Howard Electric Cooperative (HEC) is looking for a Manager of Operations to join our team in rural Central Missouri in 2020. This senior management position will manage and direct all aspects of the construction, operations, maintenance, and engineering functions of the cooperative’s distribution systems. HEC is a member-owned electric cooperative based in Fayette, MO., with a service area covering Howard County, along with portions of Randolph, Boone, and Chariton counties. Fayette has excellent schools, is the home of Central Methodist University, and sits just 30 minutes northwest of Columbia, MO. This rural location offers an abundance of hunting, fishing, and boating along with golfing, the Katy Trail, and other outside activities. People come to the area to raise their families or just retire because of the great community feel, location, education, and health services. The 30-minute drive to Columbia allows quick access to Division 1 sporting events, shopping, and fine dining. HEC offers an excellent retirement plan through NRECA, competitive benefit programs, and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications. This competitive benefit program includes company paid: medical, long-term disability, group life insurance, 401(k) plan, pension plan, and cooperative provided vehicle. The successful candidate should have eight years experience with a Rural Electric Distribution Cooperative with increasing responsibilities and a minimum of three years experience in managing the work of others. Knowledge of RUS work orders and work plan is preferred. High school graduate required, college degree preferred, (P.E.) Engineer preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent people and communication skills. Please send a resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three professional references or letters of recommendation to Richard Fowler, Chief Executive Officer, Howard Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 391, Fayette, MO 65248 or e-mail to email@example.com. Deadline for applications is September 15th, 2020.