Employment Opportunities

Line Clearance Tree Trimmer

Missoula Electric Cooperative seeks a Line Clearance Tree Trimmer to report to our Missoula office.   Line Clearance certification through ACRT or comparable is required.  ISA Certified Arborist preferred.  Must have experience in felling, climbing, trimming trees and clearing right-of-ways.  Must know how to use and maintain brush chipper, chain saws, proper rigging practices, how to operate and maintain trucks and aerial devices.  Must hold or be able to obtain within 30 consecutive days of hire, a valid Montana Class A, Interstate Commercial Driver’s License.  Wages per IBEW CBA.  A completed MEC Application of Employment, current resume and cover letter are required.  See job description and application requirements at www.missoulaelectric.com.  Closing date is Feb 26, 2018.    Successful applicants are subject to background screening, drug/alcohol testing and pre-employment physical exam.  This cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer.

 

Accounting Manager

Missoula Electric Co-op is seeking an Accounting Mgr.  Reports directly to the CFO and offers a great opportunity for professional growth for the highly motivated individual.  Must be self-motivated, dependable, have a high degree of integrity and possess strong leadership skills.
Provides the CFO with accurate, timely financial information.  Assists CFO with financial stmt preparation and annual budget.  Responsible for work orders and fixed asset management, preparation of property tax, and other required reports.  Responsible for supervising accounting staff, organizing and directing the accurate, timely accounting functions within the accounting department.
B.S. in Accounting required.  Five years related work experience and three years supervision of accounting staff experience is required.  CPA designation and experience with a rural electric cooperative is preferred.  Must be able to learn all software associated with the position.  Salary depends on qualifications.  This is an exempt, salaried position.
A completed MEC Employment Application, current resume and cover letter are required.  See www.missoulaelectric.com for a job description and application.  Closing date is February 20, 2018.  Missoula Electric Co-op is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

Manager of Finance

Lincoln Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LEC) in Eureka, Montana is seeking qualified applicants to fill the role of Manager of Finance. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business management with at least three years experience in a complex accounting position. CPA or MBA preferred. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel. RUS Accounting and electric utility experience is preferred. Position reports to the General Manager. An application and copy of the job description can be found online at www.lincolnelectric.coop or picked up from our office at 312 Osloski Road.
LEC is a rapidly growing cooperative serving over 5,900 meters and 960 miles of line in beautiful northwest Montana. Eureka is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains with abundant outdoor recreation opportunities. Within 10 minutes lies Koocanusa Reservoir, numerous lakes, two 18-hole golf courses, and miles of hiking trails. It is also within 1.5 hours of Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, five ski resorts, and 10 additional golf courses.
This is a salary exempt position offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Send completed application, cover letter, and resume to Ray Ellis, General Manager, Lincoln Electric Cooperative, Inc., PO Box 628, Eureka, MT  59917, rellis@lincolnelectric.coop. Applications will be accepted through 5:00 pm on March 2, 2018 with an anticipated start date of April 16, 2018.
Lincoln Electric is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Apprentice Lineman

Ravalli Electric Co-op (REC) has an immediate opening for an Apprentice Lineman to work in in the Bitterroot Valley. This position is responsible for providing outstanding customer service to our membership by assuring the highest possible degree of construction, line repair and maintenance and must uphold a strong culture of safety.
Experience/Educational requirements:  High school diploma and successful completion of a recognized Lineman Training School. Applicant must have a thorough knowledge of equipment, tools, materials, and services used by electric utilities, extensive knowledge of the Description of Units, specifications and drawings for line construction of distribution voltages; and a thorough knowledge of operating and construction procedures and RUS practices of electric distribution organizations. 
Successful applicant must possess a valid Montana CDL Class A within 30 days of hire. Offers are contingent upon completion of a background check.
To apply, please visit our website at www.ravallielectric.com and complete the on-line process, submit a completed REC job application, resume and letter of interest. Paper application are available upon request and may be emailed to employment@ravallielectric.com or mailed to: REC / Atten: HR / PO Box 190  / Corvallis, MT 59828
Benefit package is competitive and available after 90 days. Position closes on February 16, 2018.
Ravalli Electric is an equal opportunity provider and employer.   . 

 

Accountant/Benefits Administrator

NorVal Electric Cooperative, Inc. based in Glasgow, MT, is currently accepting resumes for the position of Accountant/Benefits Administrator. A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or a minimum of five years of experience in accounting is recommended.
Accountant responsibilities will include maintaining work orders, payroll, inventory records, asset records, and preparing the monthly and annual financial statements. Benefits administrator responsibilities include all duties associated with record keeping and reporting of employee benefits/payroll. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Send resume to: Craig Herbert, General Manager, NorVal Electric Cooperative, Inc., PO Box 951, Glasgow MT 59230, or email to manager@norval.coop. This position will remain open until filled.

