Farmers Electric Cooperative has an immediate opening for a team-oriented person who would enjoy working as part of a Dispatch team, in an automated environment, offering 24-hour dispatch service to our members while meeting the challenges of a large, growing electric cooperative.
Responsibilities include working in emergency situations with speed and accuracy, dispatching utility crews to service calls, repairs and irregularities, monitoring radio communications for Dispatch response, maintaining outage records and various logs, as well as performing customer service, data entry and switchboard functions. Work hours vary depending on need and includes overtime, holidays, and weekends.
Qualified applicants should have a high school diploma or equivalent, strong PC skills including spreadsheet and word processing software, ability to work calmly and effectively in crisis situations, work well with the general public, possess strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and be able to work in varying work shifts and overtime. Previous electric utility experience and being bilingual (English/Spanish) is highly preferred, but not required.
ABOUT FARMERS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
Formed in 1937 to bring electricity to the rural areas of Northeast Texas, we are a rapidly growing electric cooperative that provides a safe, reliable, and affordable power supply along with consistently good service to more than 55,000 co-op members in the fast-growing region spanning 12 counties. More than an electric power utility, we're an electric cooperative. We are a community-based organization that is locally owned and operated. Our members have a voice in our policies and practices. With careful management of resources, dedicated employees, and strategic planning, we’ve managed to keep our electricity prices low and our service reliability high.
Our employees are our neighbors and yours, working to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. We’re always on the lookout for more talent. Besides a great job with a powerful purpose, working for us allows our employees to work for a company that puts the needs of its members and the community first. We believe that our electric cooperative is a great place to work and we’re confident that you will too.
About Farmers Electric Cooperative
Farmers Electric Cooperative is not just an electric utility—it's an electric cooperative. Our member-owners have a voice in the policies and practices of our business. Unlike some electric companies, Farmers EC is a non-profit organization that is locally owned and operated. Our employees are our neighbors and yours, working to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. Formed in 1937 to bring electricity to the rural areas of Northeast Texas, today we serve more than 68,000 homes and businesses in the fast-growing region spanning Dallas, Collin, Rockwall, Hunt, Kaufman, Rains, Hopkins, Delta, Franklin, Fannin, Van Zandt, and Wood counties in Texas. We continually strive to be recognized as an exceptional cooperative by our members, employees, and communities, and to exceed expectations for quality and services. With careful management of resources, dedicated employees, and strategic planning, we've managed to keep our electricity prices low and our service reliability high.