Career Opportunities

Why Choose a Career with Central Electric Cooperative (CEC)? 

  • Local, community-focused organization. 
  • Dynamic and exciting industry. 
  • Competitive wages and excellent benefits. 
  • Challenging roles where every day is different. 

Click here to view current employment opportunities. 

For more information about CEC, please click here

Utility Operations

If you enjoy building and maintaining technical equipment, working outdoors, or solving mechanical problems, consider a career in utility operations. These roles include: 

  • Electrical Distribution Construction and Maintenance
  • Dispatch
  • Warehouse
  • Vehicle Fleet Maintenance and Management
  • Right-of-Way Management

Are you curious about what it's like for linemen to work at Central Electric? Click here to find out. 

Technical Roles

If you enjoy planning, designing and managing technical facilities; working with computers; recording, producing, and analyzing information; promoting the safety and well-being of people; and solving complex problems, consider one of our technical careers. These roles include: 

  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • GIS Mapping
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Professional Services

If you enjoy analyzing financial data, developing employee programs, or have strong writing and communication skills, consider one of our professional services careers. These roles include: 

  • Accounting
  • Finance 
  • Purchasing
  • Human Resources
  • Communications
  • Safety
  • Member Service 

CEC is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for positions without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability or any other characteristics or status protected by law. Applicants may request any accommodation needed to participate in the application process. 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs).  Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email:
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CEC employees enjoy a competitive salary and a business casual dress code. 

CEC is able to offer employees one of the best benefit packages in the industry as a result of collaboration with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). By being a part of NRECA that has over 70,000 cooperative employees combined, CEC is able to offer employees medical, dental and vision benefits; 401(k) plans; a defined benefit pension plan; paid holidays; paid time off; company-paid insurance plans; and a corporate wellness program -- just to name a few.

  • Apply: When you see we have a job opening that matches your interest, apply to begin the application process. You can apply by filling out the above, linked online application or mailing a hard copy of your resume and cover letter to:

          Human Resources
          c/o Central Electric Cooperative
          P.O. Box 329
          Parker, PA 16049

  • Interview: Our recruiting team will review applications for each vacancy. If your application is selected, a member of our team will contact you. You can find plenty of information on this site to prepare you for your interview. You can learn about our business and culture, and identify ways that your skills and experience can benefit our organization. 
  • Offer: If you’ve successfully completed the interview process and are identified as the candidate we’d like to hire, you’ll be contacted by our Human Resources Department. We will send you an offer letter outlining the details of the job offer. Your employment opportunity will be contingent on passing a drug and alcohol test. 


CEC’s office is located in Parker, Pennsylvania in the Allegheny Clarion River Valley. However, current employees reside throughout Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Forest, Mercer and Venango counties. 

The Parker area offers many activities and is one of Pennsylvania’s most charming small towns, home to the American Golf Hall of Fame and the oldest golf course in continuous use in the United States. The area also provides a variety of experiences including antiques, dining, events and festivals, galleries and open studios, wineries, the Allegheny River, and miles of bicycling and hiking trails. Click here to learn more about the areareal estate, and school information. 

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