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Safety & Loss Control Instructor

Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association is seeking a full-time safety instructor with passion for safety and ability to travel.  The candidate will administer safety and loss control meetings to electric cooperatives in Montana, as well as parts of Idaho and Wyoming.  Responsible for the development and implementation of safety and training programs while living in Montana where the hunting, fishing and hiking opportunities are endless.

The candidate must be able to plan, write, organize and teach electric distribution subjects, regulatory compliance and office safety to electric cooperative personnel.  Must be a good communicator and have excellent speaking skills to work with both small and large audiences.  Willing to assist, supervise or train at lineman schools and seminars as needed.  Conduct safety audits and accident investigation assistance at electric cooperatives.  Must be able to provide safety and loss control guidance to system employees to maximize a safer work environment, compliance and education, promoting safety culture.

Excellent pay and benefits, including paid vacation leave, sick leave, insurance, pension and 401k match.  To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Lea Potoczny at meca@mtco-ops.com

 

Lineman

Southeast Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SECO) of Ekalaka has an immediate opening for a journeyman or apprentice lineman to work from SECO headquarters in Ekalaka. Along with existing crew, the lineman will be responsible for construction of new power lines and maintenance of existing lines. This position requires working outdoors under a variety of weather conditions and may also require periods of long and irregular hours including overtime and on-call time. The position requires the following:

1. High school diploma or equivalent

2. Valid State of Montana Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

3. Pre-employment drug test

4. Lineman School Certificate by time employment begins

If the hired candidate has not completed a Lineman Apprenticeship Program, they will be required to complete an approved Lineman Apprenticeship Program while employed at SECO.

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 South Main St., Ekalaka, MT

Mail applications to:

Southeast Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Attn. Vicki Fix – Human Resources

P.O. Box 369

Ekalaka, MT 59324-0369

May also email a pdf version to vfix@seecoop.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Southeast Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accountant

Ravalli Electric Co-op, located in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley, is seeking a full-time Accountant to join our team.

The Accountant reports directly to the CFO and performs varied accounting duties, including:

  • Perform daily and month-end accounting functions
  • Execute project based accounting and work order analysis
  • Assigned various account reconciliations
  • Support accounts payable and payroll

Candidates must have a strong work ethic and positive attitude. Educational requirements include a minimum of an accounting degree. Varying combinations of education and experience will be considered.  

Successful applicants will possess a general understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), analitical skills, and the ability to obtain a valid Montana driver’s license.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit our website at www.ravallielectric.com  and submit a completed REC application, resume, letter of interest, and references. We offer a complete benefits package after 90 Days, including medical, dental, vision, and after one year of service matching 401(k) and R&S Plan. Wages are competitive and commensurate with demonstrated skills and aptitude; the position is open until filled.

 

Chief Operating Officer

Grizzly Broadband, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Ravalli County Electric Cooperative (REC), provides reliable internet, computer services and technology solutions headquartered in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley in scenic Hamilton, Montana where four-season outdoor activities are a way of life.  We are actively seeking a full-time Chief Operating Officer (COO) to join the Grizzly Broadband team.  

Essentials For Success:

  • Proven executive leadership skills
  • In-depth understanding of telecommunication technical issues
  • Strong management, customer service, business analysis and related areas
  • Strong business background, business development, and fiscal oversight
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Must live within the vicinity of GBB Headquarters

Desired Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study is preferred
  • Must have eight (8) years of progressive experience in the telecommunications or electrical industry
  • Minimum of five (5) years in electric utility distribution operations, including distribution system construction and maintenance
  • Possess and maintain a valid Montana Driver’s License within 6 months of hire

Benefits:

  •  Medical and vision available after 90 days
  • 401(k) Pension Plan
  • Competitive Salary DOE

To Apply:

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and professional references through Indeed.com, email documents to employment@ravallielectric.com or mail your information to: Grizzly Broadband, LLC, Attn: HR Department, 143 Bell Xing W, Victor, MT 59875. This position is open until filled.  A pre-employment physical, background check, and drug/alcohol test will be conducted.

Grizzly Broadband, L.L.C. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

 

                                                                 

 

Journeyman Lineman Position Open

Wage or Salary:

$49.44 CBA

Park Electric has an opening for a journeyman lineman with 5 years experience. This position is open due to a retirement. Our cooperative’s coverage area lies across 4 counties in Southwest Montana. Work includes new installations, tree trimming, maintenance and troubleshooting on transmission and distribution electrical systems including overhead and underground lines.  The successful applicant must live within 30 minutes of our office located in Livingston Montana. Park County offers lots of outdoor recreation like hunting, fishing, boating, camping, hiking and other outdoor activities, meet the requirements below and want to join a professional hard-working team, please submit your application.  This is a bargaining unit position represented by IBEW #532.

Requirements

  • A high school diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A Journeyman Lineman certification
  • Completion of a formal training program for a Journeyman Lineman
  • Must meet examining board review of skills and experience.
  • Must own, or be able to obtain, a Class A Montana Commercial Driver’s License.
  • Physical demands of the job can be extreme and include but are not limited to coordination, the ability to drive, to sit, to climb poles, steel structures, and ladders. The ability to work at elevations high from the ground in awkward fully extended positions, to crawl, to work in a bent over position, to walk over steep rough terrain carrying 50 or more pounds. Regularly lift 50 pounds, occasionally lift 100 pounds, use tools and controls requiring dexterity and feeling with the hands, hear over the phone/radio and in group settings and adequate vision including close, distance, peripheral and color vision and depth perception for performance of all tasks of the position. The employee must be able to withstand working in hot and severely cold working environments that at times are extremely windy.

