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 the current job opportunities in South Dakota and neighboring states:
Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for a 1000-hour lineman. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a Commercial Driver’s License and have completed a certified line worker training program. To apply, pick up an application form at our office located at 1101 E 4th Ave, Milbank, S.D. 57252 or download the form on our website at www.whetstone.coop. Applications may be dropped off at the office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until filled. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Lacreek Electric Association, Inc. is accepting applications for four 1000-hour linemen. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a Commercial Driver’s License and have completed a certified line worker training program. Permanent employment may be available but will depend on employee performance. Target start date is April-May depending on applicant availability. To apply, pick up an application at our office located at 121 N. Harold St., Martin, S.D., or on our website www.lacreek.com. Applications may be delivered directly to Lacreek Electric at 121 N. Harold St., mailed to PO Box 220 Martin, SD 57551, or faxed to 605-685-6957. Applications will be accepted until filled. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Traverse Electric Cooperative, Inc. is accepting applications for the position of facility and staking technician. This is a full-time permanent position. 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. Responsibilities include vehicle and facility maintenance, and line staking. A complete job description is available upon request. Successful candidates must have a current Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and a good driving record. High School diploma or equivalent required. Knowledge of electric transmission and distribution systems and RUS construction specifications preferred. Applications can be found on our website: www.traverseelectric.com, or can be mailed or emailed to interested candidates upon request. Completed application and resume should be directed to Karen Lupkes, Office Manager, PO Box 66, Wheaton, MN 56296 or emailed email@example.com. For more information or to request a complete job description please contact Karen Lupkes at 800-927-5443 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is Feb. 14, 2022. EOE
Southeastern is accepting applications for four temporary utility assistants. The positions are available in our Marion, Salem, Sioux Falls and Viborg locations. Southeastern has been experiencing rapid growth in its electric system for many years, especially in the Sioux Falls metro area. While not guaranteed, it is possible that the utility assistant positions could be extended for an additional 1,000 hours in order to serve this growth. Primary duties include working with other operations department employees to construct, maintain, and retire electrical distribution facilities. Hourly rate. No benefits. The utility assistant is a 1,000-hour position that generally begins in May. 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 www.southeasternelectric.com, call John Euchner at 800-333-2859 or email email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until positions are 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.
The Board of Directors for Cam Wal Electric Cooperative (Cam Wal) is seeking an experienced individual to replace the retiring general manager. This executive leadership role works collaboratively with the board of directors and staff to develop and lead the strategic vision for the cooperative. The successful candidate will have the ability to take a broad scale, long-term planning approach to understand the challenges facing the cooperative while focusing on the needs of the member-owners. Candidates should have proven leadership, communication, management and technological skills necessary to meet the challenges of the future. A strong commitment to serving the member-owners and the ability to work effectively with the 9-member elected board of directors and while providing positive leadership to the employees is required. Cooperative experience and demonstrated commitment to the cooperative values is preferred. Key requirements include solid knowledge of electric utility operations with a degree in an appropriate field of study. Progressively responsible experience with an electric cooperative is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Must have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and engage the board of directors, workforce, member-owners, and others in developing and carrying out strategic initiatives. Cam Wal offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and an excellent benefits package. To read the full job description and apply, please visit https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/CamWalElectricCoop/jobs. Questions regarding the position can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or (605) 256-8001. Visit our website at https://cwec.coop/. Applications accepted through Feb. 15, 2022. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Sioux Valley Energy is hiring for an Economic Development and Community Relations Executive to join our team. This new position will be responsible for the Administration of economic and community development programming aimed at assisting area communities with physical, social and economic opportunities and initiatives. Assistance and collaboration on business growth and expansion, workforce development, leadership training, housing, placemaking, and asset planning initiatives. The successful candidate would help develop and enhance community partnerships through the coordination of cooperative resources. Candidate must be able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with regional, state, and national economic development organizations, local government, and civic organizations. Must be experienced with organizing, leading, motivating, connecting and building consensus with a diverse set of stakeholders. Degree in economics and community development, public administration, business, or a related field preferred. Competitive wages and excellent benefits including retirement pension, matching 401k, paid medical insurance and more. Apply by completing our online application at www.siouxvalleyenergy.com. Or contact us at 1-800-234-1960. Applications will be accepted until filled. First selections reviewed Feb. 7, 2022. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/DISABLED/VETERAN
Dakota Energy Cooperative is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Manager of Operations. The best candidates will have demonstrated industry knowledge with leadership ability to continue a culture of trust and respect in the operations department team and with the membership. Key responsibilities include ensuring appropriate staffing, training, and development of the electric operations workforce to provide for the safe and reliable delivery of electricity to the membership; developing and monitoring department’s annual budget, overseeing the operation, construction and maintenance of electric distribution facilities in conformity with established standards and best practices; developing and promoting the required adherence to all established safety rules, regulations and practice and encouraging member support, understanding and acceptance of the electric operations activities as they pertain to our membership. Dakota Energy Cooperative is a not-for-profit electric distribution, member-owned cooperative headquartered in Huron, South Dakota. The Cooperative has twenty-five employees, serves seven counties, 2,221 member/consumers/3,614 meters, through 11 substations, 1,382 miles of OH and 1,148 miles of UG lines. Located in east-central South Dakota in the heart of the state’s Glacial Lakes and Prairie’s region, Huron rests along the beautiful James River in an area steeped in natural history. With an estimated population (US Census Bureau in 2013) of 13,097, Huron offers residents and visitors alike the charm and welcoming comfort of a small town while still providing all the amenities and attractions of a much larger city. Dakota Energy Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401K, retirement pension, paid time off and holidays and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications. To apply, email your cover letter and resume as a PDF to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 31, 2022.
Rushmore Electric Power Cooperative is seeking an electrical engineer with a power emphasis who will assist in delivering engineering services to our member cooperatives. The job could entail distribution and transmission line staking and design, substation design, system planning, system sectionalizing and inspection of new construction. A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an ABET-accredited curriculum is required. Additional requirements for this position include but are not limited to: sound knowledge of electrical engineering fundamentals with the ability to apply them to real-world applications; strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Suite; strong work ethic and organizational skills; and ability to work both independently and in a team. Some overnight travel maybe required. Candidate must have legal authorization to work in the U.S. without the need for sponsorship. Preferred qualifications are as follows: 2+ years of experience in electrical engineering for medium power distribution systems; successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) preferred; ability to obtain a professional engineer (PE) license; working knowledge of codes, standards, laws and regulations applicable to the power industry; and AutoCAD skills. Salary range is $75,000-$110,000. Rushmore Electric offers a generous benefits package including medical insurance, 401K, retirement pension, paid time off, sick leave and holidays. To apply for this position, please email resume PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for a fulltime lineworker at our facility in Milnor, N.D. This position assists in constructing, operating, and maintaining underground and overhead electrical distribution systems. Closing date for this position is Feb. 1, 2022. For a full job description with required and preferred qualifications, and to fill out an application, please visit www.dakotavalley.com. Send completed application and cover letter to email@example.com or mail to: Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative, Attn: Brad Lunneborg, Operations Manager, 14051 Highway 13, Milnor, ND 58060.