Mission: Our mission is to provide an economical and reliable power supply and support services to its members.
Each employee at Associated Electric plays a part in providing economic and reliable power to member-owners located across rural Missouri, Iowa, and Oklahoma. Associated employs about 665 people at three Missouri locations offering employment opportunities across a wide spectrum of technical, operational and professional disciplines. The cooperative is committed to employees, providing a competitive compensation and benefit package as well as opportunities for personal and professional development.
Nearly 875,000 homes, farms and businesses count on their rural electric cooperatives to deliver electricity 24/7. And they do with power from Associated Electric, the wholesale power supplier to six regional generation and transmission cooperatives (G&Ts) that serve 51 local electric cooperatives in Missouri, southeast Iowa and northeast Oklahoma.
Associated Electric has many strengths: tremendous generation and transmission assets; a strong balance sheet; and a dedicated, talented workforce. If you are ready to work with a company whose financial position and credit ratings continue to be among the best in the country and in a work environment where leaders truly care about the well-being if its workforce, you have come to the right place.
Nation's top-rated G&T grows from cash-starved co-op
Since its formation in 1961 by six generation and transmission cooperatives, Associated Electric Cooperative has grown under the leadership of its member-directed board and management. Today, Associated Electric has a strong financial position, diverse power supply, integrated transmission system and is positioned as one of the lowest-cost generation and transmission cooperatives in the nation.
Throughout the years of change and challenge, however, Associated Electric has never lost focus of the reason it was formed: to provide an economical and reliable power supply and support services to its members.
Members – those families, business owners and industries at the end of their local co-op’s distribution lines – are what we’re all about. Those members drive this three-tiered system of cooperatives.
Technically though, Associated Electric Cooperative has only six customers.
Those six are our owners, the six generation and transmission cooperatives (G&Ts) that formed Associated Electric in 1961 and continue to own, govern and direct Associated Electric, their wholesale power supply cooperative, today.
Associated Electric is bound by all-requirements contracts to supply all the power supply needs of our six owners. We also sell into the marketplace power not needed by our members to bring in revenue for the benefit of our member-owners.
The six G&Ts each send two directors to Associated Electric’s board of directors, typically the G&T manager and a director from the G&T’s board.
Our 12-member board is informed and involved in setting the direction of Associated Electric, and the board is sized to act quickly to seize opportunities, assess risks and ensure the cooperative is meeting its mission.
Associated Electric board members report on wholesale power supply issues to the boards of the six generation and transmission cooperatives, whose boards are comprised of their owners – the distribution cooperatives.
It’s a grass-roots, bottom-up governance that ensures member-consumers are represented.
Our board annually sets Associated Electric’s wholesale power supply rates, balancing members’ need for low-cost, reliable power with Associated Electric’s need to remain financially strong and flexible.
Year after year, the three major bond rating agencies cite our member governance as a strength that makes Associated Electric one of the top-rated wholesale power suppliers in the country.
I have been working at Associated Electric Cooperative full-time
You are valued and compensation is good.
There is pressure to perform. At times a very heavy work load Advancement can be slow and often times not clear as to what the requirements are.
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Clear paths to advancement.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Associated Electric Cooperative (Springfield, MO) in January 2016.
Very lengthy interview only problem they lied to me on most of the questions I asked kind of not very personable. The panel kept everyone on task and very rigid. The interview should have been more technical in nature as it didn't cover any real control issues I really believe they wanted a body to fill the position not someone that knows the job
Salary was negotiable be careful what job they offer you kind of hard to negotiate pay when they hire you then give you a promotion for the same pay
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