2024.  These positions are temporary full-time (average 40 hours/week), non-benefits eligible reporting to the Melrose and/or St. Joseph offices.

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 background check and drug screen, including cannabis and hemp derived products

Please send cover letter and resume by March 8, 2024 to Human Resource Department, Stearns Electric Association, PO Box 40, Melrose, MN 56352 or via email to hrdept@stearnselectric.org.

TEMPORARY SUMMER FIELD SUPPORT

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) temporary summer field support positions.

Position One (1) Engineering and Operations Field Support: This position is temporary full-time (average 40 hours/week), non-benefits eligible, reporting to the Melrose office. This role will assist the Engineering and Operations (E&O) department. The candidate will assist with E&O tasks, typically physical labor in an outdoor setting. Jobs include neutral isolator testing on overhead and pad mount services, testing substation sticks and substation construction work.  The ideal candidate is someone with a minimum beginner level of skills taught from completing the first year of electrical linework school. This position will work from approximately May – August, 2024.

Position Two (2) Energy Services Field Support: This position is temporary full-time (average 40 hours/week), non-benefits eligible, reporting to the St. Joseph office. This role will assist the Energy Services department. The candidate will assist with completing load control device installations and electrical work as a registered apprentice (Stearns Electric will assist in obtaining this apprenticeship). The ideal candidate is someone with a minimum beginner level of skills taught from completing the first year of electrician technical school. This position will work from approximately May – August, 2024.

CANDIDATES MUST POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS: Position One (1) E&O Field Support Position Two (2) Energy Services Field Support
Interest and ability to become a registered electrical apprentice x
Computer knowledge with Microsoft Office programs and willingness to learn x x
Willing to learn the operation of janitorial and grounds equipment, as applicable x x
Willingness to accept routine, reoccurring tasks x x
Reliable, mechanical, self-motivated and detail orientated x x
Ability to lift and move heavy objects up to 50 pounds x x
Listening and communication skills, and ability to work independently while taking direction from others x x
Must possess ability to follow instructions and work independently x x
Valid driver’s license and good driving record x x
Must pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen, including cannabis and hemp derived products x x

Please send cover letter and resume indicating the position you are interested in by March 20, 2024 to Human Resource Department, Stearns Electric Association, PO Box 40, Melrose, MN 56352 or via email to hrdept@stearnselectric.org.

TEMPORARY SUMMER OFFICE SUPPORT

Stearns Electric Association, a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving over 28,000 members in the Central Minnesota area, is seeking to hire four (4) temporary summer office support positions.

Position One (1) Finance Scanning Office Support: This position assists the Finance department scanning paper files to digital files.  This position is temporary part-time (average 20 hours/week), non-benefits eligible reporting to the Melrose office and will work from approximately June – August, 2024.

Position Two (2) Finance Scanning Office Support and Communications Office Support: This position assists the Finance department scanning paper files to digital files (average 20 hours/week) in the Melrose office. This position will occasionally help the Communications department in the St. Joseph office with Communications and Marketing projects (average 5 hours/week). This position is temporary part-time (average a total of 25 hours/week), non-benefits eligible. This position will work from approximately June – August, 2024.

Position Three (3) Engineering and Operations Scanning Office Support: This position assists the Engineering and Operations (E&O) department scanning paper files to digital files.  This position is temporary part-time (average 20 hours/week), non-benefits eligible reporting to the Melrose office. This position will work from approximately June – August, 2024.

Position Four (4) Engineering and Operations Scanning Office Support and General Office Support: This position assists the Engineering and Operations (E&O) department scanning paper files to digital files (average 20 hours/week). This position will also assist with general office support / custodial tasks (average 20 hours/week). Custodial tasks may include painting, cleaning, moving/lifting items up to 50 pounds and miscellaneous office duties. This position is temporary full-time (average a total of 40 hours/week), non-benefits eligible reporting to the Melrose office, with occasional work performed in the St. Joseph office. This position will work from approximately June – August, 2024.

CANDIDATES MUST POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS: Position One (1) Finance Scanning Office Support Position Two (2) Finance Scanning and Communications Office Support Position Three (3) E&O Scanning Office Support Position Four (4) E&O Scanning and General Office Support
Computer knowledge with Microsoft Office programs and willingness to learn x x x x
Willing to learn the operation of janitorial and grounds equipment x
Willingness to accept routine, reoccurring tasks x x x x
Reliable, mechanical, self-motivated and detail orientated x x x x
Ability to lift and move heavy objects up to 50 pounds x x x x
Listening and communication skills, and ability to work independently while taking direction from others x x x x
Must possess ability to follow instructions and work independently x x x x
Valid driver’s license and good driving record x x
Must pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen, including cannabis and hemp derived products x x x x

Please send cover letter and resume indicating the position you are interested in by March 20, 2024 to Human Resource Department, Stearns Electric Association, PO Box 40, Melrose, MN 56352 or via email to hrdept@stearnselectric.org.

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)

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

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 USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are 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.

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 responsible Agency 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 https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

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