Employment Opportunities

The City of Zeeland Board of Public Works is accepting applications to fill the position of an Electric Transmission and Distribution Engineer.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and five years of utility distribution or substation experience, including supervisory or management experience. This position will assist in a variety of engineering duties involving operations, maintenance, design and construction of electric utility transmission, distribution, and substation systems. This position will also include protection and control relay systems especially in our substation. Cover letter and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Mail to: Human Resources, 21 S. Elm, Zeeland MI 49464 or email: clerk@cityofzeeland.com

The City of Zeeland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The City of Escanaba, Michigan, has a job opening for the full time position of Apprentice or Journeyman Lineman.

A Lineman is a skilled trade position responsible for construction, maintenance, and repair of primary and secondary power lines and related components of City electric distribution system, including both overhead and underground systems.

Applicants must be able to work safely in high places and in confined spaces, have a high school diploma, and possess a Class A CDL license, or the ability to obtain one within 60 days. Apprentice applicants must possess a Vocational Diploma as an Electrical Line Technician.

Starting pay is $29.03/hour for an Apprentice Lineman, and $36.66/hour for a Journeyman, along with a competitive fringe benefits package. Residency within 20 miles of the Escanaba corporate limits is required. A copy of the full job description is available on the City’s website at http://www.escanaba.org. Qualified candidates should submit a resume and application via email to hr@escanaba.org, or by postal mail to City of Escanaba, Attn: Human Resource Director, P.O. Box 948, Escanaba, MI 49829. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The City of Escanaba is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Marquette Board of Light & Power (MBLP) is seeking candidates for a full-time exempt position of Manager of Information Technology Services in Marquette, MI.

Candidates for this position will possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science Engineering or Electronic Engineering or Computer Network Administration from an accredited university. The position requires a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the administration, implementation, maintenance, upgrades, and backups of virtual and physical server environments; utilizing industry best practices while maintaining tight cybersecurity controls and standards. Will manage fiber optics, LAN, WAN, and WIFI communication systems and a Windows environment. Familiarity with SQL Databases, Cloud Computing, DCS, CISCO programming, SCADA electric control system and management, and Maximo as it relates to utility operations and applications is a plus.

With the support of senior staff, the position will be expected to develop and execute an IT strategy across the entire utility to help drive process improvements and operational excellence. This will include system implementations and integrations across multiple software environments as well as managing Master Service Agreements with IT professional service providers. The ideal candidate will have a customer service focus and understand that they serve both external and internal stakeholders. A history of successful project management is also a plus. Must have demonstrated experience in and continuous effort toward maintaining high operational availability of all IT systems and managing improvements to all hardware and software as required by MBLP needs and external regulatory authorities. Will develop information technology policies and procedures relative to industry norms, conduct and develop various training including cybersecurity for all system users. Will be responsible for maintaining the MBLP’s IT internal control environment. Ability to work with budgets, cost accounting as well as long-term project planning. This is a very visible position within the organization and the person must exercise good judgment in all aspects of delivery of service to employees, staff, the Board, and contractors/vendors. Applicant should be analytical, resourceful, and possess outstanding organizational and interpersonal communication skills; along with the ability to communicate high-level strategy and direction to a publically-elected Board. Ability to respond to system trouble and work additional hours as may be required by operational conditions.

The Marquette Board of Light and Power offers a competitive salary with an attractive fringe benefit package, which includes BC/BS Health Care Coverage and a Pension Plan.

To be considered for this position, applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, certified transcripts, and two professional letters of reference from a business source as well as any other pertinent documentation regarding IT training or experience outside of the university setting. Applications can be mailed in confidence to the attention of the Director of Personnel and Employee Relations, Marquette Board of Light and Power, 2200 Wright Street, Marquette, MI 49855 or can be sent via email to this email address.

Marquette Board of Light & Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Village of Newberry is seeking a Journeyman Lineman/Water Operator.

Job Title: Journeyman Lineman/Water Operator

Department: Water & Light

Supervision: Working Superintendent of Water & Light

Starting Wage: $35.00 an hour (incentives paid for earning water licenses)

Benefits: Medical, dental & vision coverage; employer contributions to Health Savings Account with no required employee match; MERS retirement plan, paid holidays, life insurance. Traditional 5-day work week with some standby/on-call requirements.

Purpose of Position: The W&L Journeyman Lineman/Water Operator position is formulated to conduct the construction, repair, maintenance, and inspection of all overhead and underground electrical transmission and distribution lines, substations, water mains, metering, wells, well houses, and associated and peripheral equipment and infrastructure.

Function: The principle functions of the W&L Journeyman Lineman position is the performance of field activities. The scope of this performance includes support activities and tasks, but is not limited to, planning; staging and scheduling; equipment specification; staff assignment; part, material, supply, and component specification and procurement; cost estimation and invoicing support; and compliance assessment, auditing and prescription. A W&L Journeyman Lineman is capable and will, on occasion, be required to perform the role as OSHA “employee in charge” or lead Lineman in terms of fulfilling health and safety aspects as defined by 29 CFR 1910.269, and other Federal and State law and regulation as applicable.
The expected level of performance shall ensure the safe, efficient, and effective work performance of all assigned activities and tasks.

Applications and a job description may be obtained online at www.villageofnewberry.com. Email application and resume to awatkins@newberrymi.gov Application materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position is open until filled.

The Village of Newberry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.


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 $100,000 – $125,000 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. This position is open until filled. The City of Charlevoix is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Holland Board of Public Works

  • Position – Electric Distribution Line Crew Supervisor (click here to view full job description and apply)
  • Annual Salary – $93,500 to $117.600
  • Benefits – Comprehensive benefits package, including medical/dental/vision, and retirement match.
  • Summary –    This position is responsible for participating in and supervising the safe and economical construction and maintenance of the HBPW underground and overhead 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.