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Utility Specialist

Minnesota Energy Resources Corp, a subsidiary of WEC Energy Group, is seeking a Utility Specialist in our Rochester, Minnesota location.


Minnesota Energy Resources delivers natural gas to customers in 179 communities across Minnesota.

Job Summary

Utility Specialists provide operational support to MERC Gas Distribution Operations in the areas of gas line locates, leak and CO investigations, meter reading, leak survey, and maintenance.

Job Responsibilities

  • Locate and mark underground gas lines.
  • Perform routine maintenance including meter painting, meter replacements and pressure checks, gas leak investigations, carbon monoxide investigations, and emergency response to leaks.
  • Install, remove and replace gas meters, complete meter routines and turn-on/shut-off duties according to company policies and procedures.
  • Contact customers concerning collections on delinquent accounts.
  • Perform scheduled surveys of gas distribution system.
  • Read meters accurately and on time.
  • The repair and service of domestic appliances including HVAC equipment.
  • Promote and sell non-regulated services (Service Choice).
  • On call/standby 24x7 and shift work (evenings and both weekend days) required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 1+ years' customer relations skills.
  • High School Diploma, HSED, or GED.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Must live or relocate within 20 miles of the Rochester office.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Natural gas distribution/utility experience.
  • HVAC experience.


End Date: 07/12/2022 

We reserve the right to modify the application deadline or discontinue accepting applications for any position if deemed necessary.

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WEC Energy Group and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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Rochester, MN, US, 55901

Company:  Minnesota Energy Resources (MER)
Req ID:  1493

Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN