Employment Opportunities

GIS Technician/Engineering Aide

Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for a part-time GIS technician/engineering aide in the co-op's Ashton, ID, office.
Qualified candidates will have a high school diploma or GED equivalent and have a working knowledge of electrical utility distribution systems. Qualified candidates will also have a working knowledge of SEDC, Futura, GIS, OMS, and Auto CAD. Please see additional details and apply at Fallriverelectric.bamboohr.com/jobs.
Fall River Rural Electric is an equal-opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and benefits. Applications must be received no later than Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.

Staff Engineer

Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for an organized, career-minded staff engineer at the co-op's Ashton, ID office.
The staff engineer will work under the direction of the manager of engineering and is responsible for engineering design aspects of the co-op's electrical system.
Qualified candidates will have a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering with emphasis in power systems preferred. Five years' work experience is desired. Please see additional details and apply at: Fallriverelectric.bamboohr.com/jobs.
The co-op is an equal-opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and benefits. Applications must be received no later than Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.

Apprentice or Journeyman Lineworker

Lower Yellowstone Rural Electric Cooperative (LYREC) has an immediate opening for an apprentice or journeyman lineworker in Sidney, MT.
LYREC offers employees a unique working culture where member service is combined with state-of-the-art technology. Employees work in a high-energy environment. Creativity, innovation and teamwork are supported and encouraged. Employees have the opportunity to learn and grow in their careers, including training in the latest technologies. The person in this position is responsible for providing outstanding customer service to the co-op's 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.
The successful applicant must possess a valid Montana CDL Class A driver's license within 30 days of being hired.
Offers are contingent upon completion of a background check. To apply, please visit LYREC's website at www.lyrec.coop and complete the online process, submit a completed LYREC job application, resume and letter of interest. Paper applications are available upon request and may be emailed to kellyk@lyrec.coop or mailed to: LYREC/Attn: Operations Manager/PO Box 1047/Sidney, MT  59270.
LYREC offers excellent benefits, including healthcare coverage, vacation and sick leave, pension, 401K match, competitive salaries and holiday leave. 
The position closes on Feb. 22, 2019. Lower Yellowstone REC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Journeyman or Apprentice Lineman

Park Electric Cooperative in Livingston, MT is accepting applications for a journeyman lineman or apprentice lineman. Applicants must have a valid first aid/CPR card and Montana CDL or be able to obtain one. Journeymen must have a journeyman lineman certification and be able to perform all aspects of line work.  Apprentices must be certified in climbing as well as pole-top and bucket rescue, and possess the ability to proficiently operate all equipment associated with line work in order to be considered for the position.  The successful applicant must live within 30 minutes of Park Electric's office near Livingston, and be able to pass a pre-employment physical, and drug and alcohol test.  Applications are available online at www.parkelectric.coop.  Send applications to Matt Grose, Operations Manager, Park Electric, P.O. Box 1119, Livingston, MT 59047; email mgrose@parkelectric.coop phone: 406-222-7778.  This position will remain open until filled. 

Billing Clerk

Tongue River Electric Cooperative (TRECO) headquartered in Ashland, MT, is searching for a talented, self-motivated, goal-oriented, hands-on person to fill the position of billing clerk. The billing clerk will serve the members and support the goals of TRECO by effectively and efficiently performing any and all functions in support of the billing process.

Major responsibilities of the position include: Creation and file transfer of the initial meter reading extract file; maintain billing integrity by running and reviewing simulated billing reports; post payments received by mail; run the delinquent program that generates delinquent notices; run follow-up program to create a file used to call and remind members/consumers of potential pending cut-off; run the cut-off program to create cut-off notices, create collection records; calculate adjustments as necessary to correct meter readings, estimated readings and billing errors; input all billing and reading adjustments as well as membership fee and deposit adjustments; understand the impact of each adjustment type on past and future bills, arrears, accounts receivable, penalties and cut-offs; understand and apply any miscellaneous charges and other charges; understand how to apply, adjust or cancel our ancillary services; understand how to transfer an account to the collections agency; understand how to write-off an account to bad debt; understand the refund check process, including check generation; understand the system work-flow to verify nightly billing and back-up; balance accounts receivable, deposits, patronage and bad debts, and; run month-end reports. 

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Preferred are the following: previous work experience in an office environment, a two-year technical degree in accounting or related field and previous work experience in servers, network operating systems and other IT-related technologies.
Qualifications include good communication skills, oral and written, and strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and the ability to adjust to varied duties. The successful applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Office, be able to operate general office equipment, be detail oriented and be able to balance both quantity and quality.

Those interested in this great opportunity should send a cover letter, resume and three references. This information must be received by Jan. 31, 2019. It should be sent to: Tongue River Electric Cooperative; Attn: Tary Hanson; PO Box 138; Ashland, MT 59003


Ravalli County Electric Co-op (REC) is seeking an experienced accountant to join the REC team. REC is located in the heart of Montana’s scenic Bitterroot Valley.

The accountant is responsible for analyzing financial information and preparing financial statements of REC in accordance with GAAP issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the IRS, other regulatory and advisory organizations, and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the industry. The person in this position is responsible for month-end procedures and annual audit in addition to maintaining the integrity of the general ledger and all applicable accounting functions.