 

GIS/Staking Technician

Vigilante Electric Cooperative is seeking a person to fill our open full time GIS/Staking Technician position located at our main office in Dillon, Montana.

Position is responsible for construction and maintenance design for new construction, upgrades and changes of services, maintenance of the system as assigned and providing technical assistance to others within the organization.  Position is also responsible for maintaining and updating the Cooperative’s digital maps and correlated records within the G.I.S. mapping system utilizing ESRI products.

Minimum Requirements: An AS degree in engineering, science, mathematics, or specialized electric utility courses and one year electric utility engineering experience or two years electric utility experience with emphasis on design, scheduling and construction, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Previous staking and design experience with Rural Utility Service specifications is a plus.  National Electric Safety Code experience also a plus.

Dillon is a community of approximately 5,000 people located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in southwest Montana.  It has an outstanding K-12 education system and is home to the University of Montana-Western.  Our surrounding area has unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities including skiing, world class hunting and blue ribbon trout streams.

For additional information about the position or to apply please contact Mr. Gary Ferris, Engineering Manager, at gf@vec.coop or call (406) 683-2327.

 

Power System Operator

East River Electric Cooperative, based in Madison, S.D., is seeking an experienced power system operator to oversee operations of the cooperative’s electric power system in the 24/7 operations center.
The role requires the ability to monitor and operate the co-op's electric power and load management system through the use of SCADA and telecommunications systems. Responsibilities include writing, reviewing and coordination of switching requests of the cooperative, member cooperatives, and adjacent utility systems. This person must also monitor and report the electric plant, telecommunications plant, and physical plant alarms and communicate the information to appropriate personnel.
This is a full-time regular position. The successful candidate will be required to perform rotating shift work that includes nights, weekends, and holidays. The primary shift schedule is 12 hours, with some 8 hour shifts.
Position requirements include: Certificate, diploma or associate’s degree in electrical technology, system operations or related field of study, and five years’ experience in the operational aspects of an electric utility, Completion of a power system operator training course or school and a combination of experience will also be considered. The position also requires the ability to analyze data to evaluate conditions and identify potential issues, proficiency with computer technology and excellent written and verbal communications skills. 
East River Electric is a power supply cooperative that delivers wholesale power through a 3,000-mile transmission system to 25 member electric distribution systems throughout eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota. The co-op's highly-skilled workforce embraces the seven cooperative principles and the values of integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.
East River offers an excellent compensation package, which includes health insurance, a retirement pension plan, and 401K plan contribution. 
To learn more about East River and apply for this position, please visit www.eastriver.coop/careers and complete your electronic profile.  Questions regarding the position can be directed to hr@eastriver.coop or (605) 256-4536. 
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

 

 

Protection and Controls Engineer

East River Electric is seeking an experienced engineer responsible for the relay protection and control engineering associated with high voltage substation and transmission projects. This includes preparing calculations and settings for various types of microprocessor based relays as well as development of one-lines and schematic diagrams.
This full-time regular position will provide engineering technical assistance to East River and its member systems regarding operational concerns, coordination with downstream distribution devices, and power quality related questions. There is a residency requirement for this position and the applicant selected will be required to live in close proximity to Madison, SD.
Position requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
• Minimum four (4) years’ of progressively responsible engineering experience, preferably with an electric utility.
• Experience in the areas of system operations, electrical system design, construction and maintenance, or electrical control systems.
• A combination of education and closely related experience may be considered.
• Proficiency with computer technology.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
East River Electric Power Cooperative, with a main campus in Madison, South Dakota, is a power supply cooperative that delivers wholesale power through a 3,000-mile transmission system to 25 member electric distribution systems throughout eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota. Our highly-skilled workforce embraces the seven cooperative principles and the values of integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.
East River offers an excellent compensation package, benefits include:
• Retirement pension plan
• 401(k) plan with a matching contribution
• Medical insurance
• Health savings account
• Life insurance
• Disability insurance
• Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
• Flexible 9/80 work schedule with 9-hour work days and every other Friday off
• Continued professional education/development reimbursement
To learn more about East River and apply for this position, please visit www.eastriver.coop/careers and complete your electronic profile. Questions regarding the position can be directed to hr@eastriver.coop or (605) 256-4536.
Applications will be accepted until filled with initial review of applications beginning on March 1, 2018.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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