Employment Opportunities

Accountant/Office Supervisor


Park Electric Cooperative is looking for an accountant/office supervisor. The co-op is an electric utility located in Livingston, Montana and has provided electricity for over 83 years. Currently, Park Electric serves over 6,000 meters in Park, Sweet Grass, Gallatin and Meagher counties.

This position is responsible for verifying and tracking incoming and outgoing bills, account payables and taxes for accuracy and timely execution, assistance in yearly budgeting, and monthly board reports. This position supervises the member service staff.
 
Qualifications for this position are as follows:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in cccounting, business or finance required.  Masters degree or CPA desired. Experience: Five years experience in accounting or financial management required. Previous experience in a rural cooperative desired. Relevant combination of education and experience will be considered.
 
Benefits: Park Electric has a competitive benefit package that includes: defined pension plan, 401K, paid vacation, sick leave, health and dental insurances, and much more. The wage range for this position is $6,600 to $9,100 monthly depending on experience. Extensive experience in accounting or previous work experience as an accountant/office supervisor could be negotiated outside this range. This is a management exempt position.

For a complete job description please go to : https://www.parkelectric.coop/

All applicants must submit a cover letter, application, resume, and professional references to Info@parkelectric.coop. This position is open internally and externally. If you have any questions, please call General Manager Matt Haggerty at (406) 222-3100.


Staking Technician


NorVal Electric Cooperative, based in Glasgow, Montana, is currently accepting resumes for the position of staking technician.  An engineering technology degree, plus a minimum of 5 years of customer service experience; or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge are recommended.
 
The staking technician will help process and prepare work orders, prepare staking sheets for jobs/projects, stake new line, do locating of underground line, keep records of outages, create project quotes and other duties as assigned.  Applicant must have strong communication and organizational skills and strong Microsoft Office skills.
 
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Send resume to: Craig Herbert, General Manager, NorVal Electric Cooperative, Inc., PO Box 951, Glasgow MT 59230, or email to manager@norval.coop.  This position will remain open until filled.

 

Operation Coordinator

NorVal Electric Cooperative, based in Glasgow, Montana, is currently accepting resumes for the position of Operation Coordinator.  An Engineering Technology degree, plus a minimum of 3 years of customer service experience; or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge are recommended. 
 
The Operation Coordinator will help process work orders, process all new member applications, help process all system improvements, plant retirements, ordinary replacements, and security light staking sheets, and provide support for our metering system.
 
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Send resume to: Craig Herbert, General Manager, NorVal Electric Cooperative, Inc., PO Box 951, Glasgow MT 59230, or email to manager@norval.coop.  This position will remain open until filled.


Journeyman Lineman/6th Step Apprentice


Marias River Electric Cooperative (MREC) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Journeyman Lineman/6th Step Apprentice.
 
MREC is a rural electric distribution cooperative located in Shelby, Montana.  MREC is located 90 miles north of Great Falls and 70 miles east of the entrance to Glacier National Park. MREC serves approximately 4,000 meters in Toole, Liberty, and Pondera counties.
  
The ideal candidate must have a thorough knowledge of the construction, operation, and maintenance of distribution and transmission lines and substations as well as a thorough knowledge of the National Electrical Safety Code, OSHA Rules and Regulations, the ability to read and understand, staking sheets, Rural Utilities Service (RUS) specifications, and assembly and material specifications. A working knowledge of leadership is required.
 
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, along with a Journeyman Lineman Certificate of Completion or be able to obtain it in 12 months.  Four to five years of progressive experience in all aspects of electric utility construction, maintenance, and operations experience is preferred.
 
The selected candidate will report directly to the Operations Superintendent.
MREC offers an hourly rate of $38.58 to $40.99 (depending on experience) and a benefit package including NRECA retirement and a Linco health insurance program.  The selected candidate will be required to become a member of IBEW local 44.  Pre-employment drug and physical test is required, and must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Montana (CDL) driver’s license.

To apply; please submit a cover letter, and resume, along with three professional references no later than Aug. 31, 2021 to: Mr. Ryan Austin, Operations Superintendent, Marias River Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 729, Shelby, MT  59474. Phone: (406) 434-5575. Mr. Austin’s email address is ryana@mariasriverec.com.


IT Specialist


Lincoln Electric Cooperative, based in Eureka, Montana, is seeking a full-time IT Specialist. This position manages and assists with the operation of Lincoln Electric Cooperative and Rural Propane Services’ technical and information systems. The position also supports various network operations, help-desk support and technology needs. An associate’s degree in technology or related field is required. Two years of work experience in technology or a related field is also required. Utility experience is preferred. The co-op will consider an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. 
 
Excellent benefits including health and dental, paid time off, 401(k), pension, life insurance, relocation bonus, etc., are provided.  To apply, complete an application available on Lincoln Electric Cooperative’s website, www.lincolnelectric.coop and send it to hr@lincolnelectric.coop. For more information, call Kylie at (406)889-3301. 

 

Journeyman Lineman

Missoula Electric Cooperative has an opening in its Operations Department for a journeyman lineman.

The person in this position performs diversified work of construction, repair and operation of distribution and transmission facilities; works on energized lines, structures and equipment involved in the distribution of electricity. 

Required education and/or experience: High school diploma or equivalent; certified journeyman lineman or must have completed a recognized, qualified apprenticeship program for electrical utility journeyman lineman, have met all minimum requirements of the trade, and have the ability to successfully pass the IBEW Local 44 Journeyman Lineman’s exam within a year of date of hire. 

Certificates, licenses and registrations: Must hold or be able to obtain, within 45 consecutive days of hire, a valid Montana Class A, Interstate Commercial Driver’s License. 

Working conditions/physical activities: All successful candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background screening, drug/alcohol testing and fitness capacity exam and must be able to handle the physical demands of the job as described in the job description. 

Hourly Wage: $45.34 per IBEW collective bargaining. This is a union position with an excellent benefit package.  

Application details: Job open until filled. Visit missoulaelectric.com to view or download a complete job description and job application. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must submit a job application, along with a current resume and cover letter. Applicants may submit materials three ways: Email application materials to: employment@meccoop.com, fax to (406) 541-6315 or mail a signed copy, with the required paperwork, to Missoula Electric Cooperative; Attention: Human Resources; 1700 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59808.