Now Hiring

Now Hiring



Marias River Electric Cooperative is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Laborer/Groundman.

MREC is a rural electric distribution cooperative located in Shelby, MT.  MREC is located 90 miles north of the Great Falls and serves approximately 4,000 member owners in Toole, Liberty, and Pondera counties.

  The position of Laborer or Groundman will be determined by experience. This position will be required to read meters, work with the line crews as a Groundman, clean and maintain the Marias River Electric facilities, and will assist in many other areas as needed.  As the position develops, there may be an opportunity to advance from within Marias River Electric in the future.

 This position will require a high school diploma or equivalent. The ideal candidate must have the physical ability to lift heavy objects, work in all weather conditions, work not only a regular 40-hour week but after hours as well, and run heavy equipment.  The position will require the need to learn to climb power poles and be able to work from heights up to 80 feet in the air. The candidate must already have a Class A CDL or be able to acquire one within 6 months of employment. The selected candidate will report directly to the Operations Superintendent.

 MREC offers a starting hourly rate of $16.23 to $22.37 (depending on experience) and a benefit package including NRECA retirement and a Lineco health insurance program. The selected candidate will be required to become a member of IBEW local 44. Pre-employment drug and physical test is required.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume, along with 3 professional references to the email or mailing address listed below, no later than March 16, 2018.   

Mr. Ryan Austin

Operations Superintendent

Marias River Electric Cooperative

P.O. Box 729

Shelby, MT  59474