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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

  • Manager Electric Metering

    Hays, KS

    Midwest Energy is seeking an individual that is interested in working with new technology. This position offers growth potential with rapidly evolving meter infrastructure.   Midwest is currently in the process of replacing all existing electric meters with AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) and implementing a meter data management system. The Manager Electric Metering is key and critical to this initiative.

    Essential Responsibilities:  This position will plan, organize, direct and supervise electric metering activities within the Company and perform a variety of tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility.

    -     Supervise and review the work of employees involved in the installation, maintenance, testing and operation of electric revenue metering equipment and load management devices.        

    -     Lead the electric metering function to create, analyze, and monitor Meter Data Management (MDM) reports to reduce metering losses and/or errors as well as the resolution with meter communications failures.

    -     Oversee the design, installation and maintenance of instrument metering on large customer loads to maintain the highest level of accuracy, including review of instrument transformer installation, records, and testing.

    -     Manage the integration and maintenance of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) metering equipment; ensure system functionality and integrity; and review system status data and recommend necessary changes.

    -     Oversee metering system evaluations, review and analyze test reports and implement initiatives to address technical issues and improve processes.

    -     Select and manage the implementation of metering equipment vendor software systems and tools and ensure effective training of employees.

    -     Ensure accurate testing and recordkeeping for electric meters, including accurate calibration of testing instruments.      

    Minimum Requirements: 

    High school graduate or equivalent plus advanced trade knowledge in the study of electrical theory, metering, electronics or related field.   Post-secondary degree is preferred.

    Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in the installation, repair and maintenance of electric revenue meters.

    Direct experience in the deployment and/or operations of AMI systems preferred.

    Previous experience in supervision of personnel or other applicable management experience.

    Possess a working knowledge of the methods, equipment, tools and materials used in the testing, calibration, repair and maintenance of electric revenue meters, and load management devices.

    Have a general understanding of the operation practices of computer systems with a strong working knowledge of software for programming and monitoring meter equipment.

    Demonstrated proficiency in motivating, training, developing, and evaluating subordinates to achieve maximum productivity and work performance.

    Applicants should submit a resume summarizing their relevant experience and training in these areas, along with a letter of application.

    Close Date: December 29, 2017
  • 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.
     

    Close Date: December 29, 2017
  • 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.

    Close Date: December 29, 2017
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