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Careers | Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative

Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Heartland), is seeking qualified candidates for the Facility Maintenance Technician position at our Girard location. Starting wage is around $17/hr. with outstanding retirement and other employee benefits.

Duties include the following: 

•    Building maintenance tasks including basic electrical, plumbing, and heating and air 
•    Groundskeeping including lawnmowing, landscaping, snow removal and sidewalk clearing
•    Inspecting and maintaining backup generators and other equipment 
•    Loading and unloading materials and equipment
•    Other duties as assigned

Experience and Education: High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Basic knowledge of electrical, plumbing, heating and air, and mechanical equipment is required.
•    Ability to stay organized and prioritize work.
•    Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. 
•    Ability to work effectively independently and as a member of a team.

Physical Demands: 
•    Ability to lift and move objects up to 75 pounds consistently with heavier weight necessary at times.
•    Ability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms, legs and moving your whole body such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, and stooping.

Work environment:
•    Ability to work in an environment in which the job is performed, especially any unique conditions outside a normal office environment, such as working in hot, cold, dusty, etc. conditions.

Heartland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Interested parties are to direct inquires to Heartland’s Human Resources department and submit the following to hr@heartland-rec.com or by mail to Heartland REC, PO Box 40, Girard, KS 66743: (1) cover letter; (2) resume; and (3) three professional references.

All applications must be received by January 7, 2022.

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And no college degree required, just tradesman knowledge...

Honestly I don't know if society has gotten better or worse since so many people seem to be putting the emphasis on getting a college degree instead of tradecraft now days.

We've got people with college degrees working at places like McDonalds while a lot of companies are are frantically searching for laborers and tradesmen, many of whom seem to be getting paid as well or better than some of the entry level jobs that require a college degree.

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At my prior job, we had a lot of "well educated" people who had training specific for the industry I was in.  Over time, I had several come to me with some really basic questions, which they should have known.  Just further proof that al the books and degrees don't stack up to on the job training.  

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