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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. 



Midstate Electric Cooperative, located in La Pine, Oregon is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Purchasing/Facility Supervisor:

Must be a high school graduate (or equivalent) with three years experience in purchasing, inventory control and facility maintenance and/or Purchasing – Certified Purchasing Management Certification or ability to attain. Develop department budget, creates annual facility reports, responsible for warehouse and facility maintenance planning, including but not limited to HVAC, grounds keeping, carpentry, janitorial, plumbing, electrical, roofing, blacktop, office furniture and landscaping. Communicates with suppliers, auditors, contractors, consultants, other utilities and the general public. Must demonstrate strong supervisory skills, initiative, work ethic, good attitude, proactive, creative, well-organized, self-starter, highly motivated and ability to work under high demand situations. Must exhibit proven problem-solving and decision-making skills, ability to meet deadlines, promote a safety culture, and create a team player environment.  Fosters a spirit of cooperation and working as a team to benefit the cooperative and membership. Must be proficient with spreadsheets, keyboarding and have knowledge of current version of MS Office.  Must possess valid Oregon driver’s license (have the ability to obtain an Oregon Commercial Driver’s License Class A) and reside within 20 mile radius of reporting facility.

This position is a Salaried/Exempt position. Position open until filled.  EEOE.



Midstate Electric Cooperative located in La Pine, OR seeks a qualified applicant for the position of Groundman / Equipment Operator:

Qualified applicant must be a high school graduate or equivalent, have good mechanical ability and equipment experience, basic computer skills (word processing/spreadsheet) and must possess or obtain an Oregon Commercial Drivers License Class A (subject to substance abuse testing).  Must have ability to communicate orally and in writing with employees and general public in a courteous and effective manner.  Must have the physical ability to perform the essential functions, duties and responsibilities of the job, which include, but are not limited to walking, twisting, climbing, bending, lifting and carrying (physical job analysis will be provided).  Must reside within 20 mile radius of headquarters facility and be available via telephone contact.  Qualifications include skill, knowledge, ability, problem-solving and inter-personal relationship behavior.   This is an Hourly/Non-exempt Union Position - IBEW Local 125.

Position 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 have or ability to obtain certification on 1910.269 standards within six months of employment. Extensive experience in overhead and underground construction and maintenance on distribution and transmission lines and outage restoration.  Residency within 20 miles 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 the essential functions of the job (Physical Job Analysis will be provided). Qualifications include skill, knowledge, ability, problem solving and inter-personal relationship behavior.  This is an Hourly / Non-exempt Union 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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