Careers

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

  • Journeyman Lineman, Apprentice Lineman, 4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year

    Kinsley

    Midwest Energy, Inc. is seeking a Journeyman Lineman, Apprentice Lineman, 4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year.  Must demonstrate the skills necessary to construct and maintain the electric distribution system by providing high quality electric service to all customers.

    High school graduate plus 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.

    Must possess general knowledge of all operational aspects of electrical transmission and distribution systems and the ability to learn all aspects within a reasonable time span.  Must become familiar with Company Safety Manual, Construction Specifications, Approved List of Materials, National Electric Safety Code, OSHA Rules and Regulations, and the National Electric Code within a reasonable time span.

    Must have a basic understanding of the construction and operation of an electrical distribution system and the ability to learn and apply construction standards. Should be skilled in the areas of teamwork, organizing, planning, and following directions to enhance the efforts of the crew.  Must have customer service skills and possess good writing, verbal and interpersonal skills. Good math aptitude required.  Will be required to complete the Midwest Energy Apprentice Lineman Program. Must demonstrate the aptitude and ability to pass all Company certification requirement tests.  In lieu of years of climbing experience, a climbing certificate from a technical school will be required. Experience in the use of personal computers is preferred (working knowledge of Word and Excel applications). A valid Kansas Drivers License (CDL Class A) is required.

    Major portion of work day involves general activities of line construction, including construction and maintenance. Approximately 30% of the work day is spent standing, 30% sitting and/or driving and another 40% walking.  Linemen will occasionally lift up to 100 lbs. Carrying up to 50 lbs. is done occasionally. 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.   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.

    The wage scale for this position is listed in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    Submit a resume with a letter of application to Human Resources at:  recruitment@mwenergy.com by March 13, 2020. This position will be filled on the basis of individual skill, merit, ability, fitness and efficiency. 

     

    Close Date: March 13, 2020
  • Journeyman Lineman, Apprentice Lineman, 4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year

    Lyons

    Midwest Energy, Inc. is seeking a Journeyman Lineman, Apprentice Lineman, 4th Year, 3rd Year, 2nd Year, 1st Year.  Must demonstrate the skills necessary to construct and maintain the electric distribution system by providing high quality electric service to all customers.

    High school graduate plus 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.

    Must possess general knowledge of all operational aspects of electrical transmission and distribution systems and the ability to learn all aspects within a reasonable time span.  Must become familiar with Company Safety Manual, Construction Specifications, Approved List of Materials, National Electric Safety Code, OSHA Rules and Regulations, and the National Electric Code within a reasonable time span.

    Must have a basic understanding of the construction and operation of an electrical distribution system and the ability to learn and apply construction standards. Should be skilled in the areas of teamwork, organizing, planning, and following directions to enhance the efforts of the crew.  Must have customer service skills and possess good writing, verbal and interpersonal skills. Good math aptitude required.  Will be required to complete the Midwest Energy Apprentice Lineman Program. Must demonstrate the aptitude and ability to pass all Company certification requirement tests.  In lieu of years of climbing experience, a climbing certificate from a technical school will be required. Experience in the use of personal computers is preferred (working knowledge of Word and Excel applications). A valid Kansas Drivers License (CDL Class A) is required.

    Major portion of work day involves general activities of line construction, including construction and maintenance. Approximately 30% of the work day is spent standing, 30% sitting and/or driving and another 40% walking.  Linemen will occasionally lift up to 100 lbs. Carrying up to 50 lbs. is done occasionally. 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.   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.

    The wage scale for this position is listed in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    Submit a resume with a letter of application to Human Resources at:  recruitment@mwenergy.com by March 2, 2020. This position will be filled on the basis of individual skill, merit, ability, fitness and efficiency. 

     

     

     

     

    Close Date: March 02, 2020
  • Summer Internships with Electrical Line Construction & Maintenance Crews

    Hays, Great Bend, Colby

    Attention: Vo Tech Schools and Line Tech Students

    Midwest Energy Inc. is seeking applications for 5 (five) summer internships with its Electrical Line Construction & Maintenance Crews.

