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Careers and Employment

Oregon Trail Electric is headquartered in Eastern Oregon with the Elkhorn Mountains to the west and the Eagle Cap Mountains to the east. Surrounded by national forest lands, the OTEC service territory is known for unlimited recreational opportunities including, skiing, clear lakes and rivers, hiking trails, excellent camping prospects and an 18-hole golf course.

OTEC employees are dedicated to providing safe, reliable energy and a high level of service excellence to our members. There are many benefits to joining our team. We offer a competitive benefits package and compensation. Applications for employment are only accepted when an employment opportunity exists. At that time, job openings will be posted below. Interviews are by appointment only.


Journeyman Lineman - Burns District

Rate of Pay: $43.80/hour.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED plus successful completion of an approved apprenticeship program for an electrical lineman and OSHA 1910.269 training. Must possess a valid Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) and the ability to obtain an IBEW card before assignment.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:  To effectively perform in this position a person must be able to take appropriate action on their own initiative. Accuracy, timeliness, the willingness to promote customer satisfaction, and the ability to work well with other employees and the public are necessary to function in this position. Job requires coordinated physical activities, usually learned through formal and detailed training, combined with considerable practice. Job requires very heavy physical effort equivalent to continuous labor involving the use of heavy tools, materials, and equipment. Job may be characterized by very demanding full body exertion and strenuous lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, etc. This position may require travel within all districts to assist with operational need.

If interested please submit application (posted below) and resume to OTEC by mail, Attn. Human Resources, PO Box 226, Baker City, OR 97814, fax 541-524-2880 or email - Must be received or postmarked by 5:00 pm, Thursday, August 24, 2017.

OTEC is an equal opportunity employer.