Electric co-ops are community-focused organizations that deliver safe, reliable and affordable energy to our consumer-members. Co-ops are unique because we belong to the community we serve, giving us better insight into our consumer-members' needs.
It takes a variety of skills to develop new technologies and infrastructure, keep the electric grid secure and power the lives and economy of our local community. We’re looking for individuals to lead the charge in meeting our community’s energy needs and helping to create a brighter future for all.
Below are current job opportunities:
Clay-Union Electric is accepting applications for an Electrician Foreman. This is a full-time regular position. Clay-Union Electric Corporation is a distribution cooperative that provides power through a 1,200-mile distribution system to 2,700 member/owners throughout most of Clay and Union counties.
Minimum requirements: High school graduate. Graduate of post-secondary Education is preferred. Experience with personal computers and Microsoft Office products is required. The ability to obtain a Class A commercial driver’s license and possess a South Dakota electrical contractors license is required.
Clay-Union offers a competitive salary based on qualifications. We also offer an excellent benefits package which includes health insurance, a defined benefit pension, and 401k contribution.
To apply for this position, visit www.clayunionelectric.coop to download an application. Please submit the application, letter of interest, and three references to email@example.com. Questions can be directed to Mike at the email address or 605-624-2673.
Applications will be accepted until March 21, 2023.
West Central Electric has a full-time Pole Tester/Groundman position open. The position is located in Murdo, S.D., and the applicant must have a class A CDL. Applicant must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and able to use GPS-gathering technology. A job application can be found at www.wce.coop. The application can be mailed to PO Box 17, Murdo SD, 57559 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Scott Kittelson at 605-669-8100 with any questions. The position will remain open until filled. West Central Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This role will assist with the configuration, installation, operation, and maintenance of the Cooperative’s digital mobile radio equipment, Network Terminal Units (NTU), standby power systems, and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. SCADA is a critical system that monitors and controls field devices at remote sites by collecting and processing real-time data. Requirements include an associate degree in electronics, digital communications, SCADA, or a closely related field. A combination of technical training and at least five years of experience in electronics maintenance may be considered. This position includes a residency requirement, and the successful candidate must live within 35 miles of Madison and meet a 40-minute response time for emergency call-in. To learn more about East River, read the full job description and apply, please visit https://eastrivercoop.applicantpro.com/jobs/ . Questions regarding the position can be directed to email@example.com or 605-256-4536. Position open until filled with ongoing review of applications. Initial interviews expected to be scheduled as soon as possible. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Operations Technology Analyst – East River Electric – Madison, SD – We have a great opportunity for IT professionals looking to grow their career! This rewarding technical position installs, operates, and administers virtual and physical Linux and Windows-based OT computer, networking, and security systems used to monitor and control East River’s transmission system. Systems include: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Digital Mobile Radio (DMR), Load Management, and telephone master systems. Requirements include an associate or bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science, electronics, or a related technical field of study. Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office products and Linux operating system is highly desired. Relevant work experience in computer and data communications maintenance is preferred. A combination of education and experience will be considered. Specific job training will be provided. This position includes a residency requirement, and the successful candidate must live within 35 miles of Madison and meet a 40-minute response time for emergency call-in. To learn more about East River, read the full job description and apply, please visit https://eastrivercoop.applicantpro.com/jobs/ . Questions regarding the position can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-256-4536. Applications accepted through April 2, 2023. Resumes will be reviewed as received and initial interviews scheduled as soon as possible. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Administrative Support Specialist – East River Electric – Madison, SD – This position performs a variety of office support services for the organization to help fulfill our mission of enhancing the value of our members. The ideal candidate has experience working in an office environment, exceptional communication skills, and meticulous attention to detail. They must also have the ability to work collaboratively within the team to help deliver business objectives as well as the ability to work with minimal guidance to accurately prepare a variety of documents and reports. Requirements include an associate degree in business or related field and at least two years’ experience in administrative work. Experience in working with numbers and/or supporting an accounting department is preferred. Must be proficient in using Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook and possess excellent communication and personal skills. To learn more about East River, read the full job description and apply, please visit https://eastrivercoop.applicantpro.com/jobs/ . Questions regarding the position can be directed to email@example.com or 605-256-4536. Applications accepted through April 2, 2023. