Why work for us?

Commitment to Diversity

Minnesota Power/ALLETE is committed to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities for training, compensation, transfer, promotion, and other aspects of employment for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Safety and Wellness

 Our safety values serve as a framework to guide the daily actions and decisions of employees:

  • A “zero injury” commitment is essential to our going home unhurt.
  • A safety culture exists where safety concerns are brought forward without fear of reprisal.
  • Whenever there is a conflict between safety and other objectives, protection of people and the environment takes precedence.
  • Compliance with applicable safety requirements and regulations is expected.
  • Each employee is responsible for his/her own safety and actively watches out for fellow co-workers.
  • Employees have the right, and should take steps, to establish a safe and environmentally protected workplace.
  • Line management is responsible and accountable for safe operations.
  • Leaders are role models and demonstrate their commitment to safety and the environment.

“Something for everyone” best describes Minnesota Power’s proactive philosophy of encouraging employees to take charge of their own health and well-being.  Our health promotion programs are diverse and provide a broad range of activities to fit employees’ individual interests.  From on-site wellness facilities to ergonomic and stretching programs, it is our mission to create a work environment that is dedicated to the health of its employees.

Environmental Commitment

Minnesota Power is a nationally recognized leader in environmental protection, with emissions well below the permitted levels, a wide-ranging set of protection and remediation programs and a policy of aggressively pursuing new and better ways to protect and preserve the natural beauty and cleanliness of this place in which we've chosen to live and raise our families. We operate in an environmentally responsible manner.

For more information regarding our commitment to the environment, click here. http://www.mnpower.com/environment/index.htm

Our Employees

We recognize the worth of employees by providing a safe work environment that allows for personal satisfaction in work accomplished and opportunities for growth and development. We believe in our employees’ potential and help them reach their full potential in a variety of ways, including:

  • Providing training, seminars and/or conference opportunities.
  • Providing assistance with job-related professional certification programs.
  • Providing company-sponsored training and development.
  • Approved apprenticeship programs give employees an opportunity to learn a bona fide trade while developing a high degree of responsibility, skill, and observance of safe work practices.
  • Company-sponsored tuition reimbursement program.
  • An Employee Computer Purchase program.