    Jobs will be offered in three of our service territories:

    Hays              (offering two summer intern positions)

    Great Bend    (offering two summer intern positions)

    Colby             (offering one summer intern position)

    Posting will be open until filled

    Resumes may be submitted to:  E-mail   recruitment@mwenergy.com

    For an application form or additional information log on to www.mwenergy.com and click on careers.

    Midwest Energy Inc. is an equal opportunity Employer

    Close Date:
  • IT Service Desk Technician

    Hays

    Midwest Energy, Inc. has an opening for an IT Service Desk Technician.  The purpose for the IT Service Desk Technician is to provide technical assistance and support related to company-supported computer systems, hardware and software. The position will be responsible for responding to queries, running diagnostic programs, isolating problems, determining viable resolutions and implementing the appropriate solutions.  The technician will work with the various departments in the company to triage technical issues and request and ensure solutions are operable, effective and efficient. 

    Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or a related technical field. Alternatively work experience and/or a combination of education and work experience will be accepted.

    Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ Certification is required.  If an applicant has not obtained CompTIA A+ Certification, such certification must be obtained within the first year of employment.  Technical writing experience is desirable, but not required.

    General knowledge and understanding of IT acumen associated to Networking, Telecommunications, PC Support and Database Administration.  General knowledge and understanding of best practice ITIL standards including Change Control and IT Service Desk. Ability to organize and lead end-user training.  Demonstrated analytical skills.  Demonstrated technology skills in design, structure, implementation and use of enterprise software applications.  Demonstrated skills utilizing technology platforms, database utilities and reporting tools including Linux, SQL and Cognos.  Demonstrated skills utilizing project management techniques and methodologies.  Must hold and maintain a valid Kansas Driver’s License.  

    Normal office conditions with cross-organizational interaction.

    Submit a resume with a letter of application to Midwest Energy Recruitment Services:  recruitment@mwenergy.com.  This position will be filled on the basis of individual skill, merit, ability, fitness and efficiency.

     

     

    Close Date: February 28, 2020
  • Electric Distribution Engineer

    Hays/other Midwest Energy locations may be considered

    Midwest Energy, Inc., an electric and natural gas utility company, is seeking an electrical engineer to work in its Hays, Kansas office.  Midwest Energy serves 50,000 electric customers.  The company has $164 million in total electric utility plant and 11,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines.

    Position involves electric distribution system planning, protective device coordination, distribution and substation design and engineering support for the Operations Department.  The position duties include (1) develop, plan, direct, coordinate and control the design, construction and operation of distribution facilities and support the system control functions so as to provide efficient, safe and reliable system operations; (2) support of the Outage Management System (OMS), (3) provide line and substation design engineering and construction support; and (4) investigate emerging developments in reliability and distribution technology.

    Minimum qualifications: (1) Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET-accredited university, with preference for power system-related studies, (2) Experience in electric distribution system engineering is required and a minimum of two years’ progressively responsible experience preferred.  Consideration will be given for related experience.

    Applicable experience includes all phases of electrical design, construction and maintenance with special emphasis in one or more of the following areas: distribution system planning and analysis, protection system coordination, line and substation design. Experience should include use of distribution analysis programs such as Milsoft or CYME or related electric utility experience.  Professional registration, or the ability to become registered in the State of Kansas within 4 years is required.

    This is an excellent opportunity to grow in an electrical engineering position with a solid organization that can provide a broad spectrum of experience.

    Primary working conditions are office based.  Must be able to sit and work at a computer for extended time periods. Field work is also required to gather information, inspect distribution facilities, monitor construction and maintenance activities, and assist in storm damage assessment and repair. Occasional work outside of normal business hours required.

    Applicants should submit a resume summarizing their relevant experience and training in the areas outline above, along with a letter of application to recruitment@mwenergy.com.  This position will remain open until filled.    

    Close Date: May 01, 2020
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