Employment Opportunities

General Manager

Big Horn Electric Cooperative is seeking a General Manager to oversee all Cooperative Activities from main office located in Hardin, Montana. 

Complete position description, identifying duties, responsibilities and qualification requirements are posted on the Cooperative’s website at www.bhcec.com.


Competitive salary commensurate with qualification and experience.


Please submit applications before August 1, 2018 addressed to legal counsel for the Cooperative:

            James E. Torske

            Attorney at Law

            314 N. Custer Ave.

            Hardin, MT.  59034




Apprentice meter/relay technician

This rewarding technical position within the electrical power industry implements and maintains some of the latest technology utilizing digital equipment, fiber optic networks and wireless communications to monitor, measure, and control the power system and related substation equipment. 

About the Job 
Responsibilities encompass the installation, programming, functional testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting of related control schemes and power system equipment. Examples of this equipment include: 
    Remote Terminal Units (RTUs)
    Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
    Protective relays and substation control systems
    Revenue metering and power quality studies
    Station DC battery systems and chargers
    Power transformers, power circuit breakers, instrument transformers, capacitor banks.

About You 
You  are detailed  and  logical.  You  possess  the analytical  and problem  solving  skills needed  to  collect  and  organize  data,  establish  facts,  and  draw  conclusions.  You  enjoy  working  with  people  in  a  team  environment  to  safely  complete  projects  and  implement effective  solutions.  You  take  a  diagnostic  approach  to  understanding  the  needs  of  situations  and  are  results‐oriented,  self‐motivated, and have a high level of initiative. You also possess: 

    Associate’s  Degree  in  one  of  the  following  areas:  Electrical  Technology/Construction,  Automation  Controls  (SCADA), Substations, Telecommunications, or a minimum of two years of directly related work experience.
    Proficient computer skills – Microsoft Office products, OEM software, and in‐house computer applications.
    Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or the ability to obtain one.

About Us 
East River Electric is a not‐for‐profit generation and transmission cooperative with a main campus located in Madison, South Dakota. We deliver wholesale power to our members, which include 24 rural electric distribution cooperatives and one municipally‐owned electric system in eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota. Our members, in turn, power the homes, farms, schools and businesses of the member‐owners in their service territories.  
As an electric cooperative, we are guided by the seven universal cooperative principles. Our highly‐skilled workforce embraces the values of integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. We have a safety‐first culture and our employees are empowered to seek leadership roles and connect with co‐workers through volunteer workplace committees and other opportunities. 
Qualified candidates will find that we have a lot to offer. Key benefits include:
    Retirement pension plan
    401(k) plan with a matching contribution
    Medical insurance and a Health Savings Account
    Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
    Flexible 9/80 work schedule with 9‐hour work days and every other Friday off

To learn more about East River, read the full job description, 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 accepted until filled with review of applications beginning on July 16, 2018.