Employment Opportunities

Benton REA is an equal-opportunity employer. With Headquarters in Prosser, Washington and a regional office in West Richland, Benton REA is within commuting distance of the Tri-Cities, Yakima and the many smaller communities nestled in-between.

Our Mission at Benton REA, a member-owned and operated cooperative, is to provide affordable, and reliable energy and other member-driven compatible services that enhance the quality of life for all of our members. Our mission will also provide a stable, safe, competitive career-oriented work environment for the cooperative’s employees. Our mission is being pursued through the highest ethical standards using progressive marketing in conjunction with sound financial and management principles.

Apprentice Meterman & Journeyman Lineman

Benton REA is now accepting applications to fill one (1) full-time Apprentice Meterman & Journeyman Lineman position. Responsibilities include installation, maintenance, and testing of metering equipment, current transformers, oil circuit reclosers (OCR), regulators, and other power line equipment.

The successful candidate must have a high school diploma (or GED certificate) with a minimum of three (3) years experience in electric utility construction and maintenance as a journeyman lineman required; qualified by successful completion of a recognized apprenticeship program and by written exam as a journeyman required. Must hold an active/current journeyman lineman certificate recognized by IBEW 77 or be able to secure a journeyman lineman certificate recognized by IBEW 77 within 6 months of hire date. Must have or be able to obtain in a reasonable amount of time as specified by the Association, and maintain, a valid Washington State Class A Commercial Driver's License.

Compensation and Benefits

Wage Range: $58.87 to $62.14 per hour

Benton REA offers the following benefits to all full-time employees: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, STD, LTD, and Business Travel Accident insurance; 401k plan w/employer match of up to 12%; paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays, and personal business); EAP; Tuition Assistance; Training and Development opportunities; work 4x10’s schedule.

A position description with minimum job qualifications is attached. Please submit an application and résumé by no later than June 5, 2023, by email to jobs@bentonrea.org.