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Operations Manager

Western Iowa Power Cooperative (WIPCO) is currently seeking an Operations Manager at its Denison, Iowa facility.  WIPCO serves 3,500 members in parts of nine counties in western Iowa.

The Operations Manager will provide leadership and direction for multiple areas within Operations which includes but is not limited to areas of construction and maintenance of overhead and underground electrical distribution lines, fleet maintenance, safety, storm management, facility planning, and vegetation management.

Candidates should have a proven track record in leading and motivating persons in a team effort, developing plans, programs, budgets, and goals.  The successful applicant must be able to effectively communicate, both written and verbal, with the capability to effectively teach, mentor and coach personnel to achieve desired performance.

Two-year technical school degree in powerline work or related field plus extensive specialized training in electric utility operational topics required.  Eight to ten years of experience leading/managing construction and maintenance of overhead and underground electric distribution utility systems required.  Knowledge of electrical principles and methods; terminology and mathematics associated with department functions; electrical theory and knowledge of general electric utility safety practices and procedures required.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and obtain a CDL license.

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, 401k and retirement package, paid time off, and life and disability insurance.

WIPCO is an equal opportunity employer. Position open until filled.

To apply, send resume to Western Iowa Power Cooperative, Attention: Jeff Bean, PO Box 428, Denison, IA 51442 or e-mail