Wild Rice Electric Position Open

Wild Rice Electric Position Open

January 12, 2022 Job Line 0


Wild Rice Electric is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Operation Technician.  This position will support the operations department.  Provide customer service, answering member inquiries.  Fill in for the Line Superintendent and/or Operations Director when absent and gather, record, analyze and maintain accurate operations data, perform drafting and mapping functions, and perform line staking as assigned.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Performs drafting and mapping functions
  • Assists in design and staking of electric distribution lines
  • Work with staking software
  • Data management
  • Assists in gathering, filing and recording department information, bulletins, catalogs and other information necessary to conduct business of the Line Department.

High school diploma or equivalent required.  Technical school degree or two years of college level courses in technical field required.  A minimum of three years of utility experience may be substituted for some educational requirements. Electrical, design, drafting or surveying background preferred.

Knowledge of personal computer applications including data base, spreadsheets, word processing and computer aided drafting required.  Prefer a general knowledge of electric utility engineering practices, operations and construction.  Must have a general knowledge of standard utility specifications, National Electric Safety Code and the National Electric Code.  Must be able to operate business machines.  Must have an understanding of mathematics to do a variety of calculations for engineering purposes.

Wild Rice Electric is a member owned electric distribution cooperative located in Mahnomen, MN.  The Cooperative manages 4,014 miles of line and serves 16,010 locations in Mahnomen County and portions of the five surrounding counties.  The Cooperative employs 41 awesome employees.  Additional information may be found by visiting WRE’s website at www.wildriceelectric.com.

Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.  Please send cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Wild Rice Electric Cooperative Inc., PO Box 438, Mahnomen MN 56557 or email to jkettner@wildriceelectric.com.  Wild Rice is an equal opportunity provider and employer.