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:
Southeastern Electric Cooperative, in the Sioux Falls, S.D., area, is looking for an engineer. This position is responsible for the design of overhead and underground line extension. Responsibilities include but are not limited to; Assisting in the design and development of distribution line projects for commercial and residential electric services; Assisting in the preparation of easements, contracts, plans, and specifications of distribution line projects; Preparing plans following studies regarding voltage profile improvement, phase balancing, power factor correction, system capacity, protection device coordination, and system protection; Analyzing electrical data from a variety of sources and recommending necessary changes to produce the most effective electrical distribution system possible; And assisting with maintaining/updating engineering and construction records.
Successful candidates should have a bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university with degree in engineering. Emphasis in power engineering preferred. Mechanical, industrial, or civil may be considered with appropriate experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidate should have knowledge of electrical distribution system operations, system layout, NESC, RUS construction units and safe working practices. Valid South Dakota driver’s license is required. Southeastern offers:
- Competitive pay
- Medical, Life, LTD, STD, Retirement Plan, 401k Plan and AFLAC
- Employer HSA/HRA contributions
- Wellness Program incentives
- Vacation, sick time and holidays
Southeastern belongs to an alliance of more than 750 Touchstone Energy cooperatives in 46 states. Touchstone Energy provides a unified face for the small businesses that own and service rural America’s 2.5 million miles of power line. By working jointly, this network of small co-ops generate services that would normally require the resources of a national corporation. Touchstone Energy co-ops are owned by the members they serve and are committed to providing reliable electricity at the lowest price possible. In short, co-ops “look out” for the members they serve. The Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Cooperative will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. To view a full job description and apply, please go to: https://jobs.ourcareerpages.com/job/695050?source=SDREA
Are you passionate about being a part of a team that makes a difference? Then Sioux Valley Energy has a challenging career opportunity for you at our Colman, SD service center! This full-time Dispatcher position is a critical part of our team that must communicate effectively when dispatching crews, creating service orders, receiving and routing phone calls, and documenting outages. If you have previous experience in customer service, emergency call center, or utility operations, we want to hear from you. Work hours are a 5–6 week rotation with a combination of 6 a.m.-6 p.m. day shifts, 6 p.m.-6 a.m. overnight shifts, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or 11 a.m.-7 p.m. day shifts and up to 16 days off. We offer a competitive wage with an excellent benefit package. Applications accepted on-line at www.siouxvalleyenergy.com until August 10, 2022. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER MINORITY/M/F/DISABLED/VETERAN/SEXUAL ORIENTATION/GENDER IDENTITY.
We are seeking a full-time apprentice or journeyman RTU/Automation Technician. This rewarding technical position implements and maintains some of the latest technology utilizing digital equipment, fiber optic networks and wireless communications to monitor, measure, and control the power system and related substation equipment. Key qualifications include a certificate, diploma or associate degree in electrical utilities and substation technology, automation controls, powerline, telecommunications, or a related technical field of study. Relevant work experience in the electric utility industry is preferred. A combination of education and experience will be considered. Must possess a CDL or have the ability to obtain one within three months. Qualified applicants will be proficient with Microsoft Office products, OEM software, and in-house computer applications. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to develop positive working relationships. 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 605-256-8001. The position is open until filled with interviews expected to begin during the week of August 8. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Dakota Energy Cooperative has an opening for a controller in the Huron, South Dakota office. Benefits includes medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, PTO, holiday, and retirement benefits. Position is responsible for overall direction and accuracy of the accounting and purchasing of the cooperative. Candidate will be highly organized and possess excellent problem solving and analytical skills. Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s or associate degree in accounting or finance. Proficient in Microsoft Office and previous electric utility experience is preferred but not required. Applications can be downloaded at www.dakotaenergy.coop. Applications and resumes must be submitted to email@example.com. This position will remain open until filled. DEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The South Dakota Rural Electric Association (SDREA) Board of Directors is looking for their next GM and is working with NRECA Executive Search on this search. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, self-starter that is skilled at building relationships, both internally and externally with strong interpersonal communication skills. SDREA’s next leader will need to be forward thinking with a focus on the association’s membership. SDREA is devoted to unifying, promoting and protecting the interests of its member electric cooperatives in South Dakota by providing leadership, training, communications and legislative representation. This position works closely with SDREA’s 8 employees to provide value to the association’s 28 distribution cooperative members and 3 generation and transmission cooperative members. Our member cooperatives serve over 325,000 South Dakotans with 65,000 miles of line. In addition to the above, key qualifications for the next SDREA General Manager include:
- Demonstrated leadership and management skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Relationship and team-building skills
- Ability and want to develop employees
- Safety focus
- Power supply understanding
- Appreciation of the Cooperative Model and values
Other experience and expertise:
- Bachelor’s degree is preferred or equivalent combination of education, training and experience; an advanced degree such as an MBA, is a plus
- Completion of NRECA’s Management Internship Program is preferred
- Education or experience in Accounting & Finance; Business Administration or Marketing/Member Services is preferred
- 5-10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience preferred
- CEO experience preferred but not required
SDREA is located in Pierre, South Dakota, a picturesque city with tree lined streets, parks and a historic downtown. Founded in 1880, Pierre and the surrounding area is one of South Dakota’s premier outdoor activity destinations for both hunting and fishing. SDREA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a generous NRECA defined benefit pension plan, in addition to a 401k savings plan. SDREA also has excellent medical, dental and vision insurance plans along with a generous vacation package. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested parties should apply with 1) Cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) contact information for 3 professional references at https://nreca.applytojob.com/apply/kWkLP28l2p/South-Dakota-Rural-Electric-Association-General-Manager. If you have any questions, please contact Jean Brandt, NRECA Executive Search, Jean.Brandt-Contractor@nreca.coop. All replies are confidential.
Requires post-secondary degree in power line construction & 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 accepted only until filled. Codington-Clark Electric is an equal opportunity employer.
High Plains Power has an immediate opening for a qualified Journeyman Lineman, in our Riverton, Wyoming district office. If you are looking for a long-term career with upward mobility, and you love the cooperative model, then High Plains Power may be the place for you. We offer a competitive wage and an excellent benefit package including 401k, Retirement, and PTO time. High Plains Power has 50 employees, 53 substations, and more than 4,800 miles of transmission, overhead, and underground lines that serve approximately 13,000 meters. Headquartered in Riverton, High Plains Power covers approximately 12,000 square miles and has a diversified load serving large commercial, irrigation and residential accounts. Riverton is a beautiful town located in central Wyoming and nestled near several mountain ranges providing countless opportunities for outdoor activities. Known as the Rendezvous City, Riverton is home to the 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous, Hot Air Balloon Rally, mountain biking, rodeos, historic trails, state parks, wildlife, scenic by-ways, and spectacular scenery.
The candidate must have completed an accredited 8000-hour apprenticeship and have a valid journeyman lineman certificate. Requirements include a minimum of 4 years' line experience in OH/UG electric distribution including all phases of line construction, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Knowledge of the RUS construction specifications and the National Electrical Safety Code would be a plus. Valid Class A CDL with excellent driving record required. Applicant must also pass pre-employment physical, background check and drug screen. Journeyman-only please apply. We are not accepting apprentice applications at this time. Candidates must complete an application for employment and attach a resume; resumes will not be accepted as an application. Applications may be obtained on our website: www.highplainspower.org. All applications should be directed to: Angela Wallace, Human Resources, via mail at 1775 E Monroe, Riverton, WY 82501, fax 307-856-4207, or email email@example.com. Position will be open until August 15, 2022. High Plains Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer.