Employment Opportunities

Warehouse Materials Handler

Missoula Electric Cooperative has an opening for a warehouse materials handler.
The person in this position performs warehousing activities to ensure that materials are received, issued, stored, transferred and accounted for properly and in a timely manner. The warehouse materials handler also maintains a complete and adequate level of materials and supplies for line crews and contractors in multiple warehouse locations. In addition, he or she conducts and/or coordinates general maintenance of cooperative-owned buildings and grounds, performing all work in a dependable, confidential and professional manner.
All successful candidates will be required to pass pre-employment background screening, drug/alcohol testing and a fitness capacity exam. A high-school diploma or equivalency is required. The person in this position is required to hold or be able to obtain, within 45 consecutive days of hire, a valid Montana Class A, interstate commercial driver's license. Another requirement is to be able to handle the physical demands of the job as described in the job description. Experience working with federal RUS construction units and standards is highly preferred. This experience would include issuing, purchasing, receiving and accounting for inventory.
The hourly wage is per IBEW collective bargaining agreement. This is a union position with an excellent benefit package.
This position will remain open until filled.
To be eligible to be considered, the following must be completed in full and submitted: MEC Application of Employment, current resume and cover letter. See missoulaelectric.com for a job description and application. Candidates may complete the application on line and email it to employment@meccoop.com or print and sign the application and mail the above, required paperwork to: Human Resources, 1700 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT  59808 or fax it to (406) 541-6315. If using a large envelope, allow extra mailing time.


IT Technician


The IT Technician shall assist in maintaining cooperative's servers, network operating systems, end user computers and other IT related technologies critical to operations. Technician shall maintain cooperative web page.
Shall assist in the maintenance of the cooperative's Geographical Information System (GIS). The IT Tech shall provide necessary data, drawings, and assistance to aid in the planning, design, analysis, installation, and maintenance of the cooperative's electric distribution system.

Job Requirements

*High school diploma/GED and two year technical degree in Computer Science, Geographical Information Systems, electrical technology or related field required. Closely related and progressive job experience may substitute for a portion of the educational requirements as will industry related certifications (CompTIA A+, Network+, MSCA, MCSE)
*Valid driver's license with good driving record
*Applications/Resumes due by end of business (4:30pm) 9/21/2018


Journeyman/Apprentice Lineman

NorVal Electric Cooperative, Inc. is seeking qualified applicants for the position of journeyman lineman and/or apprentice lineman.  NorVal is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative with headquarters located in Glasgow, MT.  Currently serving over 3,400 meters within a service territory of five counties.  NorVal owns and maintains approximately 2,200 miles of electric power distribution lines and 193 miles of transmission line.
This position will perform assigned work related to construction, maintenance, and repair of overhead and underground electric distribution system, and related equipment.  Requirements will include working in inclement weather conditions, working overtime, and being on-call as required.
RUS/Cooperative background is highly desirable; experience in Hot Line preventive maintenance work with rubber gloves and hot line tools is required as well as knowledge of all line materials, assemblies, equipment, and apparatus.  Applicants must possess a high school education (or equivalent), certification from an accredited Power Line Program, in addition to a 4-year Apprenticeship Program.  Applicants must possess, or be able to possess, a Class A CDL with air brakes.
This position includes an excellent NRECA benefits package including 401(k), paid vacation, and medical insurance.  NorVal is an equal opportunity employer.
Wages depend on level of experience.
To apply please submit a completed Application for Employment as well as your resume to:

Mike Carney
Job Service Wolf Point
Employment Specialist
Phone 406-653-1720  Fax 406-653-1196


Engineering Technician

NorVal Electric Cooperative, Inc. is looking to hire an Engineering Technician.  Qualified applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent required along with an Associate degree in GIS, CAD, or two years in the position as an Engineering Technician or other related field preferred.  Knowledge of Mapping/CAD software required.  Must have basic understanding of GPS, GPS equipment and its uses.
Must be able to calculate proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Will be required to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.  Must be able to increase knowledge and skill in technical matters through on-the-job training and correspondence courses.  Must be able to effectively present information either by correspondence or in face-to-face situations.  Must be able to apply problem-solving techniques to oral or written instructions.  Will accurately prepare and update digital data maps for the system and to maintain GIS (Geographic Information System) files so that the requirements of the employer may be met in an orderly and economical manner.
Must be able to learn and perform CPR and first aid.  Must be able to walk and/or hike over rough and heavily forested terrain in unfavorable conditions.  This position must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the position include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Successful applicant will prepare and maintain maps of the system, which accurately show location of all consumers, lines, devices, roads, and other background details.  Will updates system maps, will assign work order number, meter location number, consumer description type, county code, city limit code, school district code, rate code, substation number line section number, and meter route number to each work order for new service on both the electronic staking sheet and in the location billing file.  Will perform field checks, including the collection of GPS data, as necessary to verify line locations for new and existing facilities.  Also will prepare special drawings using latest available technology and respond by phone or radio to calls regarding work order status and location of facilities.  Assist with report preparation, Staking Technician as necessary and work with a project management.

To apply please complete an Application for Employment and submit your resume to:

Mike Carney
Job Service Wolf Point
Employment Specialist
Phone 406-653-1720  Fax 406-653-1196


Journeyman Lineman

Big Horn County Electric Cooperative in Hardin, MT, has an opening for a journeyman lineman at our Lodge Grass service center. 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.  We may be willing to hire an apprentice.
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 resume to:  Bill Watson, Lodge Grass District Supervisor, Big Horn County Electric Cooperative, INC., PO Box 410, Hardin, MT 59034 or bwatson@bhcec.com (406)639-2341.  A company employment application with references will be required along with work history dating back five years.  Applicants can obtain a copy of the employment application at www.bhcec.com.  Position will be open until filled.