If you’re looking for challenging work, the opportunity to grow, and to improve your quality of life, then we’re looking for you! Midstate Electric is a rural electric distribution cooperative located in La Pine, Oregon. Our welcoming and affordable community is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, surrounded by open meadows, lakes, and rivers making it the ideal place to find work-life balance.

Our Location

La Pine, Oregon is a strikingly beautiful small town and with unparalleled access to the wonders of Central Oregon. Proud, independent, and affordable, La Pine is characterized by people being good to each other.  La Pine has a deep sense of community and is a place where people go out of their way to help a neighbor and truly care about each other’s well-being.

Our Vision

Midstate Electric Cooperative is a progressive and influential community partner that sets the standard in providing the highest level of quality service, reliability, and value to our members through honest, well-trained, professional, courteous, and motivated employees.

Our Employees

We treat each other with fairness, respect, and dignity, offering equal opportunity for employment to all individuals. We value different backgrounds and encourage different perspectives and ideas- understanding that diversity is a strength that unlocks our full potential and helps us achieve our goals.

Our Commitment to Ethics and Safety

Ethical behavior applies to every part of our business-whether it’s dealing with members, leading by example, working together, or improving our communities. Our Code of Ethics is a decision-making compass that is consulted anytime we make a decision or begin a task. Because we care, we value the health and safety of each other, our contractors, and the membership by conducting business in a manner designed to preserve the well-being of all. We work safely, watch out for each other, and report and correct unsafe situations. We keep our workplace free from illegal drugs and alcohol.


Current Job Openings

Midstate Electric Cooperative, Inc. located in La Pine, Oregon is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Journeyman Lineperson:

Qualified applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent, certified, and a graduate of a utility or union affiliated journeyman line person apprentice program or equivalent. Must be 1910.269 standards certified (or ability to obtain within 6 months) of employment. Extensive experience in overhead and underground construction and maintenance on distribution and transmission lines and outage restoration. Residency within 45-minute driving radius of Midstate's headquarters facility is required. An Oregon CDL Class A driver's license (subject to substance abuse testing) is required. Must possess basic working knowledge of personal computer (word processing/spreadsheet). Must have the physical ability to perform essential functions of the job (Physical Job Analysis will be provided). Qualifications include skill, knowledge, ability, problem solving and interpersonal relationship behavior.

This position is an Hourly/Non-Exempt Outside Bargaining Unit Position – IBEW Local 125.

Position is open until filled. EEOE.

Midstate Electric Cooperative, Inc. located in La Pine, Oregon is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Warehouseman:

Qualified applicant must have an AA degree or equivalent in the form of at least one year of utility experience or three years of non-utility experience in a related position. Must have good mechanical ability, equipment experience, and basic computer skills (word pressing, spreadsheet, database). Must possess an Oregon Class A CDL (subject to substance abuse testing). Must have the ability to communicate orally and in writing with employees and the general public in a courteous and effective manner. Must have the physical ability to perform the essential functions, duties, and responsibilities of the job, which include, but are not limited to walking, twisting, climbing, bending, lifting, and carrying (physical job analysis can be provided). Must reside within a 45-minute driving radius of the headquarters facility and be available via telephone contact. Qualifications include skill, knowledge, ability, problem-solving, and interpersonal relationship behavior.

This is an hourly/non-exempt union position - IBEW Local 125.

Position is open until filled. EEOE.

Midstate Electric Cooperative, Inc. located in La Pine, Oregon is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Substation Wireman Technician:

Successful applicants must have a high school education or equivalent and be a graduate of a recognized Journeyman Substation Wireman apprenticeship program or equivalent. Five years of Journeyman Wireman experience. This position installs and maintains wiring installations. Installs, tests, calibrates, and repairs all substation and system protection equipment and devices. Responsible for switching operations of station equipment, including power transformers, regulators, circuit breakers, switches, and instrument and relay transformers. Must possess or obtain basic computer skills. Good organizational and communication skills are essential. Qualifications include good attitude, skill, knowledge, ability, problem-solving and interpersonal relationship behavior. Must possess a valid Oregon commercial driver’s license Class A and reside within a 45-minute driving radius of Midstate’s headquarters facility.

This is an hourly/non-exempt outside bargaining unit position - IBEW Local 125.

Position is open until filled. EEOE

How to apply for a posted position:


Human Resources, Midstate Electric Cooperative, Inc., PO Box 127, La Pine, OR 97739

Fax: (541) 536-1423

E-mail: sstreeter@mse.coop

No telephone calls will be accepted. 

MEC will grant equal employment opportunities to qualified persons without regard to their membership in a protected classification. We believe in recruitment that will ensure the cooperative has qualified employees available at all levels to meet its short and long term business objectives.

Resumes will be accepted only when position vacancies are available. Check out this page for the qualifications associated with the position(s) currently available at MEC. This page is updated as positions become available.

All vacancies are also advertised in applicable media releases (newspaper, association magazines/publications).


Comprehensive Benefit Package

  • Competitive salaries
  • Company-paid retirement plan 
  • 401K with company match
  • Medical, vision, dental, long-term disability, and life insurance
  • Paid Personal Time Off (PTO) and Holidays
  • On-site workout room
  • Employee appreciation events
  • Continued learning and education opportunities.