Benefits of Working at EILP

Work with Eastern Iowa REC and improve the lives of rural eastern Iowans.

Competent people are our biggest source of innovation and the drivers of our success. We are interested in people who are looking for challenges and are willing to strengthen and develop their skills in a multicultural work environment.

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Work hours are 7:30 a.m. -- 4 p.m.
  • Payday is every other Friday and direct deposit is available for all employees
  • Educational Assistance
  • Our health insurance is a PPO; Employee is eligible for health insurance on the 1st of the month after employment; the Cooperative pays 70% of the health insurance premium and the employee pays 30%
  • 125 Flexible Spending Plan
  • Effective immediately, employees are enrolled in our Long-Term Disability, Travel Accident, Group Term Life Accident insurance plans
  • Vacation is earned monthly and must be used within your calendar year; however, you can carry over 40 hours of vacation per year
  • 9 holidays a year: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) -- each employee receives 40 hours of PTO each year on January 1; however you will be unable to take your paid PTO leave until you have completed your 6-month probationary period
  • Sick leave -- earn 4.67 hours per month or 7 days a year, however, you will be unable to take your paid sick leave until you have completed your 6-month probationary period
  • Pension -- eligible after 12 months of continuous employment
  • 401K -- eligible after 6 months of continuous employment
  • Apprentices or lineman will be eligible to join the union after 6 months of service


Eastern Iowa REC has been serving the residents in our 12-county rural service area for more than seven decades.  Eastern Iowa provides electric power to a diverse membership that includes traditional farm operations, rural housing developments, industrial and commercial operations, schools and recreational facilities.

Our mission statement is clear and forward thinking:


The Cooperative is recognized as the company that sets the standards in our industry. We are proud of all of our specialists whose innovations continue to change the way the world thinks about electricity and wise energy use.


We seek talented people, with strong work ethics, with a drive to succeed, who are ready and willing to learn. At Eastern Iowa REC, we take care of our employees by actively encouraging their career development and offering a competitive wage and benefits package. Our managers are committed to coaching and encouraging their people towards agreed targets.

Cooperative employees are strongly committed to customer satisfaction.  Cooperative employees can look forward to a long career and have a strong sense of family. People at Eastern Iowa REC are proud of their place of employment; they believe that the Cooperative will continue to grow and prosper for many years to come.

To achieve our business targets we must also be innovative in managing our business and people. Continuous learning is the key element for Eastern Iowa REC employees and we specifically emphasize the importance of customer focus in addition to technical expertise.

Our employees are proud of their employer and very committed to the company and its targets.

Would you be interested in joining us?  

Eastern Iowa Light and Power Cooperative's Statement of Non-discrimination
Supersedes all other bulletins.

Eastern Iowa Light and Power Cooperative, 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 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.  Eastern Iowa Light & Power Cooperative is an equal opportunity provider and employer The person responsible for coordinating this organization's nondiscrimination compliance efforts is Kirk W. Trede, Chief Executive Officer.  To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at filing cust.html. 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: (l) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D>C> 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email : pro gram. intake( USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Benefits of Working at EILP
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