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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!  MEC 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.




Midstate Electric Cooperative, located in La Pine, Oregon is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Distribution Technician. Qualified applicant must be a high school graduate (or equivalent), with an Associate’s Degree in Engineering Science or equivalent experience in the design and construction of electrical distribution facilities. Must possess a working knowledge of utility construction practices, RUS construction standards, the National Electric Code and the National Electric Safety Code as well as state and local codes is necessary.  Demonstrate computer proficiency and familiarity with survey technology and tools as well as right of way requirements and specifications is necessary. Must have public contact experience and the ability to communicate with consumer/members, developers, and government agencies.    Qualifications include skill, knowledge, ability, problem solving and interpersonal relationship behavior. Must reside within 20 miles of Midstate’s headquarters facility.

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



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

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).


We Love Where We Live!  You Will Too!

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.


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