Job Types

The majority of careers at MGE fall into four general areas:

Administrative and Clerical
Education: Two- to four-year degree or equivalent
Administrative Support Administrative Assistants provide support such as keying, word processing, operating office equipment, maintaining databases and preparing reports.
CAD (Computer-Aided Drafting) CAD operators use computers to draw gas and electric system maps and diagram systems.
Clerical Support Customer Account Representatives and Accountants handle a variety of accounting functions and maintain financial records.
Customer Call Center Customer Service Representatives help customers open and close accounts, answer questions concerning bills, resolve billing problems and field emergency calls over the phone.
Energy Services Specialist Energy Services Specialists advise customers on ways to conserve energy.

Top of page

Business
Education: Requires a four-year degree
Accounting
  • Accountants prepare, analyze and verify financial information.
  • Internal Auditors examine and evaluate financial records and procedures to ensure accuracy and regulatory compliance.
  • Budget Analysts help departments prepare their budgets and provide support for rate case hearings.
  • Tax Specialists prepare corporate tax returns, research tax issues and monitor tax compliance.
Business Analyst Business Analysts use technical and analytical skills to recommend and implement improvements to the processes, procedures and systems of running the energy business in areas such as customer service, customer billing and business administration.
Communications Communications professionals produce and deliver corporate messages and information for many audiences using a variety of written, visual and electronic media.
Energy Analyst Energy Analysts use economics and statistics to forecast electric and natural gas sales and assist in developing strategies to ensure our reliable energy supplies at the lowest costs.
Finance Financial Analysts assess the present and future financial status for funding of the Company, plan for long-term and short-term needs and ensure compliance with regulated financial practices.
IT Technician
  • Help Desk Specialists resolve computer users' hardware and software questions.
  • Network Technicians provide support for corporate computing, networking and connectivity issues.
  • Security Administrators maintain and implement controls to keep Company computer systems safe.
  • Service Technicians install and service computer systems, test and repair equipment and perform preventative maintenance.
Information Systems
  • Computer Analysts research and design computer systems.
  • Systems Analysts determine how software and procedures can best solve business problems and increase efficiency.
  • Programmers write detailed computer instructions for customer, business and operations system processes.
  • Database Administrators design databases and coordinate data collection and storage systems.
Marketing Marketing Specialists focus on understanding customer needs and researching, developing, promoting and providing energy conservation and environmental products and services to meet those needs.

Top of page

Engineering
Education: Requires a four-year degree in engineering
Electrical Distribution Electrical Engineers help ensure that our customers have an adequate supply of energy by designing, constructing, installing, expanding and maintaining the electric systems to maintain the integrity and reinforce system reliabilities.
Energy Services Mechanical Engineers work in the areas of marketing, energy conservation and innovative energy. They provide information to architects, consulting engineers and building owners concerning life-cycle costs for energy conservation improvements and the efficient construction of commercial, industrial and residential buildings.
Environmental Environmental Engineers help improve our Company's environmental footprint by developing environmental protection programs and tracking compliance with federal and State regulations.
Natural Gas Distribution Mechanical or Civil Engineers are involved in the overall design, construction and maintenance of the natural gas distribution pipelines.
Generation/Power Plant Electrical and Mechanical Engineers maintain electrical and mechanical systems and processes within our power plants by maintaining, automating, installing, retrofitting and replacing existing equipment.
Planning Electrical and Industrial Engineers in energy resource planning analyze the type and quantity of system additions that may be needed to meet future customer energy needs. They conduct studies using computer models of our present and future systems based on supply-and-demand changes.
Power Supply Electrical and Industrial Engineers match the electrical energy produced to meet our fluctuating customer load. System reliability is assured using sophisticated equipment to monitor and control generation and line flows. This maintains an adequate supply of energy most efficiently and economically.

Top of page

Technical
Education: Hands-on experience, technical certifications, or associates degrees
Cable Splicer Cable Splicers install, repair, and maintain underground electric cable and vault equipment in the electric network system.
Metering Technician Meter Testers use electrical and electronic measuring tools and equipment to ensure customers' electric and gas meters accurately register energy use.
Gas Technician
  • Pipe Layers install, repair and replace all gas distribution piping so natural gas energy can flow to customers.
  • Leak Survey workers use special equipment to detect gas leaks in underground piping, meters or appliances that use natural gas.
  • Welders maintain and repair welding on gas piping.

    MGE Position Description - Gas Technician [9 kB PDF]
Industrial Electrician and Instrument Technician Positions in this classification check, test, adjust, calibrate, inspect, maintain, and improve equipment necessary for the safe and efficient operation of Energy Production facilities.
Line Technician
  • Line workers construct, maintain and repair the overhead and underground network of power lines that carry electricity from generating plants to consumers.
  • They also operate the substations which control the circuit breakers and switches to balance loads and operate the electric system as efficiently as possible.

    MGE Position Description - Electric Line Technician [12 kB PDF]
Power Plant Technician
  • Power Plant Technicians control the pumps and valves that supply fuel, air and water to the boilers.
  • Control the turbines that drive the generators.
  • Check, clean and maintain pumps, fans, blowers, condensers, evaporators, water conditioners, compressors and coal pulverizers.

    MGE Position Description - Power Plant Technician [8 kB PDF]
Service Locators Survey Technicians locate electric and gas underground services using instruments and electronic distance-measuring equipment.

Top of page