Candidates must have a strong work ethic and a positive attitude. Educational requirements include a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, or an associate degree in business administration and three years’ professional accounting experience. However, varying combinations of education and experience will be considered. Experience working in the electric utility industry is preferred, but not required.

The successful applicant will possess a valid Montana driver’s license and can travel overnight for training.

If you enjoy the changing of the seasons and value living in an area with an abundance of outdoor recreational activities, please visit REC's website at www.ravallielectric.com . The co-op invites those interested to submit a completed REC application, resume, letter of interest, and your references for consideration. REC offers a complete benefit package after 90 days, including medical, dental, vision, and after one year of service, matching 401(k) and R&S Plan. Wages are extremely competitive and commensurate with demonstrated skills and aptitude. The position will remain open until filled. 

Staking Engineer/Mapping Specialist

Ravalli County Electric Co-op (REC), located in the heart of Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, is seeking a staking engineer/mapping specialist with a background in the electric utility industry to join the REC team. The person in this position will be responsible for investigating, surveying and staking electric distribution lines, according to construction specifications, preparing staking sheets, preparing maps drawings and charts, keeping system maps current, operating a computer-assisted mapping system, providing desktop PC support to IT users by installing software, hardware and troubleshooting, and occasional field personnel support. Field work, including some strenuous physical activity, including walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, and crouching is involved in the position. The person in this position must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds when handling equipment and supplies.

Minimal requirements for this position include effective verbal and written communication skills, exceptional customer service, and experience with mapping/staking software, and a working knowledge of electric delivery system topology and Microsoft Office applications.

Educational requirements may include an associate degree in electrical engineering or a related technical field. Additional IT and engineering/technical certifications preferred. However, varying combinations of education and experience will be considered.  The successful applicant will possess a valid Montana driver’s license, have the ability to travel occasionally out of- own, overnight and work non-traditional hours, including evening and weekend hours as required, and this position requires applicant to locate within 30 minutes of REC headquarters.

If you enjoy the changing of the seasons and value living in an area with hiking, fishing, biking, hunting, kayaking, rafting, or simply living in an area with four distinct seasons,  please visit the co-op's website at www.ravallielectric.com .  Interested persons should submit a completed REC application, resume, letter of interest, and your references for consideration. The co-op offers a complete benefit package after 90 Days and 401(k) match and R&S Plan after one year. Wages are highly competitive and commensurate with demonstrated specific skill sets and aptitude. The position will remain open until filled. 

Visiting Instructor, Line Program

Highlands College Trades and Technical School in Butte has an opening for a visiting instructor for its line program. This is a permanent, full-time position.

Duties include teaching and assisting the lead instructor with the currently approved classes of the Pre-Apprentice Line Program at Highlands. 

Required qualifications:  Must be  journeyman lineman and have a valid and current Montana class A CDL; must be qualified with pole-top rescue, bucket rescue and safety practices within the electrical trade, and; must have a clean safety record. Required skills: Must be able to work in variable weather conditions; must be able to climb poles as well as other structures; must be able to operate equipment used in the line trade such as bucket trucks, line trucks, and backhoes, and; must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and computer skills. Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience is a plus, with the ability to work with up to 25 students per semester that have limited knowledge of the line trade at any given time.

Applicants should go the following website to obtain more information about the position and to complete the online application: https://montanatechuniversity.applytojob.com/apply/PKZTU82VVv/Visiting-Instructor-Line-Program


Electric Mapping/Staking Engineer

Hill County Electric Cooperative, based in Havre, MT, seeks a full-time electric mapping/staking engineer to coordinate construction projects from initial design to implementation, to include member contact, project staking, map updating and project close-out.

Any combination equivalent to the following education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would qualify. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be: BA/BS in drafting, engineering, or a related field or four years of job-related experience.

Apply through the co-op's careers website at www.hcelectric.com and read the job description with full requirements.   A resume and application must be submitted through this website. Position will remain open until filled. 

Manager of Engineering Services

Capital Electric Cooperative (CEC) seeks a manager of engineering services. The co-op is based in Bismarck, N.D., serving over 20,000 consumers in central North Dakota. 
The manager of engineering services is a key member of the cooperative management team and reports directly to the general manager. This position is responsible for all engineering foundations within the cooperative, overseeing long and short-range distribution system planning, design, inspection and reliability. Oversight of the engineering services department personnel, managing mapping and system engineering software operations, and analyzing opportunities and new technology to improve overall system reliability and operations are also key facets of this job.
Applicants must have a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, plus a minimum of five years of engineering experience in an electric utility, or closely related industry. PE accreditation is preferred. The applicant must possess strong leadership skills, as well as written and oral communication skills. First-hand knowledge of RUS regulations, mapping and SCADA software, along with strong IT skills, and a solid understanding of cooperative business principles is desirable. Supervisory experience is ideal. This position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. A complete job description can be found at www.capitalelec.com/content/job-opportunities. A job application can be downloaded at www.capitalelec.com/forms. Qualified applicants should submit (via email preferred) an application, resume, and three references by Feb. 18, 2019 to: Mr. Paul Fitterer; Email:  paulf@capitalelec.comCapital Electric Cooperative, Inc.; P.O. Box 730; Bismarck, ND  58502-0730.