Careers at Dairyland

With headquarters in La Crosse, Wis., Dairyland is a generation and transmission cooperative that provides wholesale energy for 24 electric distribution cooperatives and 27 municipal utilities in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.

At Dairyland, we know that happy employees are the backbone of any good organization. By offering an excellent compensation and benefits package, opportunities for career growth and a supportive environment, Dairyland helps ensure a quality business and premier workplace.

Come work with us!

Current openings

We offer a variety of different opportunities for various levels of experience, backgrounds and skillsets:

  • Administrative and clerical support positions
  • Communications and marketing
  • Engineering
  • IT, finance, accounting, energy management, compliance and other professional careers
  • Power plant workers
  • Technical, trades and craft including: lineworkers, substation, telecom and warehouse personnel 

See why our employees love working here:

  • Local, community-focused organizationPeople
  • Flexible schedules
  • Dynamic and exciting industry
  • Competitive wages
  • Challenging roles
  • Committed to professional and personal development

Excellent benefits:

  • Health care & disability benefits
  • Generous 401(k) and pension benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Wellness program
  • And so much more


People 1st Culture


Join our team!

At Dairyland, we recognize that our employees are our most important asset. That's why you come first!

Our People First culture is defined by 8 categories that help our teams continue to succeed each day.


Zero by Choice

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Zero by Choice

Safety Culture

Dairyland is a team of dedicated, safety-conscious employees. Safety is our highest priority and our goal is to be a zero-incident workplace. Everyone Home Safe Every Day emphasizes our cooperative commitment to safe practices in and out of the workplace.

Zero by Choice


The Cooperative Difference

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Co-op Model

Guided by the seven Cooperative Principles, Dairyland is committed to powering our communities and empowering our cooperative members to improve the quality of their lives - that's the cooperative difference!

Cooperative Principles


Committed to your Growth


Committed to your growth

Employees are Dairyland's most powerful asset. Attracting and retaining talented people is essential for sustainability, requiring robust employee education and apprenticeship opportunities.

Dairyland invests in the professional and personal growth of its employees through numerous opportunities such as leadership training, conferences, community involvement and more. 

Click here to learn more about Dairyland's Engineering Internship Program.

Giving Back


Community Focused

As part of Dairyland’s mission to improve the quality of life for cooperative members, Dairyland’s Contributions Committee manages an annual budget of charitable funds to be donated throughout the year.


Contributions support community events, specific projects for charitable organizations or general donations focused in our service territory or areas in which Dairyland employees live. Organizations are mainly non-profits and donations are targeted toward organizations/services that focus on community service, education, environmental stewardship or emergency/community crisis funds.


Employee Testimonials


Take it from us!

Eric Hammes

"I’ve always been thankful to be on the team at Dairyland Power.  The people, culture and opportunities to improve myself have been exceptional.  During each and every stage of my 25 years at Dairyland, there have been mentors that helped me succeed.  I don’t think you always see that from your employer.  My experience has been an incredibly positive one.  Just a great place to work."
-Eric Hammes (System Operations Center)



"The size of Dairyland as an organization is ideal for opportunities to grow beyond your primary role. The people leaders really push and encourage employees to take ownership and provide opportunities to grow in their careers."
-Supriya Chathadi (System Operations)