Job Openings

Barrow is currently experiencing a housing shortage.  Due to the remote location, BUECI encourages potential applicants to take into consideration the low availability of housing before applying for an opening.  Some positions include housing and/or relocation assistance; positions with these benefits are noted below.

We currently do not have any open positions.  Please check back in the future!

Download a BUECI Employment Application or request a paper application by contacting Member Services at 907-852-6166, Option 1 during normal business hours.

At Barrow Utilities and Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BUECI), we don’t just employ people, we make them part of our family. We employ approximately 70 employees, including two union groups (linemen and operators) and a non-union management and administrative staff, with competitive salaries and excellent benefits. BUECI recognizes that our employees are our greatest asset. Here you’ll have the opportunity to provide vital services in the most unique utility in the country. So, join us today!

Learn more about Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative, Inc. on our YouTube channel!

Hiring Process

The hiring process consists of three steps: apply, interview, and decide.  Learn more here.


BUECI hires linemen and linemen apprentices which are represented (union) through IBEW Local 1547.

Linemen are invited to apply through IBEW Local 1547 (Fairbanks, Alaska) if their residence is outside of Barrow/Utqiagvik, or can apply directly with BUECI if their permanent residence is Barrow/Utqiagvik.

For more information, contact Kris Kolodziej, Electric Distribution Superintendent, at 907-852-6166.

Applicants can apply to posted job openings using the employment application.

Operator and Mechanic Positions

BUECI hires for the following positions which are represented (union) through IBEW Local 1547:

  • Barrow Utilidor System (BUS) Operators who may work with water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection, and wastewater treatment.
  • Mechanics who may work with electric generation and water production (utility plant) or with vehicles and heavy equipment.
  • Natural Gas Crew

Applicants can apply to posted job openings using the employment application.

Administrative and Management Positions

For Administrative and Management Positions (non-union), applicants can apply to posted job openings using the employment application and provide a resume.  The hiring process includes one or more interviews.  Management positions may include a site visit.  The General Manager is hired by the Board of Directors.

Human Resources

Telephone: (907) 852-6166
PO Box 449
Barrow, AK 99723

Employment applications and current job postings are also available in the Member Services/Billing Office.

Equal Opportunity

BUECI is committed to equal opportunity. We recruit, employ, compensate, train, develop and promote without regard to race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, national origin or any other protected status.