Employment Opportunities

Journeyman or Apprentice Lineman

McCone Electric Co-op., Inc., is currently seeking a qualified applicant for a journeyman or apprentice lineman position. The reporting location is in Circle, MT. Circle is an area rich in hunting and fishing opportunities with access to public lands. Circle is within reasonable driving distance to Fort Peck Lake, Rock 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 in person from McCone Electric at PO Box 368, Circle, MT 59215, or www.mcconeelectric.coop, or call for an application at (406) 485-3430 or e-mail Ed Crockett (ed.crockett@mcconeelectric.coop)

The application deadline is Dec. 13, 2019.

Staking Engineer

Fergus Electric Cooperative is seeking a full-time engineer to join the co-op's member-oriented team.  This position will replace a long-term staking engineer who had 30-plus years of experience serving Fergus Electric Co-op’s membership.

It will be the responsibility of the individual who fills this position to be a team player in engineering and planning.  It will require sound engineering judgement, technical knowledge, a positive attitude and good people skills to be able to constructively work with members, line crews and supervisors in providing safe, efficient and reliable service.

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related engineering field is required;
  • Professional engineering license preferred;
  • A minimum of five years of electrical engineering experience preferred;
  • Ability to work with the membership and all departments on plans and studies related to sectionalizing, voltage improvement, power factor correction, load balancing and reliability; 
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills; 
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Ability to plan project schedules with deadlines and ability to apply critical thinking;
  • Must have good hearing;
  • Must have the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds;
  • Specific vision abilities require close/distant and color vision, and;
  • This position is active and requires the ability to be able to walk, climb steep terrain, bend, stoop and kneel.

The successful applicant must possess a valid Montana driver’s license, always present a professional appearance and deliver exceptional service to the co-op’s members.  Applicant must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.

The deadline for application for this position is Dec. 16. Application can be made by visiting Fergus Electric Cooperative’s website at www.ferguselectric.com to obtain an application.  Interested candidates are requested to submit a completed Fergus Electric Co-op application, resume and a detailed letter of interest to the General Manager at fergusmgr@ferguselectric.coop