Employment Opportunities

Journeyman Lineman

Fergus Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an immediate opening for a qualified journeyman lineman or apprentice lineman. Requirements include a HS Diploma/GED, successful completion of an apprenticeship school or holding a union journeyman lineman card. Valid Montana Class A CDL with excellent driving record required. The person in this position will be located at our office in Lewistown, Montana. Technical skills testing and a drug screen are required.
Fergus Electric Cooperative offers an excellent wage and benefit package, including defined benefit and 401k retirement plans. Fergus Electric Co-op is committed to having a strong safety program and safety is the co-op’s 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.
Accepting applications and resumes through May 15 for a full-time position to start Monday, June 4, 2018.



Sun River Electric Cooperative, with headquarters in Fairfield MT, is accepting applications for the position of Lineman in the Highwood service area.  The position requires the ability to perform all responsibilities required of a Journeyman Lineman, including rubber gloving and construction and maintenance of electrical transmission, substation, and distribution systems.  Must have valid Montana CDL and First Aid/CPR card, and must have the ability to climb poles and operate bucket trucks, digger derricks, backhoes, and other equipment commonly used in the utility business.  Must pass pre-employment physical and drug and alcohol test.  Will be required to live within 30 minutes response time to Highwood shop.  Applicants not meeting journeyman criteria may be considered for hire as an apprentice based on experience and training.  Applications are available online at www.sunriverelectric.coop.  Send applications to Robert Anderson, Operations Manager, Sun River Electric, PO Box 309, Fairfield MT 59436-0309; email: randerson@sunriverelectric.coop; phone: 406-467-2526.  Deadline: Open until filled.



Marias River Electric Cooperative is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Journeyman Lineman/4TH Step Apprentice.
MREC is a rural electric distribution cooperative located in Shelby, MT.  MREC is located 90 miles north of the Great Falls and 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.   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 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 $34.31 to $36.46 (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 3 professional references no later than May 26, 2018 to;

Mr. Ryan Austin
Operations Superintendent
Marias River Electric Cooperative
P.O. Box 729
Shelby, MT  59474


McCone Electric Co-op., Inc. is currently seeking a qualified applicant for a journeyman or apprentice lineman position.  The reporting location is in Jordan, MT.  Jordan is an area rich in hunting and fishing opportunities with access to public lands.  Jordan is within reasonable driving distance to Fort Peck Lake, Hell Creek Marina and the famous Missouri Breaks.  Mountains and skiing are only a four hour drive from this location.  The successful applicant must possess a valid MT CDL Class A license (or be able to obtain one within 90 days of the hiring date) and join the local I.B.E.W.  Successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug test and physical.  The successful applicant must also be able to deal with co-workers and consumers in a courteous and professional manner.   McCone Electric has an excellent benefits program.  A McCone Electric Co-op., Inc. job application is required and may be obtained from McCone Electric at PO Box 368, Circle, MT 59215, or www.mcconeelectric.coop. The application deadline is April 9, 2018.  Position will remain open until filled.  Call for applications at (406) 485-3430 or e-mail Ed Crockett (ed.crockett@mcconeelectric.coop). 

Apprentice lineman

Southeast Electric Cooperative Inc. (SECO) of Ekalaka has an opening for one apprentice linemen to work from SECO headquarters in Ekalaka.  Along with existing crew, the apprentice will be responsible for construction of new power lines and maintenance of existing lines.  The position requires at least a high school diploma and valid State of Montana Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).  Pre-employment physical including drug test is required.  A Lineman School Certificate is preferred but not required.  However, completion of an approved Lineman Apprenticeship Program will be required while employed at SECO.  This position requires working outdoors under a variety of weather conditions and may also require periods of long and irregular hours including on-call and overtime.
SECO offers a competitive starting salary and an outstanding benefits package including medical, retirement and 401K.  Application forms can be obtained by calling the SECO office at 406-775-8762, on our website www.seecoop.com or by stopping in at 110 So. Main St., Ekalaka, Montana.
Mail or email application to:  Southeast Electric Cooperative, Inc.  Attn:  Jack Hamblin, Manager, PO Box 369, Ekalaka, MT 59324.  jackh@midrivers.com. Application deadline is May 31, 2018.  SECO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.