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 member-consumers in the Central Minnesota area, is seeking a full time Engineering and Operations (E & O) Support Representative to provide coordination and administrative support for our engineering and operations department.

The E & O Support Representative position is an operational support position, serving as a primary contact regarding new services, service upgrades and alteration of electric service requests along with responding to various distribution system maintenance requests. Fundamental activities for this position include the processing and monitoring of service requests and coordination of work order activities. This position is aware of daily crew activities, assists in outage restoration efforts and supports maintenance and inspection activities.

Applicants must have strong situational awareness and be highly organized with the ability to change focus and priorities as needed. The ideal candidates are able to multi-task, detail oriented, approachable and excel in a team environment. This is a full-time, non-exempt position working Monday-Friday during core business hours. The position will report to our Melrose office.

A minimum of an associate degree in a business related field is required; however, candidates with significant operational support experience in a professional environment in lieu of the education requirement may be considered. Knowledge in the electric utility industry is a plus.

Please send cover letter and resume by December 30, 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.



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 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 by calling (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 to U.S. Department of Agriculture Director, Center for Civil Rights Enforcement, 1400 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax to (202) 690-7442 or email at