McLean Electric Cooperative, Inc., Garrison
The Board of Directors of McLean Electric Cooperative, Inc (MEC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of General Manager.
The successful candidate will be a person of high integrity with broad electric utility management experience including such areas as strategic planning, member communications, engineering, RUS system of accounting and board/member relations. The individual will have excellent people and communications skills, proven leadership ability, strong business acumen, “out of the box” thinking, a strong commitment to building and nurturing a healthy team environment and a history of community involvement. Preference will be given to those who have electric cooperative experience and those with previous managerial experience. Must fully endorse the Seven Cooperative Principles. A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field is preferred.
MEC (www.mcleanelectric.com) is a financially sound, member-owned electric distribution cooperative whose mission is to provide its consumer-owners with reliable electricity and responsive service at an affordable price. MEC was formed in 1945 to bring electricity to McLean County North Dakota. McLean County is in west central North Dakota. MEC serves more than 4,000 meters, maintains approximately 1,800 miles of line, and employs 23 full time employees. The Co-op has annual revenues of $14 million with a significantly diversified load profile. MEC has a plant investment of $48 million. It receives its wholesale power from Basin Electric and Central Power Electric Cooperative. MEC is a member of Basin, CPEC, NRECA, CoBank, CFC, NDAREC, Federated, and Touchstone Energy. MEC is also a RUS borrower.
The headquarters for MEC is located in Garrison, population of 1400, and is conveniently located on the North Shore of Lake Sakakawea, halfway between Bismarck and Minot North Dakota. MEC's service territory an Ethanol Plant, agriculture, Tourism and crude oil production. Garrison is pleased to have a hospital, Good school system, full-service grocery, two hotels and a vibrant main street. Recreational activities include fishing, Boating, bird and big game hunting, birding and several local events. MEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers an excellent retirement plan through NRECA, competitive benefit programs and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications. Interested parties should direct their inquiries to Larry Gessele Board President.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) and submit the following electronically: 1) cover letter, 2) a two to three-page resume, and 3) minimum of three professional references or letters of recommendation. Applications must be received by
June 19, 2020. Please ask for a read receipt to ensure your application has been received.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)
High Plains Power, Wyoming
The Board of Directors for High Plains Power has announced that the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be retiring the end of 2020 and the Board is seeking her successor. The incoming CEO will assume leadership of this operationally strong organization.
High Plains Power serves parts of 8 counties in central Wyoming. HPP employs 45 professionals serving over 13,300 meters over 4,863 miles of line. The Cooperative has an annual operating revenue between $75-$80 million and total utility plant of about $123 million. Over 60% of HPP’s sales is from large industrial members, about 28% from residential and the remaining from irrigation, small commercial and seasonal members. High Plains is headquartered in Riverton, Wyoming has district offices in Casper, Dubois and Thermopolis.
Successful candidates must have a minimum of 10 years electric utility experience, preferable with the rural electric program, and at least 5 years of leadership experience in a senior management position. A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field is preferred. Candidates must have broad electric utility management experience and knowledge that includes such areas as operations and safety, finance, strategic planning, team building and member communications. The successful candidate will be a person of integrity and have excellent people and communication skills, proven leadership ability, and a strong commitment to the “Cooperative Principles”.
High Plains Power offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes the NRECA pension plan, 401(k), health, dental, eye insurance, paid vacation and sick leave and more.
Riverton is centrally located in Wyoming. Being located close to the Wind River Mountains it offers many outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. There is a country club golf course as well as a community college with outreach available to the University of Wyoming. In the town of Riverton there are 5 grade schools, one middle school and a high school.
Qualified candidates who wish to be considered should send a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three (3) professional references to Mark Park; email@example.com. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2020.
High Plains Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, color, national origin, religion, disability or status as a protected veteran.
SEASONAL APPRENTICE LINEWORKERS
Nodak Electric Cooperative, Bottineau
Nodak Electric Cooperative will be hiring 3 Seasonal Apprentice Lineworkers.
MEMBER SERVICES / MASTER ELECTRICIAN
Cavalier Rural Electric Cooperative, Langdon
Cavalier Rural Electric Cooperative has an immediate full-time opening for a Member Services/Master Electrician position. Competitive wage with excellent benefit package. Send resume to PO Box 749, Langdon ND 58249. For questions, call 701-256-5511. Open until filled.
Capital Electric Cooperative, Bismarck
Capital Electric Cooperative (CEC) has an opening for a System Engineer within the Engineering Services department. CEC is a progressive, member owned electric cooperative based in Bismarck, North Dakota that offers its employees the opportunity to contribute to the quality of life of our members, communities, and employees. The co-op serves over 20,000 consumers in central North Dakota. CEC strives to serve our community and members as their trusted energy provider and partner through our values of integrity, commitment to community, innovation, and accountability.
The System Engineer position is a key member of the Engineering Services team. The duties and responsibilities for this position will vary based on qualifications and experience of the applicant. Core duties include design, implementation, maintenance and troubleshooting of SCADA system components; technical administration of metering and load control systems; perform electrical studies and calculations to support distribution system expansions; specify, order, and install technical system components; maintain current records including drawings, databases, and electrical models.
Applicants interested in the System Engineer position must have a B.S. in electrical engineering, a minimum of two years of utility or closely related experience, and be proficient with Microsoft Office products. Relevant industry experience may be considered as a substitute for required education. Preferred qualifications include EIT certification, protective device programming and coordination experience, strong aptitude for data analysis, AutoCAD experience, and communication system experience. Experience with electrical distribution construction is a plus. The successful applicant must also display strong oral and written communication skills, possess a good attitude and work ethic, as well as a commitment to excellent customer service.
This position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. A complete job description can be here. A job application can be downloaded at https://capitalelec.com/forms. Qualified applicants should submit (via email preferred) an application, resume, and three references to:
Greg Owen, Manager of Engineering Services
Capital Electric Cooperative, Inc.
P.O. Box 730
Bismarck, ND 58502-0730
Capital Electric is an equal opportunity provider and employer.