Company Name: Glacier Electric Cooperative
Phone Number: (406) 873-5566
City: Cut Bank
State/Provence: Montana
Zip: 59427
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Operations
Posting Start Date: July 15, 2016
Salary: 39.99
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

The staking services supervisor is responsible for investigating, surveying, and staking electric distribution and transmission lines in accordance with construction specification; preparing and assigning staking sheets in a manner that will assure the best possible electric service and the highest quality, continuity, and voltage in the safest, most efficient manner possible.


Experience Required:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate must be able to perform all duties of a GEC Staking Technician.  Direct and perform staking, cost estimating, and create contracts for new distribution, service, and transmission lines, or the upgrading of existing lines.  Direct and perform maintenance on automated mapping and facilities management system to assure accurate documentation.   Prepare right-of-way maps, legal descriptions and easements and direct the maintenance of the easement files and recording in the respective county recorder office as appropriate.  Learn and stay current on N.E.C. and N.E.S.C. to assure all staked line work exceeds minimum requirements of the codes.   Participate in safety meetings as directed.  Design power lines to fit the locality, weather condition, local activity and operations within or exceeding the requirements of the established Rural Utilities Service specifications.  Review construction methods; assist in establishing and reviewing line construction designs to improve the way lines are built and to improve construction and maintenance practices.   Manage construction projects for cost control.   Assist in the development of a long range construction work plan.  Introduce potential residential and commercial members to the opportunities and benefits of receiving Cooperative services and perform other duties as assigned by management.

Education/Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or a related field is preferred.  Ten years experience working with an engineering firm doing staking work is desirable.  A minimum of eight years experience working for a rural electric cooperative in their engineering department or as a lineman is desirable.

Physical Requirements: Must be physically and mentally able to continuously perform strenuous tasks such as carrying survey and GPS equipment, lifting weight of at least 50 pounds, and holding over long periods of time, and be willing to accept duty calls under adverse weather conditions 24 hours per day.

Skills Required:

  • Must have excellent supervisory, organizational and communicative skills and be able to exercise good judgment and interact well with others, and supervise employees
  • Must be able to operate surveying equipment.
  • Must be able to read and write legal descriptions of properties for obtaining easements and record correctly.
  • Must be familiar with the National Electric Code, the National Electric Safety Code, and the Rural Utilities Service specifications for distribution and transmission systems.

Other Requirements: Must be able to travel and stay overnight away from the Cooperative service area for training meetings or representing the Cooperative as required.

This is a union position with an excellent benefits package.

How to Apply:

A complete job description and application can be found on our website at Interested parties are to direct inquiries to General Manager; Matt Hudson and submit the following: (1) completed application for employment; and (2) resume. Applications for employment are available at our Browning and Cut Bank offices and on our website. All applications must be received by August 3, 2016.

All applications should be emailed to General Manager Matt Hudson at

Glacier Electric is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Posting End Date: August 3, 2016