Employment Opportunities

Hydroelectric Facility Operator

Consider joining one of East Idaho’s oldest & most innovative employers!

We are seeking an experienced, safety conscious, highly-motivated individual with the skills to fill the critical position of Hydro Operator for our Chester hydro generation facility. Located in the upper Snake River valley, Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative is a nonprofit electric cooperative, established in 1938.

Hydro Operator key responsibilities include:

  • Operate, maintain and monitor all hydraulic and electrical equipment.  
  • Service, repair and perform routine maintenance on facility equipment, and associated buildings and grounds.
  • Maintain specified water flows and water levels.
  • Maintain accurate records for the reporting and documentation of facility operations.


  • High school diploma or equivalent. Training and education in hydroelectric plant operation and maintenance at a craft journey level. An equivalent combination of education and experience may qualify. Prefer three or more years of experience in the operation and maintenance of hydro generation plants.
  • Ability to use heavy-lifting equipment, hand and power tools, computer/software programs, truck and trailer.
  • DOT Class B CDL license, and will have or obtain overhead crane certification.
  • Reside within an approximated 15-minute response time to the Chester, Idaho, hydrofacility.

In addition to an outstanding career opportunity, Fall River Rural Electric offers:

  • Competitive salary - paid leave and holidays - Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans

To apply, send your resume by June 30, 2017, to:

Fall River Electric Cooperative
Attention: Human Resources
1150 N. 3400 E
Ashton, ID 83420

Or email to:  patty.nedrow@fallriverelectric.com


Journeyman Lineman Position – West Yellowstone, MT

Fall River Rural Electric is seeking a safety-conscious, highly-motivated individual to fill a Llneman position on our West Yellowstone, Montana crew. Bordering the Targhee National Forest and Yellowstone National Park, we are a nonprofit electric utility engaged in improving the lives of our Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana members by providing them with reliable energy and by actively helping them manage their energy use.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Must be physically able to safely perform maintenance and construction work on overhead and underground transmission and distribution systems.
  • Must be skilled in the safe operations of all applicable equipment.
  • Will assist with outage restoration, line switching, tree trimming, etc.
  • Will be required to take rotating on-call duty.

Qualifications for this outstanding career opportunity:

  • Would prefer a certified Journeyman Lineman, but may consider a 3rd or 4th year apprentice.
  • Will possess a working knowledge of applicable codes and safety rules and use them.
  • Must live within a 15 minute response time to their assigned office in West Yellowstone.
  • Strong verbal communication skills will be required in order to deal with a vast range of personalities, both inside and outside of the organization.
  • Must be capable of working outdoors in harsh weather conditions and strenuous situations.
  • Initiative to recognize and present plans to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, improve communications, and provide outstanding member service.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a valid Montana CDL.

Fall River is an equal opportunity employer offering: Competitive salary and paid time off. Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance & retirement plans.

To apply, send your resume by June 16, 2017 to:

Fall River Electric Cooperative
Attention: Human Resources
P.O. Box 736
Milville, UT 84326

Or email to: