Employment Opportunity


Marias River Electric Cooperative is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Journeyman Lineman/6TH Step Apprentice.

MREC is a rural electric distribution cooperative located in Shelby, MT.  MREC is located 90 miles north of the Great Falls, MT and 70 miles east of the entrance to Glacier National Park.  MREC serves approximately 4,000 meters in Toole, Liberty, and Pondera counties.

The ideal candidate must have a thorough knowledge of the construction, operation, and maintenance of distribution and transmission lines and substations.   A thorough knowledge of the National Electrical Safety Code, OSHA Rules and Regulations, the ability to read and understand, staking sheets, Rural Utilities Service (RUS) specifications, and assembly and material specifications.  A working knowledge of leadership is required.

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, along with a Journeyman Lineman Certificate of Completion or be able to obtain in 12 months.  Four to five years of progressive experience in all aspects of electric utility construction, maintenance, and operations experience is preferred.

The selected candidate will report directly to the Operations Superintendent.

MREC offers an hourly rate of $38.58 to $40.99 (depending on experience) and a benefit package including NRECA retirement and a Linco 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, and must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Montana (CDL) driver’s license

To apply; please submit a cover letter, and resume, along with 3 professional references no later than August 31st, 2021.


Mr. Ryan Austin

Operations Superintendent

Marias River Electric Cooperative

P.O. Box 729

Shelby, MT  59474