Employment Opportunities

Mountain Electric Cooperative Employees are considered an integral part of providing our customers reliable electric service. Educational requirements for positions at Mountain Electric range from a High School Diploma to a variety of different degrees. Mountain Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity employer. Applications are accepted only at the time of a job opening and must be picked up at the locations listed below:

Positions for the Mountain City office:



Mountain Electric Cooperative seeks an individual for the position of Director of Engineering and Operations. Overall responsibilities consist of the management of the cooperative’s engineering and operations activities.  Responsibilities include distribution and substation planning, staffing, budgeting, training, analyzing and developing distribution and operation systems to maximize efficiency and resolve operational issues, preparing engineering economic studies, providing technical recommendations to other departments and providing emergency operations assistance.  Experience in distribution planning and system operation required. Applicant should have thorough knowledge of system engineering analysis methods, RUS construction specifications, and distribution operations procedures. Excellent technical, interpersonal and communication skills required.

Candidate must have a B.S. degree from an accredited college or university in Electrical Engineering. A Tennessee P.E. license is required. A North Carolina P.E. license is desired within 1 year.

Applicants should have a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in electric utility engineering and operations and a minimum of five years’ experience in a supervisory or management capacity.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Competitive benefits including company paid medical and life insurance, 401 (k) savings, paid holidays, vacation and others.

Please email confidential resume, salary history and three references (or inquiries about position) to: [email protected] or mail to Mountain Electric Cooperative/PO Box 180/Mountain City/TN 37683/Att: GM

Positions for the Newland office:

There are currently no positions open.

Positions for the Roan Mountain office:

There are currently no positions open.

Statement Of Non-Discrimination

Title VI Statement of Non-Discrimination

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or disability. Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

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