Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

From time to time, Traverse Electric Cooperative has employment opportunities available in a variety of career fields. We offer challenging career opportunities and an excellent benefits package. When employment opportunities are available, you will find them here. Please do not send resumes for positions not listed here.

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Journeyman Lineman or 3rd/4th Year Apprentice

Traverse Electric Cooperative, Inc. is accepting applications for the position of Journeyman Lineman or a 3rd/4th year apprentice. Requirements include the successful completion of an accredited lineworker training program and completion of or current enrollment in a four year Power Lineworker Apprenticeship Program approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor.  The successful candidate must possess a strong work ethic, positive attitude, good oral and written skills, and a strong commitment to safety and our members. The successful candidate must have a current Class A CDL driver's license with a good driving record and live in close proximity to Wheaton, MN to allow for a reasonable response time to emergencies and outages. The candidate will also be on an on-call rotation.

​Applications can be found on our website:  www.traverseelectric.com  or can be mailed or emailed to interested candidates upon request.  Completed application and resume should be directed to Karen Lupkes, Office Manager, PO Box 66, Wheaton, MN 56296 or emailed to klupkes@traverseelectric.com.  For more information or to request a job description please contact Karen Lupkes at 800-927-5443 or klupkes@traverseelectric.com. Application deadline is April 30, 2020.  EOE.

​Traverse Electric Cooperative, Inc.'s service territory includes Traverse, Big Stone, Wilkin, Stevens, and Grant counties in MN, and Roberts and Marshall counties in SD, and also a small portion of Richland County in ND.  The cooperative provides service to 2,200 members with over 1,100 miles of overhead and 500 miles of underground distribution lines.

​Wheaton, MN is located in Traverse County, near the South Dakota and North Dakota borders, and is primarily agriculture centered. Wheaton is near Lake Traverse and Big Stone Lake. Wheaton offers walleye fishing, goose, pheasant, duck, and deer hunting – and, more recently, turkey and coyote.  Wheaton also has superb healthcare access (hospital, clinic, long term care, eye and dental clinics) and an excellent PreK-12 public school system.  Please visit www.cityofwheaton.com to see all the great things our community has to offer.


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