Employment Opportunities

Apprentice Lineman

This full-time position at Ravalli County Electric Cooperative (RCEC) will train through on-the-job training and coursework to become a Journeyman Lineman.  Primary responsibility is to assist the Journeyman Lineman with constructing, converting, relocating and performing maintenance and service work on lines throughout the area served by the organization.  Successful completion of the apprenticeship is mandatory.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a current Commercial Driver’s License.
  • Driving and operating equipment is required.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Periodical on-call 24/7 duty required.
  • Live within 30 minutes of REC headquarters.
  • Occasional out-of-area travel which can include several days of overnight stay.
  • Periodic overtime is required.
  • Requires excellent physical strength in order to meet the following:
    • Gain the ability to climb and work on poles, trees and towers up to 100 feet tall.
    • Able to lift, carry, hold, and use equipment, poles, etc. up to 100 pounds. Must be able to work with both arms overhead, grip and hold lines and ropes with up to 80 pounds weight attached, and work with small components throughout the workday.
    • Will be working outdoors year-around in all kinds of weather conditions and terrain; may work for long periods in hot, cold, wet, windy, or icy conditions
    • Must be able to walk up to 3 miles; may be necessary to wear snowshoes, skis and operate a snowmobile.
    • Must be able to stand, sit, kneel and crouch throughout the workday.
    • Must be able to follow safety protocol and wear personal protective equipment.
  • Must possess effective verbal and written communications skills, to include:
    • Good member/employee service skills
    • Ability to handle difficult situations
    • Ability to effectively work with a team
  • Must be organized, accurate, and give strong attention to detail
  • This position is subject to random drug screening.

Position is open until February 25, 2015. For more information and to apply, click on “About Us” at www.ravallielectric.com, or contact Kyle Kearns at 406-961-3001 or kylek@ravallielectric.com.


Assistant General Manager of Accounting and Office Services

Glacier Electric Cooperative seeks a dynamic, team-oriented individual to join our team as assistant manager of accounting and office services. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, vision, integrity, a and a commitment to excellence, and must have strong self-management capability, and proven accounting and management skills.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in accounting or finance, with 5 years of experience as a CPA, is desirable.  Advanced knowledge of Word and Excel is required. The applicant also must be prepared to be cross-trained to back up other critical positions.  Electric utility experience and NISC software experience are preferred.  Applicant must demonstrate proficient oral and written communication skills.
Glacier Electric Cooperative offers a competitive compensation and full benefits package. Salary level will be based on successful candidate’s work experience and educational background.
Applicants for this position will need to complete an application for employment and provide three professional references to: Glacier Electric Cooperative, ATTN: Matt Hudson, 410 East Main Street, Cut Bank, MT 59427.  Completed applications also can be emailed to Matt Hudson: mhudson@glacierelectric.com Applications for employment are available at the main office in Cut Bank, and on our website, www.glacierelectric.com . The deadline for applying is Feb. 27, 2015.

Human Resource/Benefits Specialist

Ravalli County Electric Cooperative, based in Corvallis, Mont., has an opening for a human resources and benefits specialist.
The person in this full-time position will be assigned human resources, benefit and administrative duties.
Applicants must possess strong problem solving, verbal and written communication, and organizational skills.  Three or more years’ experience in the human resources field, and/or post-secondary education in related field are preferred.  PHR or SPHR Certification is highly desirable.  Ravalli Electric Co-op offers competitive pay and benefits.  For more information and to apply, click on “About Us” at www.ravallielectric.com.  Position is open until filled by a qualified applicant.

