Employment Opportunities

Customer Service Representative/Staff Assistant

Lower Yellowstone Rural Electric Cooperative seeks to fill an immediate opening for a full-time Customer Service Representative/Staff Assistant position in Sidney, MT.
SUMMARY: To create a positive and pleasant working environment while providing courteous and accurate customer service to our members within the guidelines provided by LYREC. This person will also assist the office and operations staff as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee must be able to work effectively on a daily basis with a variety of individuals; must have the ability to remain flexible and adaptable to change; must be able to use office equipment i.e. 10-key adding machine, multi-line telephone system, copy machine, and have a working knowledge of Microsoft products.
Employee must be able to assure the confidentiality and integrity of information, reports, and data processed by the Cooperative.
Employee must have the ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner in the workplace and while representing the cooperative away from the office.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: A High School diploma or general education degree (GED); or six to twelve months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Applicants will need to go to our website at www.lyrec.com and download our employment application. Complete the employment application and submit it along with a cover letter, resume, salary expectations and at least three references to: Lower Yellowstone Rural Electric Cooperative, Attn: Jason Brothen, PO Box 1047, Sidney, MT 59270. Applicant may also email all required documents to jasonb@lyrec.coop. Deadline for applications to be received will be end of day on February 22, 2017

Apprentice/Journeyman Lineman

Mid-Yellowstone Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Hysham, Montana, is accepting applications for the position of Apprentice or Journeyman Lineman.
Responsibilities include construction and maintenance of overhead and underground distribution lines.  Graduation from a vocational/technical power lineman school is required.   Completion of four-year Apprentice Line worker training program must be completed for the Journeyman Lineman position.  A valid Montana CDL is required for this position. 
Qualifications include being certified in climbing and working under supervision in all aspects of the lineman trade.  You will be required to lift up to 100 pounds, work in all weather conditions, and long hours when needed. 
Mid-Yellowstone Electric Cooperative offers an excellent wage and benefit package.  Qualified applicant may pick up an application at our office at 203 Elliott Avenue in Hysham, or the applications may be emailed upon request.
Please send application and resume to Ken Rolandson, Line Superintendent, Mid Yellowstone Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 386, Hysham, MT 59038.  If you have any questions, please contact Ken at (406) 342-5521 or email at kenr@myec.coop.  The position will remain open until February 24, 2017.

Administrative Services Coordinator

Glacier Electric Cooperative is seeking a full-time Administrative Services Coordinator to join our organization headquartered in Cut Bank, MT.  The Administrative Services Coordinator assists the Manager of Finance and Administration in managing   the financial and control activities including consumer and general accounting, financial planning, banking, insurance, and taxes.  This person also has the responsibility for both financial and administrative activities, along with human resource duties.
The Administrative Services Coordinator efficiently and accurately maintains all of the Cooperative’s general files; prepares and completes payroll and all related reporting required; efficiently and accurately enters and processes accounts payable, performs monthly billing process; provides members with a professional and positive customer-service experience when handling inbound telephone traffic, radio calls, and member visits, creating a feeling of good will toward the cooperative; promotes positive member and public relations and provides clerical support as needed.  Coordinates travel and meeting arrangements. 


Must have excellent verbal and written communication; must have a thorough knowledge of basic math and be able to apply it to job responsibilities.  Must be a highly-organized individual who is able to communicate effectively with other employees, members, and the public and exercise good judgment.  Must be able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.  Must be able to operate office equipment effectively: calculators, photocopier, FAX, mailing equipment, computers, etc.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office with an advanced knowledge of Word and Excel.  Must be proficient on the NISC software packages or able to learn.


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is desirable.
A minimum of 2 years of accounting experience is highly desirable.
Human resource experience desirable.


Must be able to sit and use a computer and other office equipment for extended periods of time; able to lift 40 pounds overhead and lift or carry up to 40 pounds.


Must be able to travel and stay overnight away from the Cooperative service area as needed.
Applicants must submit applications to the Cut Bank Job Service and pass the computer literacy, payroll management, and general accounting tests administered by the Job Service.  For a complete job description please visit our website at www.GlacierElectric.com.  This is a staff position that offers an excellent benefits package.

Consumer/Accounting Clerk

Vigilante Electric Cooperative is searching for a dedicated and outgoing individual to provide courteous and efficient customer service.  Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrate teamwork and flexibility and must be able to use business software packages including Microsoft Office Suite.  An equivalent combination of education and experience is desirable. This is a career job with progressive pay and an outstanding benefit package.   The work schedule is Full-time, 40 hrs/wk.   The deadline is February 15, 2017.  Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume directly to Vigilante Electric Cooperative, PO Box 1049, Dillon, MT  59725 or contact Raquel Reno-Morast, 406-683-2327 for more information.                                                       

Journeyman Electrician

As an employer of choice, in Medicine Lake Montana, Sheridan Electric Cooperative offers an excellent wage and benefit package (including defined benefit and 401K retirement plan) that will entice the right employee to our doorsteps.

Sheridan Electric Co-op., Inc. is accepting applications for a journeyman electrician. SEC is a rural electric cooperative located in the NE corner of Montana. SEC serves approximately 4,105 meters, and has 2,600 miles of distribution line and 150 miles of transmission line.

The applicants must have schooling or experience in the electrician or inside wiremen field, and be able to obtain a Montana Commercial Drivers License.

This area supports a continuous supply of work centered around commercial, agriculture and residential applications, so lack of work will not be a problem.

Come join a team of people who wants to make a difference everyday for its membership, and join a family atmosphere.

Please send resume to: Scott Westlund, Sheridan Electric Co-op., Inc., PO box 227, Medicine Lake, MT 59247; or email swestlund@sheridanelectric.coop; or call 406-789-2231


Journeyman Lineman

Big Horn County Electric Cooperative of Hardin, MT, has an opening for a journeyman lineman. Applicants must have or be able to obtain a Montana CDL, have completed a recognized four year apprenticeship program; be proficient in operating digger derricks, bucket trucks, trenchers, underground locating and fault finding equipment; be in physical condition to carry out the work associated with overhead and underground power lines; be willing to work in extreme conditions such as heat, cold, wind, rain, snow, at all hours and be on a rotating “On Call” list;  have experience in rubber gloving, the operation of OCR’s and regulators, underground and overhead distribution lines. Having a positive safety minded attitude and being a “team player” is a must.

The successful applicant will be required to live within 15 minutes driving time of work, take a pre-employment physical and drug test, and be on a 6 month probationary period.

We are a farming/ranching community serving rural residents, including three phase irrigation and pumping loads, an oil field, and some small and large commercial loads in Big Horn County, Montana and a small part of North Central Wyoming.

BHCEC offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits program.

Send resumes to:  Monte Russell, District Supervisor, Big Horn County Electric Cooperative, INC., PO Box 410, Hardin, MT 59034 or mrussell@bhcec.com (406)665-2830.  A company employment application with references will be required along with work history dating back five years.  Position will be open until filled.