EmPOWERing Careers


EmPOWERing Careers

At Dakota Electric, we’re more than an electric company. We're empowering our employees to think independently, take initiative and be innovative. We're committed to the cooperative difference and passionate about leading with equity and inclusion.

Working at Dakota Electric

"I think of Dakota Electric as a large extended family with a well-defined purpose. We’re all working toward the same goal of serving our members, but support and celebrate each other in the process. I also love that I get to work on a variety of projects that challenge me to think outside the box. I go home at the end of the day feeling fulfilled."

Kennon Peterson
Project Designer/GIS Mapping, 3 Yrs

"Dakota Electric is a wonderful place to work, learn and grow within your career. I’ve lived and worked within our service area for over 20 years and am honored to have taken part in its expansion. I enjoy collaborating on projects with my talented coworkers as we all strive to make the cooperative the best it can be for our members.”

Land Use Manager, 22 Yrs

“I’ve been working at Dakota Electric for almost 13 years and take pride in being able to say I love my job as a customer information systems (CIS) and billing administrator. I feel like Dakota Electric employees are one big family, which makes for an enjoyable work atmosphere.”

Catie Tornio
CIS/Billing Administrator, 13 Yrs

Current Openings


Dakota Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities.
Read our Equal Opportunity Employer Policy.

Vets Power Us
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Employer of Excellence

The Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board named Dakota Electric Association an Employers of Excellence for the fifth time. Dakota Electric, along with five other businesses, was chosen for reasons including employee retention, training and development practices, and employee benefits.

Vets Power Us

Dakota Electric Association is committed to providing veterans, service members and military spouses with the opportunity to continue their mission of serving America’s suburban and rural communities. We work to engage with veterans during our hiring process and provide them with professional development tools in the workplace.