General Manager

The Board of Directors of Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) invites applications for the position of general manager (GM). The current GM will be retiring July 1, 2015. The board has contracted with NRECA’s Executive Search to facilitate the search process.
CEC (www.centralec.coop) is a financially sound, member-owned, electric-distribution cooperative providing service over 4,500 miles of line in portions of eight southcentral South Dakota counties.
The cooperative provides a comprehensive benefits package and a salary structure commensurate with qualifications and representative of the market. Interested parties should direct their inquiries to NRECA’s Executive Search and submit the following electronically: 1) cover letter, 2) two to three page resume, and 3) at least three professional references or letters of recommendation. All applications must be received by Feb. 9, 2015 and submitted to: Tammy Lehman, NRECA Executive Search; executiveSearch@nreca.coop. Phone: (785) 764-0296.


General Manager

The Board of Directors of McCone Electric Cooperative, located in Circle, Mont., invites applications from qualified electric utility leaders for the position of general manager. The board has selected NRECA’s Executive Search to facilitate the search process.
McCone Electric Cooperative (www.McConeElectric.coop), delivers electric power to more than 5,000 meters in 14,400 square miles of eastern Montana. McCone Electric’s member/owners have relied on low-cost, reliable electric service for more than 50 years. McCone employs 25 dedicated team members and has annual revenues in excess of $7 million. 
The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a proven track record of leadership, and must be a person of high integrity. The position requires team-building experience and strategic thinking to lead the cooperative. Strong business acumen with an ability to think “outside the box” is desired. The GM must represent the cooperative to the owners and community as well as other affiliated organizations.  A minimum of 5 years of senior utility management experience is required.  Electric cooperative experience is a plus, with an understanding of cooperative principles required. A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field is preferred.


For a more detailed job description, please visit http://www.jobtarget.com/c/copro.cfm?site_id=227&co=30504.


Journeyman Lineman

Fergus Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an immediate opening for a qualified journeyman lineman.  Requirements include a high school diploma/GED, successful completion of an apprenticeship program involving a minimum of four years line experience in OH/UG electric distribution, including all phases of line construction, maintenance and troubleshooting.  A valid Montana Class A CDL with excellent driving record is required.  The person in this position will be located at Fergus Electric’s satellite office in Roundup, Mont. Technical skills testing and a drug screen is required.
Fergus Electric Cooperative offers an excellent wage and benefit package, including defined benefit and 401k retirement plan.  Fergus Electric is committed to having a strong safety program, and safety is the co-op’s first priority.
Employment applications are available online at www.ferguselectric.coop; or call 406-538-3465 to request an application.  Please send resume and application to:  Dale Rikala, Fergus Electric Co-op, Inc., 84423 U.S. Highway 87, Lewistown, MT 59457-2058; email ferguslinesup@ferguselectric.coop; or call 406-538-3465.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  


Journeyman Line Foreman

Sheridan Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for a journeyman line foreman.
SEC is a rural electric cooperative located in northeastern Montana.  The cooperative serves approximately 4,105 meters, and has 2,600 miles of distribution line and 150 miles of transmission line. Its headquarter operations are in Medicine Lake.
Applicants for the journeyman line foreman position must have experience in rural electric distribution systems and be able to obtain a Montana commercial driver’s license. This candidate also must have experience in directing and controlling daily activities with line personnel in the field. Great communication skills and an ability to become a part of a team are the most basic of traits needed. This position will report directly to the line superintendent. This position pays $41 per hour.
Sheridan Electric Cooperative offers an excellent wage and benefit package, including defined benefit and 401k retirement plan. SEC is committed to having a strong safety program, and safety is the co-op’s No. 1 priority.
To apply for these positions or to obtain additional information, please send resume to: Scott Westlund, Sheridan Electric Co-op., Inc., PO Box 227, Medicine Lake, MT 59247; email swestlund@sheridanelectric.coop; or call 406-789-2231.


Journeyman Lineman

Vigilante Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Dillon, MT, seeks a journeyman lineman for our offices located in Dillon.  Please contact line superintendent, Dan Snellman, at (406) 683-2327 or email at dan@vec.coop for a complete Job Description.  Applications must be submitted by February 13, 2015 to be considered for this position.