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Midwest Energy Job Opportunities

Midwest Energy offers exciting careers in the Electric and Natural Gas industries in dozens of locations throughout Central and Western Kansas. As an equal opportunity employer, Midwest Energy will accept applications and/or resumes for those positions that are open and available to external candidates. 

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Please forward an application and/or resume with indication of the position of interest to:

Midwest Energy, Inc.
Administrative Services Department
P O Box 898
Hays, KS 67601

or email a resume. (Include your resume in the body of the email, or attach as a .doc file.)

You may also download and print out an application form and an optional application data form in PDF format.

Current Job Openings

  • Gas Operations Manager

    Colby, KS

    Midwest Energy, Inc., an electric and natural gas utility, is seeking an individual for the position of Gas Operations Manager. The position is located in Colby, Kansas and would be responsible for overseeing the gas operations for a seven county area in Northwest Kansas. Customer base is 10,000 gas meters with 20 employees. In addition to this area, this position is responsible for overseeing the Gas Operations Supervisor and the Scott City area that operates a 10 county area in Southwest Kansas with 20 employees.

    Position is responsible for ensuring service reliability for Midwest Energy, Inc. customers through the supervision of personnel, planning and coordination of construction, maintenance and operations of gas facilities.

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  High school graduate or equivalent plus advanced trade knowledge equivalent to three years of apprenticeship and previous work experience is required.  An applicable bachelor’s degree is desirable.   A minimum of seven to ten years of increasingly responsible experience in construction and maintenance of an electric/gas utility or related industry. Management, supervisory and human relations experience is required. 

    KEY COMPENTENCIES: Knowledge of DOT Pipeline Safety Regulations, EPA, NFPA 54, KCC and OSHA Rules and Regulations a must.  Familiarity with construction practices utilized in distribution and transmission work is required.  Understanding of budgeting methods.  Must be able to acquire a knowledge of Corporation Commission Regulations and Midwest's construction specifications and O & M manual within six months of employment. Skilled in the areas of organizing, planning, directing and controlling in the operation and supervision of the area.  Capable of meeting Midwest's goals through the implementation of work plans, etc.  Customer service skills and possess excellent writing, verbal and interpersonal skills.  Skilled in motivating, training and evaluating subordinates in order to obtain the highest degree of productivity, and be responsible for the development of individual capabilities. The ability to effectively deal with consultants, vendors, subcontractors and other utility companies.  Strong analytical skills and be able to operate a personal computer (Microsoft Office Suite).  A valid Kansas drivers license is required.

    Midwest offers a comprehensive benefit package.  Applicant should submit a resume summarizing their relevant experience, along with a letter of application.  This position will remain opened until filled.

    Close Date: July, 24 2018
  • Communications Technician

    Hays, KS

    Midwest Energy, Inc., an electric and natural gas utility company, is seeking a Communications Technician to work in its Hays, Kansas office.  Midwest Energy serves 50,000 electric customers. 

    Position involves the installation, calibration, testing, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and communications equipment in electrical transmission and distribution substations and generating facilities as well as point-to-point microwave and land mobile radio systems.  The position duties include (1) Install, configure,  program and perform functional tests on SCADA RTUs for high voltage substations and generating facilities; (2) Connect and configure data concentrators and other automation equipment to both SCADA RTUs and digital protective relays; (3) Test and troubleshoot both serial and IP-based communications between these devices using various types of diagnostic equipment; (4) Install, configure and maintain point-to-point microwave systems used for SCADA communications and install and maintain land mobile radio systems at communication towers and in vehicles; (5) Work with local exchange carriers to maintain and trouble-shoot leased circuits, including four-wire circuits, T1 services, fiber optic-based services, etc.

    Minimum qualifications include a two-year associate’s degree in communications technology, electrical technology, or related discipline from a recognized technical school or certificate from a vocational school, and 2-4 years of experience as a communications technician supporting SCADA communications systems for an electric, natural gas or water utility or related industry.  Additional experience may be considered, along with a High School Diploma or GED for the educational requirement.

    Must hold and maintain a valid driver's license. Occasional work outside normal business hours required. Position is subject to ongoing background and security checks.

    Midwest offers a comprehensive benefit package. Applicant should submit a resume summarizing their relevant experience and training in these areas, along with a letter of application. This position will remain opened until filled.

    Close Date: July, 24 2018
  • Electric Lineman

    Sharon Springs, KS

    Midwest Energy, Inc., has an opening in Sharon Springs, KS for an individual, who is an electric lineman or is interested in becoming a utility lineman. Individual must demonstrate the skills necessary to construct and maintain the electric distribution system. High school diploma is required.  Post-secondary education in a related field is preferred.  A minimum of one year of experience in construction and maintenance of electric utility system or other related fields is preferred.

    For individuals interested in becoming a lineman.  Within six months of hire, the individual must obtain Company climbing certificate and acquire a Commercial Class A drivers license with a medical card. 

    This is a safety sensitive position and is subject to drug testing. Individual must have the ability to perform work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner. Individual will be required to complete the Company Apprentice Lineman Program. Should be skilled in the areas of team work, organizing, planning and following directions to enhance the efforts of the crew. Major portion of work day involves general activities of line construction, including construction and maintenance.  Subject to call 24 hours per day, including weekends and holidays.  Subject to long periods of work.  Work involves outside work in all types of weather.  Midwest offers a comprehensive benefit package. Applicants should submit an application and/or a resume summarizing their relevant experience and training, along with a letter of application.  This position will remain opened until filled.

    Close Date: July, 24 2018
  • Electric Operations Manager

    Colby, KS

    Midwest Energy, Inc., an electric and natural gas utility, is seeking an individual for the position of Electric Operations Manager. The position is located in Colby, Kansas and would be responsible for overseeing the electric operations for an eight county area in Northwest Kansas. Customer base is 10,000 electric meters with 25 employees.

    Position is responsible for ensuring service reliability for Midwest Energy, Inc. customers through the supervision of personnel, planning and coordination of construction, maintenance and operations of electric facilities.

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High school graduate or equivalent plus advanced trade knowledge equivalent to four years of apprenticeship and previous work experience is required.  An applicable bachelor’s degree is desirable.   A minimum of seven to ten years of increasingly responsible experience in construction and maintenance of an electric/gas utility or related industry. Management, supervisory and human relations experience is required. 

    KEY COMPENTENCIES: Knowledge of National Electrical Safety Code, DOT, EPA OSHA Rules and Regulations, and RUS Approved List of Materials.  Familiarity with construction practices utilized in distribution and transmission work is required.  Understanding of budgeting methods.  Must be able to acquire a knowledge of Corporation Commission Regulations and Midwest's construction specifications within six months of employment. Skilled in the areas of organizing, planning, directing and controlling in the operation and supervision of the area.  Capable of meeting Midwest's goals through the implementation of work plans, etc.  Customer service skills and possess excellent writing, verbal and interpersonal skills.  Skilled in motivating, training and evaluating subordinates in order to obtain the highest degree of productivity, and be responsible for the development of individual capabilities. The ability to effectively deal with consultants, vendors, subcontractors and other utility companies.  Demonstrated analytical skills and intermediate-level proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite.  Must hold and maintain a valid drivers license.

    Midwest offers a comprehensive benefit package.  Applicant should submit a resume summarizing their relevant experience, along with a letter of application.  This position will remain opened until filled.

    Close Date: July, 24 2018
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