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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 Maintenance

    Lakin, KS

    Midwest Energy, Inc. has an opening for a Gas Maintenance employee, with a construction focus, in the natural gas department in Lakin, KS.  The primary duties of this position include a variety of gas trade functions in the construction and maintenance of the natural gas system. This position works with the construction crew in the laying, joining and other job related tasks for the installation, removal or repair of natural gas mains, services and related equipment.  Experience with backhoe and trencher operation, welding and fusion of steel and PE Pipe are helpful. Individual must possess a valid Class A CDL and carry a current medical card.  Must be able to pass pulmonary test for respirator use.  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 must have personal characteristics suitable for working with customers and the public. Individual will be required to meet the standards set forth in the Company’s Gas Qualification Program. Work experience in the gas industry is preferred.  Midwest offers a comprehensive benefit package.  Applicants should submit an application and/or resume summarizing their relevant experience, along with a letter of application.

    Close Date: October 08, 2018
  • Accountant

    Hays, KS

     Midwest is seeking an individual to provide prompt, efficient and reliable accounting services that provide complete and accurate records and summaries. This includes assisting with plant accounting duties as well as general accounting functions.  Also assists with preparing work papers and journal entries, and month-end and year–end transactions. BS in Accounting is required. A minimum of two years of experience in accounting is preferred.  This is an hourly position.  A thorough knowledge of accounting concepts, procedures and practices is required. A thorough knowledge of Uniform System of Accounts is desirable. Knowledge of office practices and procedures is preferred. Should become familiar with Company’s policies, practices and procedures as they pertain to the position in a reasonable amount of time. Ability to handle a variety of diverse tasks and organize work to meet deadlines with attention to detail and accuracy. Must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  Must possess strong PC skills in word processing and spreadsheets.  Position has access to confidential records on a continuing basis. Usual office working conditions. Some overtime may be required. 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: September 28, 2018
  • Electric Journeyman Lineman

    Colby, KS

    Midwest Energy has an opening for an Electric Lineman. Midwest will consider Apprentices and Journeyman Lineman for this opening.  This position is responsible for electric services to our customers in the Colby, KS area. 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. Applicants must be a high school graduate plus have advanced trade knowledge equivalent to one or more years of apprenticeship is required. Previous work experience as a lineman or a certificate in electric power distribution or electrical power technology from a technical school fulfills this requirement. A minimum of one year of increasingly responsible experience in construction and maintenance of electric utility system is preferred. Individual must possess a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A and carry a current medical card.  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.

    Close Date: September 28, 2018
  • Electric Meter Technician

    Colby, KS

    Midwest Energy, an electric and natural gas utility, has an opening for an Electric Meter Technician.  Position is located in Colby, Kansas. Primary duties include the installing, testing, inspecting, calibrating and repairing of electronic revenue metering equipment including instrument transformers, recorders, and related hardware.  Assist with operating meter test equipment required to test and diagnose electric metering circuit and equipment.  Work with alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) circuits from 48 to 600 volts.

    Associates degree in electronics, computer-controlled instruments, electrical theory and applied electrical principles or certificate of completion from a technical school of equivalent education is required. Five plus years of electric metering along with informal training may be considered for the education requirement. 

    A minimum of four years of job experience in the electric utility business is required.  Work experience related to the installation and maintenance of instrument rated electric metering is required. Experience to include test equipment and software as related to metering. Experience with AMI is preferred.

    Knowledge of principles of electricity, metering theory, electronic circuitry and mathematics through trigonometry. A thorough knowledge of meter servicing, electrical and electronic circuitry, National Electric Code and the National Electric Safety Code. Extensive knowledge of meter testing, programming, advanced meter theory, wiring installations, meter repair or modifications, computers and related software. Working knowledge of tools and equipment associated with electric metering industry, including ammeters and phasing meters. 

    Must be able to read and interpret electrical drawings, instructions, and diagrams. Skilled at troubleshooting, evaluating and repairing electronic equipment. Ability to identify meter types. Possess the technical competency to operate meter and instrument transformer test equipment and software. Must possess initiative and be a self-starter. Must be proficient in the use of computers and associated programs. Must pay close attention to details. Proficient math skills is required of this position.  Ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages is required. Accurate record keeping skills, reliability, and dependability. Able to work independently and cooperatively with other departments and coworkers. Able to plan, coordinate, and organize supplies and equipment for meter installation and testing. Maintain safety awareness and comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures to assure a safe working environment. A valid Kansas Drivers License is required.

    About 80% of work day involves general meter activities in the field with the remaining 20% in the office. While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions, may be exposed to electrical hazards

    Midwest offers a comprehensive benefit package. Applicants should submit a resume showing training and qualifications, along with a letter of application.

    Close Date: September 24, 2018
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