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Northern Electric Cooperative is seeking a Communications Specialist to lead the daily communications and community outreach efforts of the cooperative. The Communications Specialist is responsible for writing and editing content for the co-op’s monthly newsletter, managing the cooperative’s social media presence and website, and organizing and promoting all Northern Electric Cooperative member and community events. Proficiency in standard computer software such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint is essential. Occasional overnight travel and work outside normal office hours may be required. Qualified applicants should be outgoing and self-motivated and have the ability to express ideas clearly in both written and oral communications. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in communications or marketing. Two years of experience in a communications or public relations field is preferred. Experience may be considered in lieu of education. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Applications for Employment are available on the Northern Electric website at www.northernelectric.coop/employment. To be considered, qualified individuals must submit a cover letter, resume and a completed Northern Electric application form to: Char Hager, General Manager, Northern Electric Cooperative Inc., PO Box 457, Bath, SD 57427 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Grand Electric is looking to hire an Assistant Director of Finance position at its headquarters office in Bison, S.D. The successful applicant must have a BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance or related field and a minimum of three years of experience in auditing, finance, or accounting. Preference will be given to Certified Public Accountant applicants. This is a unique experience as the applicant will also assist with the financial and member aspects of a communications Cooperative that provides voice, video, and broadband services, allowing professional growth in three diverse industries. Job duties include assisting the Director of Finance in developing annual budgets, managing financial functions, overseeing the Accounting department, managing strategic planning and prepare numerous regulatory reports for various state and federal government agencies.
This position offers excellent pay, health, vision and dental insurance, multiple life insurances, long and short-term disability programs. In addition to offering a very competitive 401k savings plan, employees are provided a retirement and security program, which is fully funded by the Cooperatives. The Cooperatives are headquartered in the northwest corner of SD, the area offers many outdoor activities including skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing (both summer and ice), rodeoing and many other activities, along with excellent public schools. Interested candidates should send their resume to Tori Kling, Director of Finance, Grand Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 39, Bison, SD 57620. Grand Electric is an equal opportunity employer. This position will remain open until filled.
The Board of Directors at Southeastern Electric Cooperative (Southeastern) is looking for an experienced electric utility leader to join the cooperative as its next CEO. The preferred start date is July 2023. Southeastern’s new leader will replace Brad Schardin, who is retiring after 40 years of service to the cooperative. Southeastern has engaged GreatCo-Ops (www.greatcoops.com) to assist with this search.
Southeastern’s new CEO must be an excellent leader and communicator who is committed to furthering a culture where employees thrive and members receive outstanding service. The cooperative’s next CEO must possess the ability to create a compelling vision that has the support of the board and employees. An unwavering commitment to ethical conduct and safety are a must, as are the team orientation and self-awareness that are hallmarks of good leadership.
The next CEO of Southeastern must have the experience and competencies required to help the cooperative continue to perform well in safety, reliability, operational excellence, and financial soundness. He/she must have the skills required to build productive relationships with Southeastern’s members, power suppliers, statewide association, and other key stakeholders. Southeastern is looking for a leader who can work effectively with the board and cooperative staff to continue to achieve outstanding results.
Application Process and Deadline
Interested individuals who meet the required qualifications must email a cover letter and resume to Monica Beavers, Director of Client Services at GreatCo-Ops, at email@example.com. In addition to discussing
the applicant’s fit for the role, the cover letter must also include the individual’s perspectives on one significant trend in the electric utility industry and how it is likely to affect Southeastern, given the cooperative’s unique characteristics. References will be requested at a later time for applicants who progress through the process. Finalists must be willing to undergo a comprehensive background check. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Central Electric, an electric distribution cooperative located in South Dakota, is accepting applications for (2) Temporary 1,000-hour Utility Workers to work with line crews to construct and maintain electric utility lines. Hourly rate, no benefits. Openings will be at Central Electric’s Mitchell and/or Wessington Springs location with employment beginning in May 2023. Requirements include completion of a power line technical program and a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
To apply for this position, visit our website at https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/centralec/jobs, or call 605-996-7516. Central Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
FEM Electric is accepting résumés for a 1000-hour electrician. This is a seasonal position of 40+ hours a week. Job duties include troubleshooting, installing, and maintaining commercial, residential and farm or ag electrical systems. Electrical Construction and Maintenance School is preferred but not required. All hours worked can be recorded and applied towards the Electrician Apprenticeship program. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. This position will be in Ipswich, South Dakota. Cover letters and résumés can be sent to Rob Vetch, Line Superintendent via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, fax at 605-426-6791 or mailed to FEM Electric, Attn: Rob Vetch, PO Box 468, Ipswich, SD 57451, and will be accepted until the position is filled.
