Start your next career with Lake Region Electric Cooperative! LREC is a member-owned electric utility located in the heart of lakes country  in west-central Minnesota, 45 miles SE of Fargo/Moorhead. We offer a competitive benefit package for full-time employees including:

  • Medical insurance
  • Flexible benefit plan
  • 401k
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • On-site fitness center
  • Uniform allowance

If you are ready to join a team that believes in their mission and takes pride in what they do for our membership, apply for one of our open positions today! 

LREC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in seeking employment at Lake Region Electric Cooperative!

Temporary Lineworkers

LREC is currently seeking applicants for the position of temporary lineworker. Five positions are available: four at our headquarters in Pelican Rapids and one in our Ottertail location. Responsibilities include assisting lineworkers in the construction, operation, and maintenance of distribution lines and substations.

Applicants must have a diploma or degree from a recognized Electrical Line Worker technology program. Candidates should have a valid Class A CDL and the physical ability to do a variety of manual labor. The application deadline is February 27, 2024. Apply online by filling out an application below. A complete position description is available here.

Posted 2/6/24


Machine Operator

LREC is seeking a full-time machine operator. This position is responsible for operating and maintaining underground digging equipment and other related equipment. This position assists the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) crew in the installation of underground systems and utility bores. Qualifications for the position include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum two years experience utilizing underground digging equipment
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License with tanker endorsement
  • Basic computer skills
  • Speak, read, understand English

The application deadline is February 27, 2024. Apply online by filling out an application below. A complete position description is available here.

Posted 2/6/24

How to Apply

A completed employment application is required for consideration of any job opening. A resume may be included but does not eliminate the need to complete the employment application. Unsolicited employment applications will be placed on file for 60 days.

  • Complete and submit the online application form.
  • A cover letter and resume may be attached during the online  application process.
  • If no access to internet/computer, applicants may apply at our headquarters location. 

For more information about employment opportunities, please email lrec@lrec.coop.

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