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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Traverse Electric Cooperative

Wheaton, Minnesota


The Traverse Electric Board of Directors is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the General Manager position for their cooperative.  The current General Manager will retire in early 2018. 


Applicants should have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible utility, administrative, management or supervisory experience and a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in a related field. The successful candidate will be a progressive leader with high integrity and demonstrated leadership skills and must have good business acumen. Strong oral/written communication and people skills are required.  A broad understanding of the cooperative business model, including strategic planning, finances, member and human relations and electric distribution system operations is a plus.  A commitment to serving the cooperative members and the ability to work effectively with the 9 member elected board of directors and to provide positive leadership to the employees is required.  The General Manager will be expected to reside within the service territory of the cooperative and show a desire to be active in the communities served.  


Traverse Electric serves approximately 3000 member/consumers over more than 1600 miles of overhead and underground distribution line in Big Stone, Grant, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin Counties in Minnesota, Richland County in North Dakota and Marshall and Roberts Counties in South Dakota.   The Cooperative has a dedicated work force of 14 employees, annual revenues of more than $10 million and a utility plant over $23 million.  Traverse Electric is a member of East River Electric Power Cooperative and is located in Wheaton, MN, which is 75 miles south of Fargo, N.D.  The community is situated near beautiful Lake Traverse and there are excellent opportunities for fishing, hunting and recreational activities in the area.


Traverse Electric offers a competitive salary based on education and experience with a comprehensive benefit package. 


To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references and salary expectations to hr@traverseelectric.com. Candidate review will begin on September 1; however, the position will remain open until filled. 


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