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Plant Accountant
McKenzie Electric Cooperative, Watford City
Want to join a high energy company on the grow?

McKenzie Electric Cooperative (MEC) is presently seeking applicants to fill the position of Plant Accountant. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated and possess a positive attitude along with excellent accounting, organizational and computer skills as well as being an effective communicator. The successful candidate will possess a four year degree with experience in accounting. Prior experience with project oriented cost tracking, large construction work order experience and communicating with large organizations is a plus.

Join an action filled and growing local company that offers an excellent wage and benefit package. Applications are available online at mckenzieelectric.com or at the MEC office located at 908 4th Avenue NE in Watford City, ND. The application and resume can be submitted electronically at tmelby@mckenzieelectric.com or in person. The deadline is April 30, 2014. For questions, please contact Tim Melby at 701-444-9288.

Seasonal Apprentice Lineworker
Verendrye Electric Cooperative, Velva
Submit resume and job application via email to dangk@verendrye.com or mail it to Dan Kudrna at Verendrye Electric Cooperative, Inc, 615 Hwy 52 W, Velva, ND 58790. The job application can be found at www.verendrye.com. Click on “About Us”, then “Employment Opportunities” and job application.

Seasonal Apprentice Lineworker, Velva

Seasonal Apprentice & Apprentice Lineworker
Roughrider Electric Cooperative, Inc., Hazen/Dickinson
Apprentice Lineworker, Dickinson
Seasonal Apprentice, Hazen
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Member Service Representative 1
Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Rushford, Minn.
Tri-County Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Rushford, MN, an electric distribution cooperative with service territory in southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Member Service Representative 1. Career professionals with a team-oriented attitude are encouraged to apply for this position. Click here for full job description.

Manager of Compliance
Upper Missouri G&T Electric Cooperative, Sidney, Mont.
SUMMARY: Ensures Upper Missouri G&T and its participating member cooperatives comply with mandatory North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability standards, regulations, and mandates with its associated transmission system assets, as well as Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) with affected cyber assets.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensures Upper Missouri G&T and its participating member cooperatives comply with mandatory North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability standards, regulations, and mandates with its associated transmission system assets, as well as Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) with affected cyber assets.

Develops forms, processes, policies, procedures, documentation standards, and a documentation database for all constituents to assure compliance. Maintain required documentation that demonstrates compliance and to support compliance audits. Track compliance of reliability standards and notify cooperatives of compliance issues and deadlines.

Works with employer, member cooperatives, power suppliers, engineering firms, vendors, and industry to keep abreast of latest NERC developments, to achieve standard protocols where possible and seek best industry practices.

Works with constituents on annual pre-audits, self-certification, NERC audits, and seeking required information for NERC, SPP, MRO, Basin, WAPA, or other agencies as needed from cooperatives.

Work with Chief Operating Officer, and others, to develop system of archiving and maintaining records for all cooperatives

Ensures new and revised reliability standards under review by NERC, SPP, or other organizations are properly analyzed, disseminated, and brought into the scope of responsibilities for Upper Missouri G&T and its cooperatives.

Represent Upper Missouri G&T on various committees and attend workshops and conferences associated with reliability standards.

Works closely with Chief Operating Officer, to provide reports, updates, progress, and areas of needed attention as needed.

Maintains positive and productive relationships with other employees, board of directors, member systems, associates and vendors.

Other Responsibilities The position description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job responsibilities, duties, and requirements; but to describe the standard level of work being performed. Employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned or as required by the needs of the business. Upper Missouri G & T Electric Cooperative, Inc. retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor degree in engineering, finance, legal, or other relevant critical thinking and analytic field is required. Closely related and progressive job experience may substitute for a portion of the educational requirements. Five years of utility or related experience in operations is preferred. Experience in compliance (NERC) or regulations is highly desired.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Possess strong critical thinking, interpretation, problem solving, and analytical skills. Must be capable of accurately assessing needs and guiding others in determining and developing strategies, programs, and processes, and procedures.

Able to promote the open flow of information by actively soliciting and listening to the ideas of others

Able to develop operating procedures and processes along with additional technical writing

Proven commitment to be discreet, tactful, and timely; and operate judiciously when addressing internal and external needs

Self-directed and proven to meet critical deadlines

Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills at the level required to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the position

Able to operate computers and associated programs, including MS Office programs, at the level required to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the position

Analytical skills with ability to synthesize information to develop a working solution

Other: Valid driver’s license required
Able to travel to all Upper Missouri sites and attend training and meetings out of state as needed
Must pass and maintain NERC security clearance

UPPER MISSOURI G&T ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE: Upper Missouri was organized in 1957 to serve transmission needs of rural electric cooperatives in eastern Montana and western North Dakota. Upper Missouri provides service to ten electric distribution cooperatives, five in eastern Montana and five in western North Dakota. The ten member systems serve nearly 63,000 meters to farms, ranches, homes, and businesses in thirty-three counties, representing over 51,000 square miles.

Upper Missouri sources power from two major suppliers, Western Area Power Administration and Basin Electric Power Cooperative. Over 93% of the power is sourced from Basin.

Today, the Upper Missouri Region has been transformed into a world of oil and gas exploration play. Upper Missouri has seen explosive energy sales and demand growth, now a 772 MW system representing 21 of Basin’s member sales. Upper Missouri is projected to need another 1,200 MW of capacity in the next twelve years.

The headquarters facility for Upper Missouri G&T is located in Sidney, Montana which is the county seat of Richland County. Sidney is also a major shopping center in Eastern Montana. Its exceptional medical facilities add to the areas status as a major retail center. 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 has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation due to the current surge in crude-oil production as companies scramble to attract workers to keep pace with the oil production. 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.

Upper Missouri G&T Electric Cooperative is An Equal Opportunity Employer and offers an excellent retirement plan through NRECA, competitive benefit programs and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications. Anyone interested in this position should contact Jeremy Mahowald. Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2014. Please send an electronic resume, cover letter, minimum of three professional references or letters of recommendation and salary expectations to:

Jeremy Mahowald
Chief Operating Officer
Upper Missouri G&T
111 2nd Ave SW
Sidney, MT 59270
jmahowald@uppermo.com
w (406) 433-4100
m (701) 261-1975

Cable Locator
Roughrider Electric Cooperative, Hazen/Dickinson
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Member Services Coordinator
Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Rushford, Minn.
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Staking Engineer
Roughrider Electric Cooperative, Hazen/Dickinson
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Engineering Staking Technician
Verendrye Electric Cooperative, Velva
Verendrye Electric Cooperative in Velva has an opening for an Engineering Staking Technician. Click here for job description.

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