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 is a list of current job opportunities in South Dakota and neighboring states (North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming):
This full-time role performs construction, maintenance and operating activities on energized or de-energized overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission systems. Requirements include a Class A Commercial Drivers License & Medical DOT certification. Candidate should be a graduate of an approved line worker training school, with documented journeyman line worker certification and a minimum five years of line worker experience. Candidate must have physical capability to perform electrical line maintenance & construction duties, and be willing to meet physical examination and drug testing requirements. Interested applicants should visit https://www.verendrye.com/content/employment-opportunities to fill out an application. The completed application, along with a resume, can be submitted directly via e-mail to email@example.com, printed out and mailed to 615 Highway 52 West Velva, ND 58790 or dropped off directly at the Velva office.
This engineering role will perform and oversee electric transmission line design for new and modifications to the cooperative’s transmission lines. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Experience in project engineering a plus. 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. Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran.
Sioux Valley Energy is accepting applications for two (2) full-time summer temporary apprentice line work helpers this season. Will work with the line crews to construct and maintain electric utility lines. Hourly rate. No benefits. Graduation from vocational/technical school in power line studies required. Must be at least 18 years. Must be able to obtain a CDL. Work available at our Brandon and Colman service centers. Apply by completing on-line application at www.siouxvalleyenergy.com. Or contact us at 1-800-234-1960. Applications will be accepted until March 22, 2021. EOE M/F/Disabled/Veteran.
Charles Mix is accepting applications for two temporary linemen positions out of the Lake Andes office. They will help assist with the line crews constructing and maintain distribution lines. These positions require a degree or diploma in the power line industries, Class A CDL and First Aid/CPR training. This will be a seasonal position with no benefits. Hourly rate based on experience. This will be 40 hours a week plus some overtime. Send cover letter and resume by email to Loeffler@cme.coop or mail to Charles Mix Electric, Attn: Chad, PO Box 10, Lake Andes, SD 57356. We will be accepting until March 19, 2021.
Requires post-secondary degree in power line construction & maintenance and a SD Class A CDL. Send cover letter and resume by e-mail to email@example.com. Contact Tammy Popham, Codington-Clark Electric Co-op, PO Box 880, Watertown, SD 57201-0880. Phone (605) 886-5848. Applications accepted only until filled. EOE.
H-D Electric Cooperative is looking for an organized, energetic, welcoming individual with the desire to help others to fill the full-time position of Receptionist/Cashier. Outstanding communication and customer service skills are necessary. This position has many responsibilities some include in person and over the phone customer service, administrative duties, cashiering payments, organizing newsletters and communications, and assisting in member rebate programs. No two days will be the same. Skills in marketing or working with social media platforms is a plus. The minimum educational requirement is a high school diploma or equivalent with an associate degree or higher preferred. Computer skills with Microsoft Office products required and PC based accounting software experience a plus. Wage commensurate with experience and qualifications. H-D Electric offers an excellent benefits package. If you would like to be considered to become an H-D Electric team member and work in a pleasant member-focused environment, submit a resume along with an H-D Electric application form, which can be downloaded at www.h-delectric.coop, to:
H-D Electric Cooperative, Inc., Attn: Annie Aberle, Finance & Adm. Manager, P.O. Box 1007, Clear Lake, SD, 57226-1007 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position opened until filled. EOE.
Traverse Electric Cooperative, Inc. located in Wheaton, Minn., is looking for a full-time permanent Journeyworker (Journeyman) Electrician licensed in M.N. and/or S.D., or a 3rd/4th year electrician apprentice. A two year associate degree or certificate in an electrical program required. The individual must be hardworking, dependable, and motivated. For a job application and job description please visit www.traverseelectric.com under employment opportunities. To request an application or job description please call 800-927-5443 or email your request to email@example.com. Completed applications can be mailed to Traverse Electric Cooperative, Inc., Attn: Karen Lupkes, PO Box 66, Wheaton, MN 56296 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position open until filled. EOE.
H-D Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for two 1000-hour Apprentice Line Worker positions (classified as an Electric Helper-Operations). This is a seasonal position, average 40 hours per week. Job duties will include helping line workers with construction and retirement of our distribution utility lines. Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license. Applications will be accepted until March 19, 2021. The positions will be located in Clear Lake, S.D. Applications can be found on our website www.h-delectric.coop or be picked up at our office, 18240 SD Hwy 15, Clear Lake, S.D. Submit resume & application by mail or email to: H-D Electric Cooperative, PO Box 1007, Clear Lake, SD, 57226 or email@example.com. H-D Electric is an equal opportunity employer.
