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What is an Electric Cooperative?

All Co-ops Follow 7 Cooperative Principles:

  • Are non-profit electric utilities
  • Are owned by members they serve
  • Were established to provide at-cost electricity
  • Are governed by a Board of Directors
  • Serve an estimated 42 million people in 47 states
  • Employ 70,000 people in the United States
  • Voluntary and Open Membership
  • Democratic Member Control
  • Members' Economic Participation
  • Autonomy and Independence 
  • Education, Training and Information
  • Cooperation Among Cooperatives


Careers at Nueces Electric Could Include:

Operations Department:                               

  • Engineering, Staking Tech, Dispatcher, Project Manager, Journey Lineman, IT, Metering, Groundmen/Apprentice Trainee              

Compliance Department:

  • Payroll and Benefits, Human Resources, Communications, IT Department, Computers, Metering, Data Processing


  • CEO, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, IT Director, Retail Manager, Line Superintendent, Safety

Business Department:

  • Finance, Accounting, Billing, Member Relations, Credit Counselor, Work Order Clerk


NEC Takes Education Seriously:

  • On the job training for several positions with continuing education included
  • Tuition assistance if going to school while employed with NEC
  • Apprenticeships for Lineworker Certificatons: 4-year programs with large salary potential when complete
  • Any graduating senior is eligible for the Ramiro De La Paz Memorial Scholarship Program

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