Excellent Opportunity! If you are looking for challenging work, the opportunity to grow, and to improve your quality of life, then we are looking for you! Midstate Electric Cooperative is a rural electric distribution cooperative located in La Pine, Oregon. Our welcoming and affordable community is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, surrounded by open meadows, lakes, and rivers making it the ideal place to find work-life balance.
This position has full responsibility for all operational activities of the cooperative, including construction, the line crews, substation department, meter department, engineering, dispatch, and warehouse functions. Operational duties include developing programs, directing training and safety programs, overseeing equipment/supply/material purchases, and developing budgets.
Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Management, Engineering or Business Administration and five years’ experience in an upper management operations position, or a minimum of 10 years’ experience in upper management/supervisory operations position in the distribution electric utility industry. Must be proficient in Microsoft products, have knowledge of utility databases, SCADA, outage management and GIS/mapping software. Candidates should have broad experience in management, supervision, utility planning and economic development.
Must demonstrate strong initiative, a commitment to member service and the ability to meet deadlines. Good communications and people skills, involved in the community, proactive, creative, well-organized, neat, self-starter, highly motivated and able to work under high demand situations. Qualifications must include a positive attitude, problem-solving skills, and broad electric utility knowledge. Must reside within 20-mile radius of reporting facility. This is a Management position reporting to the General Manager. Salary/Exempt.
SUBMIT COVER LETTER WITH RESUMES TO:
Midstate Electric Cooperative, Inc.
PO Box 127
La Pine, OR 97739
NO TELEPHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED
Position is open until filled. EEOE.
Must have minimum of ten years upper management/supervisory electric utility operations experience, or five years upper management electric utility operations experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Engineering or Business Administration.
Responsible to maintain RMI (responsible managing individual) designation for Midstate’s Oregon Contractor’s License when applicable.
Must demonstrate a strong commitment to the co-op mission statement and maintaining an attitude of providing excellent member service within the department.
Must demonstrate strong initiative, strong work ethics, good attitude, proactive, creative, well-organized, self-starter, highly motivated, and ability to work under high demand situations.
Qualifications and skills include, broad experience, industry knowledge, strong communication skills, ability to problem solve, ability to meet commitments and deadlines, promote a safety culture, ability to create a team player environment and ability to establish inter-personal relationships.
Must have the ability to work effectively and communicate clearly with consumer/members, employees, vendors, and the general public.
Must be proficient in Microsoft products, and have knowledge of utility databases, SCADA, outage management and GIS/mapping software. Must have the aptitude to learn new programs and acquire new skills as the cooperative transitions to new software systems and processes.
Maintains a strict level of confidentiality and professionalism.
Physical requirements for this position are outlined on the Physical Job Analysis which is an attachment to this document.
Possess or have the ability to obtain an Oregon Driver’s License.
Regular, predictable attendance is expected.
Must reside within 20-mile radius of reporting facility and available via phone.
About Midstate Electric Cooperative
Midstate Electric is a rural electric distribution cooperative. Its primary mission is to provide electric service to its member/owners in the Central Oregon area. MEC territory covers 5,600 square miles and provides electric service to four counties and just over 19,000 members. Midstate is very involved in the communities it serves and supports local businesses and promotes economic development.