Utilities

Introduction

Wright County has 2 major electric companies. Xcel Energy, which has a nuclear plant in Monticello. And, Wright –Hennepin Electric Co-Op which is in Rockford.

Some communities within Wright County have municipal electric services.  Those communities include Buffalo, Delano & Otsego (Elk River Elec.)

There is also CenterPoint Energy who work within some communities in Wright County.

When most people hear about careers in utilities the first places they think of are power companies, but it’s all about oil, gas, coal, petroleum, solar power, wind farms and everything else which provides the USA with energy. It’s also all about managing our water, sewage systems and waste disposal.

Introduction

Wright County has 2 major electric companies. Xcel Energy, which has a nuclear plant in Monticello. And, Wright –Hennepin Electric Co-Op which is in Rockford.

Some communities within Wright County have municipal electric services.  Those communities include Buffalo, Delano & Otsego (Elk River Elec.)

There is also CenterPoint Energy who work within some communities in Wright County.

When most people hear about careers in utilities the first places they think of are power companies, but it’s all about oil, gas, coal, petroleum, solar power, wind farms and everything else which provides the USA with energy. It’s also all about managing our water, sewage systems and waste disposal.

Type of Careers

Lineman

The primary role of a Lineman is to install, maintain and repair high-powered electrical lines and systems. A Lineman works on both transmission and distribution lines that originate from a power plant and extend to individual buildings or homes. Those working as a Lineman, sometimes referred to as an electrical Lineman or even groundman, run and repair both overhead and underground electrical cables and wires. Daily responsibilities of a Lineman might include digging trenches to install underground lines, installing meters, climbing poles to repair overhead lines or inspecting power lines for possible repair or replacement.

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Electrician

Electricians design, install, and repair electrical power systems, including communications, lighting, and control networks in homes, businesses, factories, and public spaces and thoroughfares, in addition to ensuring that electrical work is up to code.

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Engineer

Electrical engineers, taking into account the principles and practices of engineering, develop and design electrical equipment. This includes equipment that’s used in cars and aircraft; power generation; communication systems; motors; and radar and navigation systems. They also supervise the manufacturing of this equipment and perform tests to make sure it is functioning properly. 

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And Many More….

Employment Opportunities

Minnesota Works.Net

 

MinnesotaWorks.net is an internet-based self-service system where employers and job seekers can find each other. Registration is encouraged because it allows full access to all the features of the system. This site is supported by Employer tax dollars and there is no additional fee to use this service.

Job seekers can post up to five resumes to be searched by employers. They can also search for job openings and be contacted by e-mail when new job postings meeting their search criteria are found by the system.

Employers can post job openings. They can also search for job candidates, recruit job seekers online, and elect to receive emails when new resumes are found that match their requirements.

MinnesotaWorks.net is a service provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED is responsible for administering various state and federal programs that provide workforce development services. For more information about DEED, please visit http://mn.gov/deed.

Award Staffing

In 1988, Award Staffing started with only one office and a couple of team members with a committed approach: provide clients with unsurpassed service and associates with a clear career path, all while serving the communities in which we work and live.

Today, Award Staffing has grown to a nationally-recognized staffing agency with six locations throughout the Twin Cities. Though much in the world has changed since our launch, our service approach with a local focus has not. By using innovative technologies and inspired processes, we have expanded our quality of service making Award Staffing a premier staffing company.

CareerForce

CareerForce is here to help you

We’re Minnesota’s career development and talent matching resource.  We guide people toward rewarding careers, connect individuals to opportunities and help employers find the workers they need to grow and thrive.  

We are committed to continually working to enhance our services to employers, prioritizing equity at the center of everything we do, leveraging technology and innovation to meet our customers where they are and always striving to serve them better.

Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals is one of the top staffing companies in the U.S. and Canada. Every day, we help people find jobs and provide workforce solutions to businesses. Albertville, MN Express provides a full range of employment solutions that include full-time, temporary, and part-time employment in a wide range of positions, including Professional, Light Industrial, and Office Services. We’re here to support you.

 

Employment Opportunities

Minnesota Works.Net

 

MinnesotaWorks.net is an internet-based self-service system where employers and job seekers can find each other. Registration is encouraged because it allows full access to all the features of the system. This site is supported by Employer tax dollars and there is no additional fee to use this service.

Job seekers can post up to five resumes to be searched by employers. They can also search for job openings and be contacted by e-mail when new job postings meeting their search criteria are found by the system.

Employers can post job openings. They can also search for job candidates, recruit job seekers online, and elect to receive emails when new resumes are found that match their requirements.

MinnesotaWorks.net is a service provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED is responsible for administering various state and federal programs that provide workforce development services. For more information about DEED, please visit http://mn.gov/deed.

Award Staffing

In 1988, Award Staffing started with only one office and a couple of team members with a committed approach: provide clients with unsurpassed service and associates with a clear career path, all while serving the communities in which we work and live.

Today, Award Staffing has grown to a nationally-recognized staffing agency with six locations throughout the Twin Cities. Though much in the world has changed since our launch, our service approach with a local focus has not. By using innovative technologies and inspired processes, we have expanded our quality of service making Award Staffing a premier staffing company.

CareerForce

CareerForce is here to help you

We’re Minnesota’s career development and talent matching resource.  We guide people toward rewarding careers, connect individuals to opportunities and help employers find the workers they need to grow and thrive.  

We are committed to continually working to enhance our services to employers, prioritizing equity at the center of everything we do, leveraging technology and innovation to meet our customers where they are and always striving to serve them better.

Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals is one of the top staffing companies in the U.S. and Canada. Every day, we help people find jobs and provide workforce solutions to businesses. Albertville, MN Express provides a full range of employment solutions that include full-time, temporary, and part-time employment in a wide range of positions, including Professional, Light Industrial, and Office Services. We’re here to support you.

 

Education & Training

Ridgewater College

A Minnesota community and technical college, Ridgewater offers more than 100 educational programs in transfer and technical education. In fact, some of our programs are unique in not only Minnesota, but also the nation.

With campuses in Willmar, Hutchinson, and online , Ridgewater serves more than 5,500 students. For 2020 and 2021, Ridgewater has been ranked as Minnesota’s #1 Community College based on value, strong academics, student life, facilities, diversity, student experiences, location, and safety! (Source: www.niche.com)

Education Opportunities

St. Cloud Technical & Community College

St. Cloud Technical & Community College is located in the heart of Central Minnesota. Founded in 1948, SCTCC offers programs of study that lead directly to employment opportunities in the region as well as transfer options to four-year universities and colleges to pursue a bachelor’s degree. 

Nearly 5,600 students are enrolled in credit-based classes annually. More than 70% of the student population comes from the surrounding six counties, with the remaining students hailing from around the globe. More than 96% of the College’s graduates find employment in their fields of study or successfully transferred to another college or university to continue their education. 

www.sctcc.edu

Farm Managment

University of Minnesota

At the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, we seek new knowledge that can change how we all work and live. We prepare students to meet the great challenges facing our state, our nation, and our world. And we apply our expertise as students, faculty, and staff to engage with communities across Minnesota.

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