Discover a Powerful Opportunity at Associated Electric Cooperative

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.


Associated Electric is a member-owned cooperative. It operates to serve its owners with the lowest-cost, reliable wholesale power supply. We're owned by six generation and transmission cooperatives (G&Ts) that formed Associated in 1961 to provide wholesale power supply. Those six G&Ts are owned by 51 distribution cooperatives, which are owned by the 875,000 home, business and industry owners at the end of the line.

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Our Careers

If you are ready for a highly visible role, a chance to accomplish your professional goals and to partner with an award winning organization — Associated Electric Cooperative has opportunities for you.

Working at AECI is more than a job, it is a career filled with challenges, rewarding work experiences, state-of-the-art tools and exceptional benefits. We are a premier employer comprised of the best and the brightest in the industry.

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Our Locations

As Missouri’s third largest utility, Associated Electric is proud to offer career opportunities at several locations across Missouri. Associated Electric operates its Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri and has two additional locations across the state. Our Thomas Hill Energy Center is located in north-central Missouri. The New Madrid Power Plant is located in the southeastern part of the state, alongside the Mississippi River.

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Current Openings

  • Journeyman Welder/Mechanic
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Senior Electrical Reliability Specialist
  • Environmental Intern
  • Accounting Intern
  • Video Production Intern
  • Editorial/Writing Internship
  • Human Resources Intern
  • Supervisor, Gas Plant Operations
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • Student Laborer
  • Engineer
  • Senior Outage Coordinator

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