A pre-employment physical and drug and alcohol test will be conducted

A field test requiring climbing will be part of the interview process

Additional Information:

Applications are available online at www.parkelectric.coop. Send applications to Matt Grose, Operations Manager, Park Electric, P.O. Box 1119, Livingston, MT 59047; email mgrose@parkelectric.coop phone: 406-222-7778.  This position will remain open until filled.

Wage or Salary:

$49.44 

Benefits per IBEW Agreement

 

Chief Operating Officer

Upper Missouri G. & T. Electric Cooperative, Inc (doing business as Upper Missouri Power Cooperative) was organized in 1957 to serve transmission needs of rural electric cooperatives in eastern Montana and western North Dakota. Today, Upper Missouri provides service to 11 distribution cooperatives, 6 in eastern Montana and 5 in western North Dakota. The 11 Member Systems serve 77,714 meters to farms, ranches, homes, oil, gas, and other industries in 37 counties, representing over 54,762 square miles.

Upper Missouri sources power from two major suppliers, Western Area Power Administration and Basin Electric Power Cooperative. The majority of the power (96%) is sourced from Basin.

The headquarters facility for Upper Missouri is located in Sidney, Montana, which is the county seat of Richland County.  The area ranks at or near the top of all Montana counties in a number of agriculture and other production areas.  It ranks second in oil production in the state and its livestock center is ranked sixth. The area also offers great recreational opportunities to relax in the “great outdoors” with many activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, golf, and boating.

An in-house promotion at the end of 2021, created an opening for a motivated Chief Operating Officer.

We are proud to offer:

  • Competitive wage and benefit package
  • National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (NRECA) Medical, prescription and dental insurance
  • NRECA defined benefit pension plan
  • NRECA 401(k)
  • Life insurance
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave

In this key role within our cooperative, you will work under the direction of the General Manager and regularly provide reports to the Board of Trustees.      You would be responsible for operations and maintenance of facilities, delivery metering, data integrity, regulatory compliance (including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the North American Energy Reliability Corporation (NERC), and the Southwest Power Pool), along with responding to other technical needs of the membership.    

This Chief Operating Officer position shares the responsibility for developing and implementing Upper Missouri’s mission, values, strategic planning and budgets.    If you thrive in providing operational excellence, building relationships, helping members, and advancing Upper Missouri’s mission, this could be a great fit for you!

Qualifications Include:

  • A bachelor’s degree with an engineering or related major is required.   Closely related and progressive job experience may substitute for a portion of the educational requirements.
  • Five to ten years of applicable experience is required:  including, but not limited to, utility operations, engineering, maintenance, rate application and development, power supply, power delivery, and load management.   
  • Experience in NERC compliance, FERC regulations, and presenting complex engineering concepts to non-engineering audiences is highly desired.   
  • Extensive knowledge of electric utility industry, and cooperative principles.   Previous electric cooperative experience is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work some evening or overnight hours for conferences and/or training
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Must pass a federal background check

If you are looking for an opportunity with a cooperative where you will have a direct impact on the success of the enterprise, please email your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jmahowald@uppermo.com by Friday, March 4, 2022.  

Upper Missouri is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Information Technology/Mapping-GIS Tech/Member Service 

Sun River Electric Cooperative in Fairfield MT is accepting applications for the position of Information Technology/Mapping-GIS Tech/Member Service.  
IT responsibilities include overseeing all computer equipment and coordinating with hardware and software companies to ensure all are operating properly.  
Mapping-GIS Tech responsibilities include: Work with NISC (software company) to maintain our mapping system. Implement GIS tools as needed to help support the mapping system.    
 Member Services responsibilities include: Promote Sun River Electric’s objectives and goals through community involvement and marketing strategies.        
Seeking a person who is detail-oriented, enjoys working and communicating with others, and has excellent computers skills. An associate or bachelor degree in Information Technology or other related computer field is preferred.  Must live within 30 minutes response time to Fairfield office. Full benefit package offered; wage based on experience. 
Applications are available online at www.sunriverelectric.coop or call 406-467-2526. Submit application and three letters of reference to Chris Christensen, Manager of Member Services, Sun River Electric Cooperative, PO Box 309, Fairfield MT 59436, or email to
chris22@sunriverelectric.coop.
Deadline: Open until filled.

 

Communication Specialist

Beartooth Electric Cooperative (BEC), a rural electric distribution cooperative, is seeking a qualified candidate to fulfill the Communication Specialist position. This is a great opportunity to join the Beartooth Electric team and live, work and play at the basecamp to the Beartooths!
 
Work Location: Red Lodge, MT
Employment Status: Full-Time 
Drug Test: Required
Background Check: Required
Relocation Benefit: None
Valid Driver's License and satisfactory driving record required. 
 
Summary of job description

  • Coordinate and support BEC communication and marketing engagement efforts with employees and Members, using written and electronic communications. Build positive internal and external awareness of BEC and its products and services and promote Cooperative values in our communities.
  • Coordinate BEC online presence, including website and social media platforms; source and curate content; increase online Member engagement through effective communication of initiatives and programs; remain abreast of the latest technology,    services, and platforms.
  • Write, edit and distribute press releases, articles, Board meeting minutes, and other cooperative communications as  directed.
  • Assist with coordination of the Annual Member Meeting; ensure active participation and positive communication of information;  present information as appropriate; respond to Member concerns and inquiries.

General Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalence certificate in addition to proficiency in corporate communications, typically attained through a bachelor's degree in communications, English, marketing, or graphic design and one or more years of experience or equivalent experience/education.