An Exciting, Rewarding Career

As a public utility, Elk River Municipal Utilities is focused on people. We are owned by those we serve and led by a mission to provide our customers with safe, reliable, cost-effective, and quality long-term electric and water utility service. Our commitment to people also applies to our employees.

At ERMU, you will find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.

Build an exciting and rewarding career with ERMU. Any current open positions will be listed below. Contact us for more information.


Elk River Municipal Utilities is accepting applications for a full time Water Operator. Responsibilities include: assisting with the operation, maintenance, repairs, and record keeping for the water system; performing water meter sizing, installation, and troubleshooting; providing general support for other departments; and assisting with general duties. Position qualifications include: 2 years college or vocational training in water operations or equivalent experience, 2 years applicable experience, a minimum of a Class D water license with the ability to obtain a Class B within 5 years, possess a Backflow Tester Certification ASSE 5110 or able to obtain and maintain within 1 year, a valid MN driver’s license with the ability to obtain a Class A license within 1 year, participation in on-call rotation, and live/relocate within a 20 mile radius of Elk River Utilities’ Field Services Building. Please click here for a full job description with required and preferred qualifications. Salary range is $24.29 to $34.67 per hour with excellent benefits.

Resumes, along with a completed Water Operator Application Packet, must be received by April 16, 2021. Please submit resume to: Elk River Municipal Utilities, 13069 Orono Parkway, P.O. Box 430, Elk River, MN  55330, or via email to:

Water Operator Application Packet


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