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Welcome to Meeker Cooperative Light & Power Association. We are a 7,600-member strong rural electric cooperative that has been supplying our members with electricity and other value-added services since 1935. We are proud to be member-owned. We are even more proud that we are a non-profit cooperative and part of a network of more than 900 rural electric cooperatives across the country that share information, technological advances and "best practices." We all share the same values and principles that speak to hard work, sharing, innovation, integrity and helping our fellow cooperatives and members. We are member-driven, community-focused, and forward thinking. Thank you for visiting.

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HELP WANTED: ACCOUNTING & BILLING CLERK

 

Meeker Cooperative Light and Power Assn is accepting applications for a fulltime Accounting & Billing Clerk. MCLP bills 9,100 accounts and is located in Litchfield, MN.

Summary:  Meeker Cooperative is seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time Accounting & Billing Clerk.  The Accounting & Billing Clerk will perform the monthly billing process, daily electronic payment processing and the capital credit processes. Position is also required to prepare and analyze reports, complete general accounting and billing duties, and more. 

Excellent customer service skills are necessary. Strong attention to detail, accuracy and problem- solving skills are required. Must be able to maintain accurate records of a large volume.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Prepare the monthly bill calculation, member statements and month end processing.
  • Process and post electronic payment transactions daily.
  • Respond to member inquiries.
  • Perform the capital credit processes.
  • Assist with collections.
  • Prepare invoices for miscellaneous receivables.
  • Prepare reports and analyze financial information as requested.
  • Assist with preparation of the annual budget.
  • Assist auditors as required and prepare information needed in the audit process.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:  A two-year degree in accounting or equivalent experience is preferred.

Computer Skills:  Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and proficiency in Microsoft Word is desired.  Experience with accounting/billing software is preferred. Must have the ability to learn industry-specific software.

Work Schedule Requirements:  May be asked to work additional hours to meet deadlines. 

Interested candidates should send resume with three professional references and salary history by Sept. 25, 2020 to: WorkAt@meeker.coop or mail to Mary Alice Holm, Meeker Cooperative, 1725 US Hwy 12, Litchfield MN 55355.  

 

MCLP is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

HELP WANTED: ENERGY MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN

Energy Management Technician

Meeker Cooperative Light and Power Association is accepting applications for an Energy Management Technician. MCLP bills 9,100 accounts and is located in Litchfield, MN.

The successful candidate will

  • Serve as an energy advisor for new home construction and retrofit conversions for the installation of Meeker Cooperative’s energy management programs
  • Have knowledge of residential and commercial heating and cooling equipment, water heating, agricultural equipment and more
  • Have the ability to estimate operating costs and cost comparisons between electric, gas, and other equipment
  • Have a thorough understanding of energy management methods, energy conservation and efficiency programs, energy auditing, distributed generation, and the ability to explain/recommend such programs to customers and contractors
  • Be able to perform maintenance and inspection of energy management installations and the ability to respond to member billing questions

The successful candidate must have strong communication skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office software, and the ability to learn new software applications.
Journeyman electrician preferred.

Submit resume including salary history and three professional references by September 21, 2020 to workat@meeker.coop or mail to

Meeker Cooperative Light and Power Association
Attn: Mary Alice Holm
1725 US Highway 12
Litchfield, MN 55355

MCLP is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

HELP WANTED: FOREMAN JOURNEYMAN LINE WORKER

Meeker Cooperative Light and Power Association is accepting applications for a Foreman Journey Line Worker position. MCLP bills 9,100 accounts over its 1,900 miles of electric line and is located in Litchfield, MN. Meeker also provides wireless and fiber-to-the-home broadband service.

Position Requirements:

The successful candidate should possess a thorough knowledge of electricity and electrical systems, ability to climb and mechanical aptitude.  The successful candidate must be able to construct and maintain both overhead and underground power lines in a safe and efficient manner.

Candidate must have a valid journeyman line worker license, 5 years experience on a distribution system and a valid Minnesota Class A CDL and health card. Completion of a technical school line worker program is preferred; foreman/supervisory or leadership experience also preferred.

Strong communication skills and proven experience in safety rules, procedures and practices required. Computer skills a plus. Understanding of electrical system engineering design and principles preferred.

Submit resume including salary history and three professional references by September 25, 2020 to workat@meeker.coop or mail to

Meeker Cooperative Light and Power Association

Attn: Mary Alice Holm

1725 US Highway 12

Litchfield, MN 55355

 

MCLP is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

 

NOTICE TO MEEKER CO-OP MEMBERS
REGARDING
COVID-19


Meeker Cooperative is committed to the safety of its members and employees. As a result, we are closely following the guidelines of the Governor and CDC during this pandemic. As an essential service provider, Meeker Cooperative will continue overall business operations while practicing preventative pandemic measures. Keeping the lights on and internet connected is vital to our member-owners.

Following are some of the measures we have enacted to ensure the health of the Co-op’s employees and our members while continuing business operations. Additional actions to help members through this pandemic are listed as well.

• Meeker’s office lobby will remain closed at least through the “Stay at Home” order.
• While many employees are working from home your phone calls will continue to be answered as best and quickly as possible during our normal office hours of 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Co-op’s office number is 320-693-3231.
• Additional ways to contact us are by filling out the Contact Us information on the Coop’s website www.meeker.coop or by email to customerservice@Meeker.coop.
• We have taken actions to ensure the safety and health of our field personnel while we continue to provide reliable service and restore any outages as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We encourage members to make bill payments through:
o SmartHub – SmartHub allows you to manage automatic credit card drafts and make one-time payments via checking/savings or credit card. Online payments will post to your account once you receive a confirmation email. You can sign up for SmartHub at www.meeker.coop.
o Phone – Call 844-834-4462 to make payments by Credit or debit card or bank account. Payments will post to your account once you receive a confirmation number.
o Automatic Bank Draft – Your payment is drafted from your checking or savings account on the due date. Call our office at 320-693-3231 to set up this service.
• We have extended operating under Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule for nonpayment and will waive late payment fees through Minnesota’s Peacetime Emergency Declaration. We will work with members on establishing payment plans for members requesting such arrangements.
The Annual Meeting (Business Meeting Only) scheduled for Monday, April 6 is postponed and will be rescheduled for later in the year. Our members in District 5 also received a ballot for director elections in that district. Those ballots will be held by the Cooperative’s law firm for counting at the rescheduled Annual Meeting.
• To help members with school age children that need to do E-learning get connected to Rip Snort’n Fast internet we are offering a VIBRANT U Education Scholarship. The Scholarship offers three months free of VIBRANT’s Essential Internet Package. Check it out on VIBRANT’s website vibrantbroadband.com/scholarship.
Communication is key. As we face these unique and unprecedented times together, please help us communicate in a timely, and cost-effective manner by providing us with your current email address. I simply ask you to go our website Meeker.coop and click on the link to provide your email address. Please be assured we do not sell any member information nor allow others to use it in any way. Thank you.

The Board of Directors and employees understand this is a difficult time and we remain confident that with a focus on safety and health we will get through this successfully. Please be assured that your team at Meeker Cooperative Light and Power Association continues to work hard to keep your lights on and VIBRANT internet streaming.

We thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay healthy and safe.

Karen Becker, Board President
Tim Mergen, CEO/GM

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