Employment Opportunities

Journeyman Lineman

Northern Lights, Inc. in Sagle, ID is seeking a journeyman lineman for a position in Trout Creek, MT.
Northern Lights, Inc. is headquartered in Sagle, ID and serves approximately 17,500 members in north Idaho, western Montana and eastern Washington.
Job requirements include Journeyman Lineman Certification.  High school diploma. Must have or must obtain a MT Class A CDL within 30 days.  Must reside within 30 miles drive of NLI’s Trout Creek, MT warehouse while employed in the position.  Shall make themselves available for unscheduled overtime during consumer outages or emergencies.
Must be knowledgeable and proficient with the use of hot sticks, operating backhoe, cable plows, digger derrick, URD fault finding equipment, RUS construction standards and all overhead and URD maintenance and construction procedures to work credit, program meters, and perform cable locates, right of way clearing in addition to all other functions of Journeyman Lineman.  Emphasis on safety, skill and efficiency.  Must have or be able to obtain Flaggers Card, 24-Hour Hazardous Material First Responder Card, CPR / First Aid Card, Shoring and Excavation Competent Person Certification, OSHA 1910.269 certifications, Forklift Operators Certification. 
This position is considered to be a regular full-time position. The starting date is expected to be April 27th, 2020.
Applications will be accepted until February 24, 2020.  All bids must be by email or in writing and received by 5:00 p.m. PST, on the closing date.  All bids or applications with current certifications should be sent to deed.hall@nli.coop or mailed to:

Northern Lights, Inc.
Deed Hall
PO Box 269
Sagle, ID 83860


General Manager

Fergus Electric Cooperative, Inc., in Lewistown, Montana, is searching for qualified candidates for the position of general manager.

Fergus Electric is headquartered in Lewistown, a beautiful area in the center of Montana. Lewistown is a town of approximately 6,000 residents and is surrounded by the scenic island mountains of central Montana – The Big Snowies, Judith, Moccasins, Bull, Highwood, Little Belt, Castle and Crazy Mountains.  Central Montana is a pristine recreational area and Lewistown is known for having good and plentiful drinking water.
The long-term general manager has informed the board of his retirement date effective June 25, 2020.  The successful candidate will be starting employment on or before that date.

To be considered, candidates must have experience in administration, operations or management in the electric utility industry. Knowledge and familiarity of the cooperative model is desired.  A bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, engineering or a related field is required.  Candidates are desired to have a broad background, including financials, operations, budgeting, strategic planning, power supply, public relations, employee relations and community involvement.
Fergus Electric Cooperative offers a competitive salary and benefits package.  A job description and employment application are available at www.ferguselectric.coop

Applications will be accepted until March 20, 2020.  Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, resume and application to fecpauld@gmail.com or mail to:
Fergus Electric Cooperative, Inc.
c/o Stogsdill & Birdwell, P.C.
224 W Main St., Suite 511
Lewistown, MT 59457
Please contact Board President Paul Descheemaeker at (406) 366-1380 with questions.