Employment Opportunities

We accept employment applications online only for current, specific vacancies, which have been posted with the Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS). Job postings with DWS include a copy of the written job description for the current vacancy. The written job description lists the essential duties for the position and the qualification requirements. You may also review employment opportunities with Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, a nationwide alliance of more than 750 local and member-owned electric cooperatives in 46 states.

All jobs are filled on the basis of qualifications and ability to perform the essential duties of the job; and without discrimination on the basis of race or color, religion or creed, sex, age, national origin or citizenship, and physical or mental disability. Blue Ridge Electric has taken measures to ensure that its online job application system is accessible to individuals with disabilities and to disabled Veterans. Reasonable accommodations will be made if necessary for qualified applicants with physical or mental disabilities. The extent of the accommodation and the reasonableness of any particular accommodation are determined on a case-by-case basis, considering various factors related to cost, safety, and the effect on how work is performed.

We are firmly committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. It is Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation and Blue Ridge Energies, LLC’s policy to comply with all laws related to equal employment opportunity in all personnel actions that affect employees or individuals seeking employment. If you have questions or need special accommodations such as computer access during the online application process due to a disability, please contact Karen Warlick, Human Resources, at 828-759-8938 or kwarlick@blueridgeemc.com.

Company Overview

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is a member-owned electric cooperative whose mission is to benefit member owners by providing reliable electric service at the lowest possible cost – delivered efficiently and with extraordinary member care. The guiding purpose is to be a major shaper of the future in our service area and to experience the joy of helping members of the community achieve new levels of economic prosperity. Blue Ridge Electric serves approximately 73,700 consumers in Northwest North Carolina including Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes, Avery and Alexander counties. The Cooperative is part of the Touchstone Energy network of cooperatives providing electricity and related services to over 30 million members across the nation.

Blue Ridge Energies is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation which provides propane, heating fuels, and propane gas hearth products. Ranked in the top 50 propane energy providers in the country. Blue Ridge Energies provides assistance and personal touch service and has a dedicated staff of 38 employees.

RidgeLink, LLC, is a limited liability company formed to help Blue Ridge Electric provide value to its membership by more fully utilizing the fiber optic system the cooperative has put in place for its electric system. RidgeLink is a telecommunication service currently available to business applications only and has been granted a certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity by the North Carolina Utilities Commission to serve as a Competitive Local Provider (CLP).

Benefits

  • On-site nurse practitioner offices; Wellness initiative; Succession planning and career development; Education reimbursement; Employee and dependent life insurance.
  • The companies operate in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • The companies offer ongoing training in order to develop talent leading to future opportunites within.

Nondiscrimination Statement

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer, including disabled & Veterans.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

EEO is the Law (Click on this EEOC link to view this information)

We are firmly committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. It is Blue Ridge Electric’s policy to comply with all laws related to equal employment opportunity in all personnel actions that affect employees or individuals seeking employment.

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