Plus an average on call pay of an additional $6,000/year. Salary will increase by 3% on 1/1/24.
The City of Melrose, Minnesota, home to 3,639 residents, is located in Stearns County in central Minnesota and is just 35 miles from St. Cloud and 100 miles from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. Melrose boasts excellent employment opportunities, quality educational and healthcare facilities, a strong economy, and plenty of recreational activities and events for the family.
The Electric Utilities Department The Electric Utilities Department consists of an Electric Operations Director and three full-time Journeymen Line Workers. There are 1,332 residential, 299 commercial, 2 industrial and 55 rural electrical customers. The electrical load on the electric system has reached 21 megawatts. The Electric Utilities also has four diesel power generators with a total of eight megawatts of capacity which could be used for an extended length power outage. The generation capacity is also used by Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) for peaking and their electrical power needs. Melrose power suppliers are MRES and Western Area Power Administration (WAPA).
Position Summary The Electric Operations Director is responsible for the operation, construction, and maintenance of the City's electrical distribution system and supervises Electric Department staff. This position works on-call and responds to emergencies and/or repairs, as needed.
Education and Experience Associate degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school, in line person training, and certificate of completion of an approved apprenticeship certification for a journey lineworker, or five years of experience in electrical distribution and power production, or a combination of education and experience. The candidate should have knowledge of National Electric Safety Code and APPA Manual.