About Salem Electric
Who we are, how we operate, and our commitment to cooperative principles.
Founded in 1938, Salem Electric is a not-for-profit electric cooperative. Unlike investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives provide electricity to their consumer-members at cost. Reliable, renewable, electricity is distributed to members throughout our 17.5 square mile service territory.
Salem Electric is committed to the communities we serve by providing scholarships, heating assistance, donations, and electrical safety education. SE employees are members of your community who volunteer hundreds of hours annually to local organizations.
Five goals guide our business decisions.
- Reliable Service
- Good Customer Relations
- Good Employee Relations
- Financial Integrity
- Low Rates
All cooperative businesses adhere to seven guiding principles.
7 Cooperative Principles
- Open and Voluntary Membership
- Democratic Member Control
- Members' Economic Participation
- Autonomy and Independence
- Education, Training, and Information
- Cooperation Among Cooperatives
- Concern for Community
Salem Electric is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis, including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual preference.
Salem Electric Has an Opening for the Following Position
Salem Electric is an electric cooperative, serving approximately 19,000 members in a compact service area located in the Mid-Willamette Valley of Oregon. Lineworkers are members of the IBEW Local 125 union.
This position works as a member of a crew to install, repair, and maintain electrical power systems including overhead and underground lines. The work is performed on energized and de-energized overhead and underground lines ranging from 120 volts to 115,000 volts.
Essential job functions include preparing and setting line poles, structures, and towers, and troubleshooting, repairing, or replacing insulators, overhead and underground transformers, switches, faulted cables, defective high and low voltage conductors, wires, equipment, and other related hardware. Hot sticking experience is required.
Applicants must have a journeyman lineman card and possess a valid First Aid/CPR card and an Oregon Class A CDL, or the ability to obtain one within 30 days. The successful candidate must pass a skills test. In addition, the candidate must pass a drug screening test and background check after a conditional offer of employment is extended. Must reside within a 30-minute response time to Salem Electric headquarters.
Salem Electric is an equal opportunity employer and offers an excellent benefit package. Current rate of pay per collective bargaining agreement is $55.45/hour.
Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to (503) 375-2645, or mail to PO Box 5588, Salem, OR 97304. For more information about the Salem-Keizer communities visit www.travelsalem.com.
Salem Electric has a defined service territory shown in gray and located within the boundary line on the map below. To start service or determine if a specific address is served by Salem Electric, please contact our office during business hours at 503-362-3601.
Meet Your Board of Directors
Salem Electric board members support the work of the general manager and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Directors are elected by the membership and serve three-year terms. Contact Us
Board meetings are held monthly and members are welcome to attend. Dates of upcoming board meetings are posted on our Meetings, Events, and Closures page, and both the Board Meeting Summaries and Minutes of Board Meetings are available for view.
Meet the Management Team
We’re here for you. Salem Electric's management team has over 96 years of dedicated experience working for Salem Electric. We love our co-op and we hope you do too.