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From Accounting to Operations, Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative looks for the best and brightest professionals. Working in the electric cooperative world isn't easy, but we feel it is the best work to “keep the lights on” for our Members. With the hard work of all our employees, we have done just that every day since April 20, 1938. Do you want to be part of our winning team? Hancock-Wood is looking for great people to join us as we provide the most reliable services at the best value for our Member/Owners.


For those positions that support, coach or manage others, we apply a different set of criteria to our recruitment and selection process. Communication, leadership and business skills come to the fore, and we apply a more in-depth process in assessing these traits. We look not only at core competencies required for success in the role, but also a great fit with the team and growth potential within the organization. In addition, we target the best-qualified, best-possible talent for those specific roles.  Apply here.

Accounting and Finance/Human Resources

Our Accounting and HR teams, lead by our highly trained CFO, are a dedicated group focused on achieving perfect audits; tracking and maximizing every penny of our Co-op’s revenue and expenses, and providing Human Resources support for our Cooperative. We look to secure top employment talent with complementing skill sets, proven experience and a good fit with the team culture. Hancock-Wood offers superior education and growth potential within the organization. Apply here.


Our Engineering Team, lead by our Vice President of Engineering and Operations, is a dynamic group responsible for installing and utilizing cutting-edge Supervisory Control Advisory Data Acquisition (SCADA), GIS and distribution automation systems. From engineering technicians to management, we all are part of the strong framework of employees found within our company. Engineers can start learning our processes as soon as their junior year of college as co-ops or interns. Once you join us, the growth potential for an engineer is as good as you are. With no barriers in place, your career can follow the path that you choose.  Apply here.


Do you want to be a part of a team using all of your skills while still being challenged to exceed goals in things like safety, production and quality? Want to see what the cutting edge in electric line distribution looks like? Then step up to the plate and join our team in Operations. The paths available, such as meter technician, apprentice, line worker, line supervisor, all the way to Vice President of Engineering & Operations, are numerous. Because we perform a variety of duties, there are many choices for where you can grow at Hancock-Wood. For those professionals who meet our standards, we offer an opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an environment committed to their successes. Apply here.

Member Services

We understand that our Member Services Representatives (MSRs) are the heart of our operations and the face and voice of our Co-op to Members and to community stakeholders. They drive and deliver an exceptional Member experience. The importance of hiring and retaining the right talent for growth positions is paramount for our front-line positions. MSRs must have the appropriate skill sets, disposition and competence to be successful and to dictate the most positive Member experience. Apply here.

Information Systems Technology

Are you eager for a career in Information Systems technology? Among many systems projects, we support the cutting-edge Supervisory Control Advisory Data Acquisition (SCADA) and distribution automation systems, while managing day-to-day network systems and electronic communications. There are several paths you can take, because we make the best use of your talents from application development to network management. If you have earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or a related discipline, we would like to discuss work for you in management, development, security, and data warehousing.. We want people who desire to interact with a employees at all levels of Hancock-Wood as well as with outside vendors. If you’re eager for the opportunity to develop technical solutions to real-life business applications, Apply here

Marketing and Communications

At Hancock-Wood, our recruiters use their real-world experience in the creative, marketing, communications and digital fields to connect talent to opportunity. We view recruiting as a creative process—combining innovation and capability to discover unique solutions. Our expectations are kept high so that our award-winning team can continue to bring regional and national experience to bear on our cutting-edge marketing projects. We are eager to match the best and brightest with the right job–and that could be you. Apply here.

Administrative Support

It takes a great team to support all of our Members and corporate partners at Hancock-Wood. Human Resources, Accounting, Member Services, Operations, Engineering, Marketing and Communications and Maintenance, all play an important part in delivering world-class services to our Members. If you want the challenge of being a part of a team atmosphere where our people are the power behind the service, consider a career with Hancock-Wood. Great careers grow with us! Apply here.


These positions, offered typically in summer to support an individual department such as Human Resources, Accounting, Member Services, Operations, Engineering, Marketing and Communications and Maintenance, will be offered again in 2015.  There is a wealth of opportunity in the experience and knowledge of the cooperative way to be gained that will benefit nearly every career path. These unpaid but highly valuable internships are scheduled for two-week intervals and count for Community Service Hours with most school systems and for some other organizations.  Apply here.

Positive Impact

Matching the best talent to the best workplace fit, leads to employees who perform well, take ownership and employ innovation to resolve Member issues. We know this leads to more satisfied Members, but it also leads to more contented, confident and loyal employees. Among the ranks of our valued team are employees celebrating 10, 15 and 30-year anniversaries at Hancock-Wood!

To see current positions available at other electric cooperatives around the United States, visit:  www.touchstoneenergy.jobs

Statement of Nondiscrimination

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 http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_ cust.html 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: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

We demonstrate our Concern for Community by volunteering and donating to local charitable causes. Nearly $500,000 in grants have been distributed in the last decade through grants and Operation Round Up funds to individuals and organizations in need. We also provide assistance to Habitat for Humanity, schools, churches and community events. To learn more, click on Community Involvement above. learn more

Members benefit from electric service reliability, competitive rates, money after co-op bills are paid in the form of patronage/capital credits, discounts, informative co-op publications, easy-to-access payment plans, rebates, scholarships, family-friendly Member-only events and a vote in the direction of Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op. To learn more, click on Member Benefits above. learn more

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative has granted more than $100,000 in scholarships within the last decade. An additional Power Systems Engineer (PSE) Scholarship has been added to the program. The winner of this scholarship is eligible for paid internship(s) in the co-op’s engineering department. learn more