FEM Electric is accepting résumés for a 1000-hour line worker. This is a seasonal position of 40+ hours a week. Job duties include working with other operations employees in the construction and retirement of distribution utility lines. Powerline Construction and Maintenance School is preferred but not required. All hours worked can be recorded and applied towards the Line Worker Apprenticeship program. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’ license. This position will be in Ipswich, South Dakota. Cover letters and résumés can be sent to Rob Vetch, Line Superintendent via email at email@example.com, fax at 605-426-6791 or mailed to FEM Electric, Attn: Rob Vetch, PO Box 468, Ipswich, SD 57451, and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Kingsbury Electric is accepting applications for a full-time certified Journeyman Lineman with an electrical construction maintenance background. Qualified applicants must possess a Commercial Driver’s License. Applications are available online at www.kec-sd.coop or at our office. Please submit all supporting documents to KEC Attn: Evan Buckmiller, Manger; PO Box 126; De Smet, SD 57231; or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until filled. For more information, call 605-854-3522. This institution is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.
H-D Electric is looking for an organized, energetic, welcoming individual to fill the full-time position of Electrician. A Journeyman license is preferred but will consider Apprentices. This position has many responsibilities to include electrical installations, troubleshooting and maintenance within residential, agricultural, and commercial settings and working with utility load management and metering equipment. Outstanding communication, customer service and computer skills are necessary. If you would like to be considered to become an H-D Electric team member and work in a pleasant member-focused environment, apply online at www.h-delectric.coop under Career Opportunities.
For more information contact Tom Lundberg at 605-874-2171 or email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Traverse Electric Cooperative, Inc. is accepting applications for the position of Journeyman Lineworker or a 3rd/4th-year apprentice. Requirements include the successful completion of an accredited lineworker training program and completion of or current enrollment in a four-year Power Lineworker Apprenticeship Program approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor. The successful candidate must possess a strong work ethic, positive attitude, good oral and written skills, and a strong commitment to safety and our members. The successful candidate must have a current Class A CDL driver’s license with a good driving record and live in close proximity to Wheaton, MN to allow for a reasonable response time to emergencies and outages. The candidate will also be on an on-call rotation. Applications are available at www.traverseelectric.com or by request by calling 800-927-5443. The application deadline is March 31, 2023. Traverse Electric is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Requires a post-secondary degree in power line construction and maintenance and a SD Class A CDL. Send cover letter and resume by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Tammy Popham, Codington-Clark Electric Co-op, PO Box 880, Watertown, SD 57201-0880. Phone (605) 886-5848. Applications are accepted only until filled. Codington-Clark Electric is an equal-opportunity employer.
H-D Electric is accepting applications for 1000-hour Line Worker positions (classified as an Electric Helper-Operations). This is
a seasonal position, averaging 40 hours per week. Job duties will include working with other Operations Department
Employees in the construction and retirement of our distribution utility lines. Must be at least 18 years old
and have a valid driver’s license. The positions will be located in Clear Lake, SD. Applications will be accepted
until the position is filled.
Applications can be found on our website www.h-delectric.coop or be picked up at our office, 18240 SD Hwy
15, Clear Lake, SD. Submit your resume and application through our website’s online portal or by mail or email to: H-D
Electric Cooperative, PO Box 1007, Clear Lake, SD, 57226 or email@example.com. For more information contact
Troy Kwasniewski at 605-874-2171. H-D Electric is an equal opportunity employer.