WREA has opening for a Marketing Intern at its Rapid City location for the summer months, up to 500 hours. Please find the job description and application on our website: www.westriver.coop. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2021. Please return applications by submitting online or, if printed, send to: WREA, PO Box 412, Wall, SD 57790, drop off at the Rapid City office or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information contact Robert Raker at (605)393-1500.
This field engineering role leads the energization and commissioning of substations to ensure that all electrical and mechanical equipment operate as intended and safety standards are met. The ideal candidate will have experience or training in electrical control circuits and electronic equipment. Requirements include a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. 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 605-256-8001. Applications accepted until March 5, 2021, with interviews to begin mid-March. EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran.
We are seeking two temporary apprentice power linemen to work with our transmission line construction crew. Each temporary position is eligible to work up to 1000 hours with one full-time position available, depending on employee performance. This temporary job role will work a 4/10 schedule Monday through Thursday and requires extensive out-of-town travel. Requirements include completion of a power line technical program and a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL). To learn more about East River, read the full job description and apply, please visit https://eastrivercoop.applicantpro.com/jobs/ or 605-256-8001. Applications accepted until March 8, 2021, with interviews to begin mid-March. EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran.
Sioux Valley Energy is seeking an Assistant Chief Financial Officer to join our team. This position reports to the CFO. Responsibilities include assisting with the planning and directing the activities of the Finance and Accounting Department for the electric cooperative. This position is intended to transition into a CFO role and assume those responsibilities as part of the Cooperative’s succession plan. No definite timeline has been set for that transition and would also depend on the performance within this position. Candidate must have a thorough working knowledge of accounting principles, financial and cash management, capital planning and investment, budgeting and forecasting, insurance and risk management, as well as strong leadership, communication, and analytical skills.
Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or comparable field with emphasis on accounting is required. Candidate will have a minimum of eight years experience in a financial and accounting position, preferably with a consumer-owned or publicly-held utility system. Competitive wages and excellent benefits including retirement pension, matching 401k, paid medical insurance and more. Apply by completing our on-line application at www.siouxvalleyenergy.com. Or contact us at 1-800-234-1960. Applications will be accepted until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veteran.
Sioux Valley Energy is seeking a full-time Dispatcher to join our team at the Colman, S.D., service center. Responsibilities include dispatching crews, creating service orders, receiving, and routing telephone calls, and documenting outages. One-year experience in customer service, emergency call center, or utility operation required. Technical degree or associate degree in communications or related field strongly preferred. Work hours will be a five-week rotating shift which includes seven 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. day shifts, seven 6 p.m. - 6 a.m. shifts, five 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. day shifts and 16 days off. Competitive wages and excellent benefits including retirement pension, matching 401k, paid medical insurance and more. Apply by completing an on-line application at http://www.siouxvalleyenergy.com. Applications will be accepted until March 7, 2021. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veteran
Southeastern is accepting applications for four (4) temporary Utility Assistants to work with line crews constructing and maintaining electric utility distribution voltage lines. Hourly rate. No benefits. Openings are available at four of our six office locations with employment beginning in May 2021. 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 McDonald at 800-333-2859 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until April 2, 2021. 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.
Butte Electric is accepting apprentice lineman applications at this time. This position is responsible for the operations, maintenance and construction of the overhead and underground lines. This includes operating, maintaining, and patrolling high voltage overhead and underground transmission and distribution lines, both energized and de-energized, during and after normal working hours. Some physical skill is required. The position requires the ability to climb poles, lift heavy objects, and operate heavy equipment. A valid South Dakota commercial driver's license is required. Candidates should have knowledge of REA Line Construction Specifications and National Electric Safety Code standards, and be skilled in operating line vehicles, bucket and digger trucks, and electronic measuring and line devices. High School education or equivalent required. Electrical and other applicable formal education preferred. To apply, send resume to Brett Fosheim at PO Box 137 Newell, SD 57760.
Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange, the leading provider of property and casualty insurance for rural electric cooperatives in 42 states, is currently searching for a full-time Safety and Loss Prevention Consultant. This individual will be responsible for North and South Dakota. The position's responsibilities are as follows: Conduct loss prevention assessments and prepare written recommendations for insured and assigned systems. Provide training to field staff. Provide training to insured systems and to employees of assigned systems. Develop safety and loss prevention programs as appropriate. A minimum of 5 years of experience in a journeyman lineman/operations position in an electric utility is required. Electric utility safety experience is a plus. A bachelor degree in safety management, loss prevention, or risk control or equivalent is also a plus. Interested candidates can find more position details and apply online at https://careers.electric.coop/jobs/14314908/safety-and-loss-prevention-consultant. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Bill Birkeness at email@example.com
Rushmore Electric Power Cooperative is seeking a qualified person to perform a variety of network and server related projects. Position involves work at the Rapid City office and remote locations throughout Western SD. Limited overnight travel may be required. Prospective candidates must have appropriate technical training, college training or experience in networking field. Successful applicant must have a valid driver's license and capable of light physical labor. Experience in TCP/IP, firewalls, routers, switches, wireless, VoIP phones, and virtual machines. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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, SD 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.
