Employment Opportunities


The Village of Paw Paw is seeking an experienced Journeyman Line Worker with a passion for electric systems and public service to join our team. The qualified candidate will assist in the installation and repair of over head and underground electrical distribution lines, service lines, transformers, switching equipment, metering devices, utility poles, generators, tree trimming, and will assist with maintaining electrical equipment and systems in Village owned buildings, lift stations, pump houses and structures. Works outdoors in all weather and conditions.

High school diploma or equivalent is required along with Journeyman Line Worker card. Must have and maintain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) with a Class A endorsement. Subject to call in status and must be able to respond to calls within 30 minutes. The right candidate will work well with others and work in a safe and effective manner.

We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package including Medical/Dental coverage, MERS retirement plan, 457 Plan, MERS Health Care Savings Program, and life insurance.

Please send resume and job application to s.moyer-cale@pawpaw.net or apply online. Job inquiries should be directed to John Small, Director of Public Services at j.small@pawpaw.net or by calling 269-657-3169. Position open until filled.

The City of Sturgis is accepting applications for the position of a full time Meter Service worker. Under the direction of the Meter Division Supervisor, the successful candidate will inspect, test and calibrate electric and water meters. Employee will install and connect meters and other electrical and water metering equipment on customer premises. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working with the City’s Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI), locating and exposing curb stops, investigate inaccurate meter readings, assemble instrument rated metering installations, troubleshoot installations, investigate reports of energy theft. Safe work practice must be maintained at all times.

An employee in this position is regularly required to work outside the office at various site locations to access utility meters at varying heights and locations. The employee is frequently required to traverse uneven ground, maneuver gates and doors, access areas requiring the use of stairs or a ladder, and use hand and power tools to repair or install electrical and water meter equipment. An employee is this position is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, vibration, precarious places, confined spaces, outside weather conditions, heat, cold, dust or airborne particles, and humidity. The employee must occasionally work on elevated equipment, stoop, kneel, or climb stairs to access meters, and must occasionally lift and/or move objects of moderate to heavy weight. The employee may also need to enter the homes of residents and may be exposed to potentially vicious dogs and other animals.

Qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent. Computer knowledge is essential for data entry and monitoring. Willingness to further education as required with additional electrical training preferred. Requirements include but not limited to: one year of related experience, a valid Michigan operator’s license, CPR & First Aid certification, and proven ability to work with tools and equipment used in the trade. Good employee relations and customer service are essential. A detailed job description is available from Human Resources or email Deb Northrup at dnorthrup@sturgismi.gov. For confidential consideration, submit an application and résumé by Thursday, July 16, 2020

The City of Charlevoix is seeking an Electric Department Director to join our team! The selected candidate will be responsible for all operations of the Electric Department, including planning, organizing and directing Electric Department employees and activities. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for performing technical engineering and related administrative work, and planning, directing, organizing municipal construction projects, and will also perform liaison and staff work for the City Manager. The incumbent must maintain a close working relationship with the City Manager, City Council, residents/ratepayers, and City staff.

Our preferred candidate will be a graduate from a college or university of recognized standing with a degree in electrical engineering or related subjects and at least eight years of experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience) involving various phases of municipal electric utility management, public works design, construction, maintenance and repair activities, and have administrative experience involving a variety of municipal management activities. A Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan is strongly preferred.

This a full-time position and the salary range for this position is $80,000 to $100,000 depending on qualifications and experience. This position includes an excellent benefit package! The selected candidate will be required to reside within twenty (20) miles of the nearest boundary of the City of Charlevoix within 90 days of their date of employment, pending other conditions as permitted by the Act.To apply, please complete the on-line Employment Application at www.charlevoixmi.gov and forward a resume and cover letter to pattyd@charlevoixmi.gov. We will perform our first review of applicants on Monday, July 13, 2020. This position is open until filled. The City of Charlevoix is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Holland Board of Public Works

Position – Electric Distribution Engineering Specialist (click here to view full job description and to apply)
Annual Salary – $60,058 to $74,190
Benefits – Comprehensive benefits package, including medical/dental/vision, and retirement match.
Summary – This position is responsible for performing field engineering tasks for construction, maintenance and modifications of the electric distribution system.

Established as a community-owned utility in 1893, the underlying purpose of Holland Board of Public Works is to enrich the lives of customers in West Michigan’s greater Holland area by providing reliable and economical electric, water and wastewater treatment services while maintaining environmental responsibility.

Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, HBPW is located in one of Michigan’s fastest growing industrial and residential areas providing service for 75,000 members of the community.

For additional information, please visit our website at www.hollandbpw.com.

The Grand Haven Board of Light & Power is a West Michigan municipal electric utility located on the picturesque shoreline of Lake Michigan. The BLP serves over 14,000 customers and is the exclusive provider of electric service within the City of Grand Haven and portions of the City of Ferrysburg and the Townships of Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and Robinson. We have two electric generating facilities, six substations, and approximately 220 miles of electric distribution lines with 57 skilled and dedicated employees. We currently have job opportunities for Journeyman Lineworkers.

Electrical Line Worker – Journeyman Certification Required

Responsibilities: Experience in constructing, maintaining, and repairing electrical distribution systems. Must be self-motivated and able to interact positively and effectively with others, work safely, and understand complex systems and equipment. Works outdoors in all weather and conditions. Capable of climbing poles and working from an elevated bucket.

Qualifications: High School graduate. Certified journeyman lineworker. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and positively with customers and coworkers. Excellent attendance and safety record.

Deadline to apply: Until filled

Submit resume to: Administrative Services, Grand Haven BLP, 1700 Eaton Drive, Grand Haven, MI 49417 or below via our online form at ghblp.org/about-us/job-opportunities.

(No phone calls accepted) The BLP is an equal opportunity employer.