Employment Opportunities

Apprentice Lineman 

Glacier Electric Cooperative is seeking a full-time apprentice lineman to join our organization. Glacier Electric is a member owned electric cooperative serving 5,100 members in north western Montana. The cooperative headquarters is located in Cut Bank Montana. The diverse membership base is comprised of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, several Canadian/U.S. Border crossings, most of Glacier National Park, several small towns, and significant rural agricultural load.
Required Skills/Qualifications- The successful candidate will possess a great attitude, personality and work ethic and be committed to safety and service to our members. Apprentice will work under the direct su­pervision of a Journeyman Lineman or Foreman. Duties include constructing, repairing, and maintaining lines, structures, and equipment involved in the distribu­tion and transmission of electricity. Must meet all physical, educational, and regulatory qualifications of an apprenticeship program. Must have and maintain a minimum Class A, Type 2 Commercial Driver’s License.
Education/Experience- Minimum of a high school diploma or GED required. Completion of apprentice line school or equivalent experience preferred.
Lifting Capacity: Must be able to lift 75 pounds.
Compensation: based on experience.
This is a union position with an excellent benefits package. The success­ful candidate must pass an initial substance screening and, as an em­ployee, will be subject to random drug/controlled substance screenings.
Interested parties are to direct inquiries to General Manager Matt Hudson and submit the following: (1) completed application for employment; (2) resume; and (3) three professional refer­ences. Applications for employment are available at our Browning and Cut Bank offices and on our website at www.GlacierElectric.com. All applications must be received by April 19, 2017 and must be sent via email to mhudson@GlacierElectric.com

Full-time Customer Service Representative

Glacier Electric Cooperative seeks a full-time customer service representative for their Browning Office.  The customer service representative must efficiently and accurately maintain all customer records; provide members with a professional and positive customer service experience; promote positive member and public relations; and provide clerical support as needed.  The customer service representative must be friendly, reliable, and trustworthy.  It is critical that the customer service representative possess a positive attitude, be a team player, and have polite telephone skills.  Special projects and additional tasks assigned at the discretion of management.

Required Skills: excellent customer service skills, computer literacy, working knowledge of Microsoft Office, organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and knowledge of basic math.

Education/Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent is required.  Degree or Certificate and/or one year customer service experience is preferred.

Lifting Capacity: Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

Other Requirements: The successful candidate must pass the customer service and computer literacy tests administered by Cut Bank Job Service.

This is a union position with an excellent benefits package.  The successful candidate must pass an initial substance screening and, as an employee, will be subject to random drug/controlled substance screenings.

Applications for employment are available at the Cut Bank Job Service, online at www.GlacierElectric.com, or at your local GEC office.  Please direct inquires to Manager of Finance & Administration, Keelie Montalban by phone 406-873-5566, or email at kmontalban@GlacierElectric.com.

Journeyman Lineman

Goldenwest Electric Cooperative in Wibaux, MT is seeking a full-time journeyman lineman.
Responsibilities include construction and maintenance of overhead and underground distribution lines along with maintenance of transmission lines and substations.  A valid Montana or North Dakota CDL is required for this position.  Applicants must be certified in climbing and working in all aspects of the lineman trade.  The person in this position will be required to lift up to 100 pounds, work in all weather conditions, be on-call and work long hours when required to do so.
Goldenwest Electric Cooperative offers an excellent wage and benefit package in a non-union environment.  Qualified applicants can send a resume with at least 3 references to John Sokoloski, General Manager, Goldenwest Electric Cooperative, PO Box 177, Wibaux, MT 59353.  This information can also be emailed to gwec@midrivers.com.  Questions should be directed to Mr. Sokoloski at (406) 796-2423 or emailed to gwec@midrivers.com.  Submission deadline is March 31, 2017.

Journeyman Electrician

As an employer of choice, in Medicine Lake Montana, Sheridan Electric Cooperative offers an excellent wage and benefit package (including defined benefit and 401K retirement plan) that will entice the right employee to our doorsteps.

Sheridan Electric Co-op., Inc. is accepting applications for a journeyman electrician. SEC is a rural electric cooperative located in the NE corner of Montana. SEC serves approximately 4,105 meters, and has 2,600 miles of distribution line and 150 miles of transmission line.

The applicants must have schooling or experience in the electrician or inside wiremen field, and be able to obtain a Montana Commercial Drivers License.

This area supports a continuous supply of work centered around commercial, agriculture and residential applications, so lack of work will not be a problem.

Come join a team of people who wants to make a difference everyday for its membership, and join a family atmosphere.

Please send resume to: Scott Westlund, Sheridan Electric Co-op., Inc., PO box 227, Medicine Lake, MT 59247; or email swestlund@sheridanelectric.coop; or call 406-789-2231


Journeyman Lineman

Big Horn County Electric Cooperative of Hardin, MT, has an opening for a journeyman lineman. Applicants must have or be able to obtain a Montana CDL, have completed a recognized four year apprenticeship program; be proficient in operating digger derricks, bucket trucks, trenchers, underground locating and fault finding equipment; be in physical condition to carry out the work associated with overhead and underground power lines; be willing to work in extreme conditions such as heat, cold, wind, rain, snow, at all hours and be on a rotating “On Call” list;  have experience in rubber gloving, the operation of OCR’s and regulators, underground and overhead distribution lines. Having a positive safety minded attitude and being a “team player” is a must.

The successful applicant will be required to live within 15 minutes driving time of work, take a pre-employment physical and drug test, and be on a 6 month probationary period.

We are a farming/ranching community serving rural residents, including three phase irrigation and pumping loads, an oil field, and some small and large commercial loads in Big Horn County, Montana and a small part of North Central Wyoming.

BHCEC offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits program.

Send resumes to:  Monte Russell, District Supervisor, Big Horn County Electric Cooperative, INC., PO Box 410, Hardin, MT 59034 or mrussell@bhcec.com (406)665-2830.  A company employment application with references will be required along with work history dating back five years.  Position will be open until filled.