Grow in Your Career
Here at United, we're dedicated to encouraging life-long learning in all areas of our organization. Employees who wish to advance their careers can take advantage of continued on-the-job training, tuition reimbursement, apprenticeships, and students can apply for summer internships.
Always Safety First
United employees have amassed 2.5 million man hours without a lost-time accident, and that is not by accident. Our commitment to safety in our workplace is embraced as a core value across our organization – from out in the field to our headquarters offices. Learn more here.
More Than a Paycheck
Working for United is more than just a great paycheck. We offer employees medical and dental insurance, vacation, sick and holiday pay, a retirement plan and 401k accounts, tuition reimbursement, FSA-125 Cafeteria and HRA accounts—a few of many examples of United's benefits.
Living the Co-op Creed
We're not just the power company. We are a not-for-profit cooperative dedicated to providing members with exceptional service and value. Our governing and business decisions come from focusing on our members' best interests and our Seven Guiding Principles. Learn more here.
EMPOWER YOUR FUTURE AT UNITED
Get ready for a career that is filled with opportunities to learn, grow and advance in one of the most challenging and dynamic industries, and with a team of professionals that has earned a reputation for excellence within it —in safety, innovation, operational efficiency, reliability and consumer satisfaction (read about our consistently high ACSI scores in the Members First section here).
It starts with our mission statement.
United Cooperative Services will deliver
exceptional service and value to its membership.
While United’s 60,000-plus members rely on us every day to deliver affordable and reliable electric service to their homes and businesses, we never stop looking for ways to provide exceptional service and value as their trusted energy provider. To make that happen, our people are our greatest asset. The knowledge, skills, and perspectives our employees already bring to our member-centric focus have helped keep United at the forefront. That's why United's commitment to member service consistently leads the nation’s electric utilities in consumer satisfaction. Yet, we’re always setting the bar higher.
United is the sixth-largest electric cooperative in Texas, and we're still growing in a state where everything is touted proudly as being "bigger." Since 1938, we've provided electric service solutions that have brightened the energy futures of our members and the communities we serve. While our core business will forever be linked to our roots as an electric service provider, our organization was built on a progressive footing that will always serve as the springboard for new service horizons.
Our many successes as a company can be attributed to the valued relationships we’ve formed with both our members and our employees. Those relationships are built on honesty, integrity and transparency, and they are built to last. United’s average career service spans are about 20-30 years. That’s not only due in part to the experience and training our employees receive, but also to the excellent pay and benefits we provide to our employees AND their families. We also believe it is due to the many opportunities that exist at United for making a difference in others' lives and seeing the results firsthand. Your work here can make a difference to our members and in the communities we serve, too.
So what are you waiting for? Apply now and become part of United. We can’t wait to welcome you into the family.
Join the company that inspires better consumer experiences through a culture of innovation and teamwork."
Scouting For Talent
When an opening occurs in any department at United, we often are seeking applicants with certain training and experience. Match these openings as they occur with your experience, background and skill set:
Administrative and clerical support positions
Electrical engineers, field engineering, engineering services-mapping GIS, engineering/technical services - metering and AMI
Executive and management positions
Entry-level workers and interns
IT, finance, accounting, energy advisors, communications and other professional expertise careers
Member service representatives, key accounts
United is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Click to learn more.
Our Interview Process
Being a cooperative is more than just our business model. It's how we approach working together. We share knowledge, listen, collaborate and solve problems together. That's why it's not unusual to find people from different areas of our operation sitting in on interviews.
The application process begins here by filling out our online form. If you meet our qualifications, a member of our Human Resources team will reach out for more information. A typical interview process may include:
1. A brief initial telephone interview
2. A first-round interview with a member of HR
3. Possible written testing, drug testing and background checks
4. A second-round interview, possibly with a panel of department leaders
5. A preliminary offering
6. A final offer following a vetting process
In-Person Interview Tips: Arrive on time prepared for the in-person interviews to last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Familiarize yourself with the job description of the position that interests you and a little about United Cooperative Services. Prepare any questions you may have in advance of the interview.