High Plains Power has an immediate opening for a qualified Journeyman Lineman, in our Thermopolis, Wyoming district office. Thermopolis is a beautiful town located in the foothills of the Owl Creek Mountains in central Wyoming and offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities. 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 vacation/sick time.
The candidate must have completed an accredited 8000 hour apprenticeship and have a valid journeyman lineman certificate. Requirements include a minimum of four 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 P.O. Box 713, Riverton, WY 82501, fax 307-856-4207, or email email@example.com. Position open until March 31, 2021. High Plains Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Seeking an electrician with a South Dakota, Class A or B electrical contractor’s license. This position works with all levels of staff in determining needs, organizing and following through with project requirements. The role performs basic equipment installation, electrical feeds and service connections, generators, bidding, etc. Email application and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to PO Box 126, De Smet SD, 57231.
The position requires a BSEE degree from an accredited university and a Montana PE license or the ability to acquire the MT PE license within six months. Supervisory experience in excess of three years is required. Knowledge of Aclara TWACS metering, Futura mapping and NISC and Milsoft software is also strongly preferred. Thorough knowledge of current NESC requirements and RUS 12.47kV, 24.9kV and 69kV Standards and construction practices is required. Position is a part of the senior staff and reports directly to the General Manager. Pay is based on experience. Please contact Rollie Miller, General Manager, at (406) 683-2327 for questions or a complete job description. Submittals for the position will be accepted until the position is filled and can be emailed to Rollie@vec.coop. VEC is an equal opportunity employer.
This position will develop, design, write and deliver job training and safety class sessions as required and assist in the development of additional training activities for the Nebraska Rural Electric Association, Nebraska Municipalities and other participating electric utility organizations as assigned by the Dean and the JT&S Coordinator. This position will further collaborate with industry leaders to schedule, travel to, and deliver the class sessions in a timely fashion at numerous locations. Class sessions may entail a non-traditional schedule, travel, overnights, and the potential of more than a 40-hour work week. The position requires the maintenance of accurate documentation of training, courses offered, and the submittal of required reports. This position will primarily maintain training responsibility for electrical utility organizations within Region III, consisting of the western third of the State of Nebraska including Cherry County south to Red Willow County and west to the Nebraska border. This position will also be responsible for conducting training at sites in Eastern Wyoming. The trainer must reside within or near the Region III training area. Bachelor’s degree or an Associate degree in the field with five years of work experience required. Requires extensive background in electrical safety and regulatory issues as it relates to high voltage rural electric work practices. Ability to develop and use effective organization and work procedures. Experience in education/training is desired. High Voltage Utility Worker background required. Selected candidates will have to conduct a 10-15 minutes presentation or lecture as part of the interview process. To apply, visit https://northeast.peopleadmin.com/postings/4071.
This position will develop, design, write and deliver job training and safety class sessions as required and assist in the development of additional training activities for the Nebraska Rural Electric Association, Nebraska Municipalities and other participating electric utility organizations as assigned by the Dean and the JT&S Coordinator. This position will further collaborate with industry leaders to schedule, travel to, and deliver the class sessions in a timely fashion at numerous locations. Class sessions may entail a non-traditional schedule, travel, overnights, and the potential of more than a 40-hour work week. The position requires the maintenance of accurate documentation of training, courses offered, and the submittal of required reports. This position will primarily maintain training responsibility for electrical utility organizations within Region II, consisting of the central third of the State of Nebraska. The trainer must reside within or near the Region II training area. The trainer must reside within or near the Region III training area. Bachelor’s degree or an Associate degree in the field with five years of work experience required. Requires extensive background in electrical safety and regulatory issues as it relates to high voltage rural electric work practices. Ability to develop and use effective organization and work procedures. Experience in education/training is desired. High Voltage Utility Worker background required. Selected candidates will have to conduct a 10-15 minutes presentation or lecture as part of the interview process. To apply, visit https://northeast.peopleadmin.com/postings/4118.