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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

  • System Operator

    Hays, KS

    Midwest Energy, Inc., is seeking an individual to work in a 24-hour control center operation. This position's primary responsibility is to monitor the status of the electric generation, transmission and distribution systems, coordinate switching operations with field personnel, and direct the safe and efficient operation of the electric transmission network under both normal and emergency conditions. System Operators follow established procedures and monitor operational conditions to help ensure reliable service and economical use of resources. This position will also assist customers with electric and natural gas service. Shift work is required. Minimum Qualifications: An associate degree in Business, Electrical Transmission Systems Technology,or a related field is required.
    Additional training in electric power systems is preferred. Applicant must have strong analytical and computer skills, including Excel, Word and database applications. Individual should have considerable skill in effectively dealing with a variety of people under difficult circumstances. Midwest Energy is willing to train the right candidate. Applicants should submit a resume showing training and qualifications. Midwest offers a comprehensive benefit package.
    This job will remain open until filled.

    Close Date: June 14, 2019
  • Electric Lineman

    Great Bend, KS

    Midwest Energy has an opening for an Electric Lineman in Great Bend, KS. Duties include the operation, construction, maintenance and troubleshooting of electric distribution and transmission facilities. Individual must demonstrate the skills necessary to construct and maintain the electric distribution system by providing high quality electric services to all customers. The applicant must have the ability to perform lineman job duties, customer service and public relations. Experience as a lineman or a certificate in Electric Power Technology is required. A minimum of three years of increasingly responsible experience in construction and maintenance of an electric utility system is preferred. Individual must possess a valid Commerical Drivers License (CDL) Class A and carry a current medical card.  Midwest offers a comprehensive benefit package. Applicants should submit an application and a resume summarizing their relevant experience and training, along with a letter of application.

    Close Date: June 07, 2019
  • Transmission Planning Engineer

    Hays, KS

    Midwest Energy is seeking an individual that is ready to plan the transmission system of the future in central and western Kansas. This position offers professional growth potential as a key member of the Engineering group.   Midwest has seen significant growth in its transmission assets, particularly at 115kV and 230kV, over the past decade, driven in part by new interconnections for wind generation and upgrades to the transmission system.  This work continues to require significant resources going forward.

    Essential Responsibilities:  This position will work closely with Engineering and the System Operations staff to develop plans for both the near-term operations and long-term planning responsibilities of a transmission owner/operator, including: 1) Planning, coordinating, directing and providing engineering support for the development of the high voltage transmission system. 2) Planning coordination of system additions with other utilities. 3) Interconnection studies for new load, transmission and generation resources in the Midwest zone. 4) Represent Midwest in coordinated planning activities of the Southwest Power Pool, including working group and committee participation. 5) Development of system load flow, stability and short circuit models, aggregate study models and the SPP Integrated Transmission Plan. 6) Develop mitigation plans and/or upgrade strategies to address reliability concerns. 7) Support the development and execution of internal transmission planning standards as required by the Southwest Power Pool and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and other regional reliability councils as applicable. 8) Assist in the development of internal operating standards related to transmission systems as required by the Southwest Power Pool and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and other regional reliability councils as applicable. 9) Develop operating-horizon planning models and execute short-term transmission planning as required by North American Electric Reliability Corporation standards. 10) Analyze transmission switching and contingency mitigation planning to support System Operators.

    Minimum Requirements:  Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET-accredited university with an emphasis in power system-related studies. Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in transmission planning, load flow studies, and/or operations planning. Additional consideration given for experience in distribution system planning. Experience should include the use of commercial power system analysis programs such as Siemens PTI PSS/E, Siemens Model On Demand, ASPEN, etc. Prior experience with coordinated regional planning with an RTO.Direct experience with the Southwest Power Pool is beneficial but not required. PE registration is helpful.

    Applicants 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: June 07, 2019
  • 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 an employment application and 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: June 07, 2019
  • Communications/Relay Technician

    Great Bend, KS

    Midwest Energy, Inc., an electric and natural gas utility company, is seeking a Communications/Relay Technician to work in its Great Bend, 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 an employment application and 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: June 07, 2019
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