Employment Opportunities

Journeyman Lineman or Apprentice Lineman

Close Date: October 15th
Open till filled
Glacier Electric Cooperative is seeking a full-time journeyman lineman and/or an apprentice lineman for our Cut Bank service area.  Glacier Electric is a member owned electric cooperative serving 7,800 meters in north western 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 Operations Manager Mike Pyette and submit the following: (1) completed application for employment; (2) resume; and (3) three references. Applications for employment are available at our Browning and Cut Bank offices and on our website at www.GlacierElectric.com.  Applications must be received by October 15th in our office or postmarked.
Glacier Electric is an equal opportunity provider and employer.



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.


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.