Southeastern is accepting applications for two (2) temporary Utility Assistants to work with line crews constructing and maintaining electric utility distribution voltage lines. Hourly rate. No benefits. Openings will be available at two of our six office locations with employment beginning in May 2023. Graduation from vocational/technical school in power line studies required. Experience in electric utility line construction and maintenance may be substituted for vocational/technical education. Must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or be able to obtain a CDL within 30 days of employment. To obtain an employment application and job description, visit: southeasternelectric.com call John Euchner at 800-333-2859, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until filled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
Lacreek Electric is accepting applications for 1000-hour Linemen. Applicants must be at least 18-years of age and possess a Commercial Driver’s License. Having completed a Line Worker Training program is preferred but not mandatory. Permanent employment may be available after l000 hours but will depend on employee performance. Target start date is April-May or sooner depending on applicant availability. A pre-employment drug test is required.
To apply, pick up an application at our office located at 121 N. Harold St., Martin, S.D., or find it on our website at www.lacreek.com. Applications and resumes with references may be delivered directly to Lacreek Electric at 121 N. Harold St. or mailed to PO Box 220 Martin, SD 57551. They can also be faxed to 605-685-6957, attention Mike or emailed to email@example.com. For more information, call 605-685-6581 (ext. #123). Applications will be accepted until filled. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The Board of Directors of Elkhorn RPPD in Battle Creek, NE seeks a strategic leader with stellar interpersonal communication skills and the want to positively motivate and develop others to become their next CEO due to an upcoming retirement. The ERPPD Board has retained NRECA Executive Search to facilitate the search process.
Elkhorn Rural Public Power District serves consumers in the counties of Madison and Antelope, and portions of Pierce, Holt, Boone, Stanton, Wheeler, and Platte counties. The service area is divided into three subdivisions (Subdivisions I, II, and III). The main office is located in Battle Creek, Nebraska. An operations office is located on east Highway 275 in Neligh, Nebraska.
Experience and Expertise
• Bachelor’s Degree is preferred; an MBA or other advanced degree is a plus
• Education or Experience in Accounting & Finance, Engineering, or Business is preferred
• At least five years of leadership experience is required
• At least three years of electric utility experience is required
• As Nebraska is the only 100% public power state in the nation, a commitment to public power values is critical! We provide an outstanding benefits package that includes a Traditional Pension Plan AND a 401 (k) with Company Match. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. If interested, please apply at https://nreca.applytojob.com/apply/8z4BKgIdnP/Elkhorn-RPPD-Chief-Execut… with the following: 1) Cover letter, 2) resume and 3) contact information (including emails) for three professional references. Applications must be received by March 22, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Leigh Taylor, NRECA Executive Search, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Board of Trustees at Beartooth Electric (BEC) is seeking a results-driven leader with strong interpersonal communication skills and a broad understanding of the operations of a rural distribution cooperative for their next General Manager. The selected candidate will take over in July 2023, upon the retirement of BEC’s current GM. BEC has retained NRECA Executive Search to facilitate the search process.
Experience and Expertise:
- Broad electric utility experience with 6-10 years preferred
- Understanding of power supply issues including renewable energy development
- Knowledge in engineering, business administration, marketing, and member services
- Four- year college degree strongly preferred in any of these areas or a related area: Advanced degree is a plus
- 6-10 years of proven responsible management experience strongly preferred
- Previous GM or CEO experience is strongly preferred but not required
BEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a NRECA 401k pension plan as well as a Homestead Funds 457B deferred compensation plan to their GM. The Cooperative also offers NRECA medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance plans along with PTO availability. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
How to Apply
Interested parties should apply via the following link: https://nreca.applytojob.com/apply/zvau6wtmaq/beartooth-electric-cooper…. Please include 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) contact information (including emails) for three professional references. If you have additional questions, please contact Jean Brandt, NRECA Executive Search, 701-263-2111 or Jean.Brandtemail@example.com. Applications must be received by March 27, 2023. All replies are confidential.