Excellent Opportunity!

If you’re looking for challenging work, the opportunity to grow, and to improve your quality of life, then we’re looking for you!  Midstate 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.


We are looking for a candidate that has a four-year degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET-accredited program. Preference will be given for PE licensing and for utility experience. 

This person will provide support to the Engineering Department to facilitate planning and attainment of established goals. They must demonstrate strong initiative, communication skills, ability to meet commitments, proactive, creative, well-organized, self-starter, highly motivated and ability to work under high demand situations. Assists in the preparation and implementation of the long range and construction work plans and studies while using Milsoft Windmill and Light Table to ensure safe and reliable coordination of system protective devices. Responsible for assisting with many aspects of the general design and maintenance of Midstate's overhead, underground, transmission and distribution systems and substations. Ensures compliance with Midstate's standards and preventative maintenance programs, and system coordination of fusing, relaying, and other protective equipment as well as SCADA. Reviews Midstate, RUS and NESC standards of construction for transmission and distribution systems as directed. Monitors preparation and maintenance of maps, drawings, letters, contract agreements and other records related to design, construction and operation of the electrical system and physical property of the cooperative as directed.

Must reside within 45-minute driving radius of headquarters.

Position is open until filled. EEOE


Midstate Electric Cooperative, Inc. located in La Pine, Oregon is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Journeyman Lineperson:

Qualified applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent, certified, and a graduate of a utility or union affiliated journeyman line person apprentice program or equivalent. Must be 1910.269 standards certified (or ability to obtain within 6 months) of employment. Extensive experience in overhead and underground construction and maintenance on distribution and transmission lines and outage restoration. Residency within 45-minute driving radius of Midstate's headquarters facility is required. An Oregon CDL Class A driver's license (subject to substance abuse testing) is required. Must possess basic working knowledge of personal computer (word processing/spreadsheet). Must have the physical ability to perform essential functions of the job (Physical Job Analysis will be provided). Qualifications include skill, knowledge, ability, problem solving and interpersonal relationship behavior.

This position is an Hourly/Non-Exempt Outside Bargaining Unit Position – IBEW Local 125.


Midstate Electric Cooperative, Inc. located in La Pine, Oregon is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Journeyman Substation Wireman Technician:

Successful applicants must have a high school education or equivalent and be a graduate of a recognized Journeyman Substation Wireman apprenticeship program or equivalent. Five years Journeyman Wireman experience. This position installs and maintains wiring installations. Installs, tests, calibrates, and repairs all substation and system protection equipment and devices. Responsible for switching operations of station equipment, including power transformers, regulators, circuit breakers, switches, and instrument and relay transformers. Must possess or obtain basic computer skills. Must possess or ability to obtain an Oregon Commercial Driver's License Class A (subject to substance abuse testing). Good organizational and communication skills are essential. Qualifications include good attitude, skill, knowledge, ability, problem-solving and interpersonal relationship behavior. Must possess a valid Oregon commercial driver’s license Class A and reside within a 45-minute driving radius of Midstate’s headquarters facility.

This position is an Hourly/Non-Exempt Outside Bargaining Unit Position – IBEW Local 125.


How do I apply for a posted position?


Human Resources, Midstate Electric Cooperative, Inc., PO Box 127, La Pine, OR 97739

Fax: (541) 536-1423

E-mail: sstreeter@mse.coop

No telephone calls will be accepted. 

MEC will grant equal employment opportunities to qualified persons without regard to their membership in a protected classification. We believe in recruitment that will ensure the cooperative has qualified employees available at all levels to meet its short and long term business objectives.

Resumes will be accepted only when position vacancies are available. Check out this page for the qualifications associated with the position(s) currently available at MEC. This page is updated as positions become available.

All vacancies are also advertised in applicable media releases (newspaper, association magazines/publications).


La Pine is a small frontier town nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, surrounded by open meadows, lakes and rivers.  Strikingly beautiful and with unparalleled access to the wonders of Central Oregon.

Proud, independent and affordable, La Pine is characterized by people being good to each other.  La Pine has a deep sense of community and is a place where people go out of their way to help a neighbor and truly care about each others’ well-being.