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22 Dec 2021

Temporary Site Assistant

Midwest Renewable Energy Association – Posted by mrea Custer, Wisconsin, United States

Job Description

Position Classification:

Part time, Non-Exempt (Hourly)
20 hours/week


Salary:                                      $17-$19/hour (Salary is commensurate with experience)

Based:                                      Custer, WI

Approximate Start Date:           February 2022

Approximate End Date:             July 15, 2022


Job Description

The Site Assistant is responsible for assisting in the maintenance and development of the facility, equipment, vehicles and grounds of the MREA main office and property in Custer, Wisconsin. The property consists of an office building, training building, storage shed, multiple training and demonstration systems as well as 65 acres of property, which includes 40 acres of seasonal campsites.  The site has active solar electric, wind, and solar thermal installations that provide heat and power to the facility and that also serve for training and demonstration.


In addition, the Site Assistant works closely with the Site Manager as well as the Events Coordinator to prepare and manage the site for The Energy Fair, including permitting coordination, rentals, and campground preparation as well as Move Some Earth Day and Brisk Fall Clean Up Day. The Site Assistant also works with the MREA training team to ensure that tools, equipment and transportation are maintained and organized as appropriate and works proactively to ensure the campus is safe for all training and events.


Key Responsibilities

  1. Facility
  • Assist in maintenance of Custer grounds seasonally including grass mowing, tree pruning/removal, snow removal, landscaping, and other activities as appropriate.
  • Assist in building maintenance as needed including office remodeling, painting, appliance maintenance.
  • Assist in leading volunteers during MREA spring work day, Move Some Earth Day (May 14, 2022).
  • Adhere to safety guidelines of MREA programs and practices.
  1. Program Coordination
  • Energy Fair
    • Assist in preparation of MREA grounds in months leading up to June Energy Fair event.
    • Assist in event setup, maintenance, and tear down.
    • Develop and oversee garbage and recycling strategy.
    • Assist in coordination of storage and maintenance of Energy Fair equipment.
  1. Administration
  • Participate in MREA staff meetings and planning sessions as necessary.


  1. Human Resources
  • Participate in staff evaluations, meetings, staff work days, and professional development days as appropriate.
  • Manage volunteers, assistants, and interns as needed.
  • Follow MREA remote work procedures, including office hour scheduling, work-from-home scheduling, and activity reporting.


  1. Board Relations
  • Attend Board of Directors meetings, assist the Site Manager in preparing reports as needed.
  • Participate on other board-level committees as needed.



A successful candidate will be/have:

  • Results oriented and self-directed, with a passion for the MREA’s mission
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team and manage individual projects.
  • Construction experience and familiarity with operating common tools, equipment, and machinery
  • Building maintenance experience and familiarity with building temperature management, including wood heating.
  • Landscaping experience including tractor use, snowplowing, tree removal, and vegetation management.


Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Significant experience in the renewable energy industry
  • Instruction experience and are interested in teaching/giving tours
  • Construction management experience


Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary is commensurate with experience
  • Flexible work environment
  • Free electric vehicle charging at Custer Office
  • Casual dress code
  • Free registration to MREA trainings


About MREA

Mission: The MREA promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration.


MREA is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in a manner that violates the law. MREA is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from qualified people regardless of their age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, marital status, military status, mental or physical disability, source of income, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or any other class protected by law. MREA does not discriminate on the basis of these characteristics in any personnel action.

How to Apply

To Apply To apply, please send:
  • Cover letter detailing your qualifications (PDF)
  • Resume including education and experience (PDF)
  • Contact information for three professional references (PDF)
All correspondence must be electronic and sent to Amiee Wetmore at   Deadline Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. Central Time on Monday, January 10, 2022.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Temporary. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

Job expires in 61 days.

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