Human Resources

Are you the ideal Team MTE player?

Middle Tennessee Electric is more than a utility, electric cooperative or public power company. We are a group of people serving our family, friends and communities by providing electricity and support to live comfortably, affordably and conveniently. Team MTE shows up every day to make life better — for everyone. 

We love living and working in Middle Tennessee, and based on the growth in our area,  it seems that other people do too. MTE provides electricity to some of the fastest-growing areas in our state. This growth has helped us become the second-largest not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative in America and the largest in Tennessee. We gain hundreds of new members each year. As our membership grows, Team MTE grows. That’s why we look for humble, hungry and people smart employees who can help us fulfill our purpose, mission and vision.

About Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE)

Founded in 1936, MTE is the largest electric cooperative in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) region and the second largest in the United States, serving more than 600,000 Tennesseans via 315,000 accounts covering nearly 2,200 square miles in 11 Middle Tennessee counties, primarily Rutherford, Cannon, Williamson, and Wilson. Municipalities served include Murfreesboro, Franklin, Brentwood, Smyrna, Lavergne, Lebanon, and Mt. Juliet. MTE employs 510 people in 7 local offices and its Murfreesboro corporate headquarters.

More Information for Job Applicants

Team MTE has built a culture rooted in humble, hungry and people smart individuals. Combined with our innovative mindset, our employees are encouraged to find innovative ways to provide affordable, reliable and safe electricity while maintaining and improving our member support expectations. Our team works to serve our members and each other every day. 

MTE continuously seeks ways to develop, build and grow our team with multiple career advancement and fulfillment paths. MTE offers employee growth and training programs like the tuition reimbursement program, access to industry conferences, paid workshops, online education subscriptions, apprenticeships and on-the-job training.  

Our employees are actively encouraged to engage with the members, nonprofits, and communities we serve. That’s why, at the discretion of our president, we offer 8 hours of paid volunteer time each year to our employees. We look forward to meeting our members in their communities to provide the assistance and support they may need. 

Team MTE is well equipped to perform their jobs. From line crews to our office teams, our employees have access to outstanding technology, tools and equipment, with safety always being the top priority. Because we serve a four-county area, we have in-house fleet services and information technology teams ready to assist our employees at a moment’s notice. It’s one of the reasons we’ve been able to equip Team MTE to work in the office, remotely or in the field effectively and efficiently.  

MTE wants to attract and retain the best and brightest teammates. In addition to competitive compensation packages, our human resources team has put together an excellent benefits package that includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Matching 401(k) 
  • ROTH 401(k) 
  • Accrued paid time off for vacation and sick leave 
  • Eleven paid holidays each year 
  • Employee pension program  
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance 
  • Mental health and well-being programs 
  • Discounts for products and services from companies like United Communications, Verizon and Nissan 
  • Financial and retirement planning services 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Workout equipment and rooms at each office 

MTE employs hundreds of people, but not all of us work on the actual electric grid. Our line crews, engineers and operation teams help ensure our system is built, maintained and repaired to provide the highest quality of electric service. However, Team MTE also has a large support staff to help engage and communicate with our members and employees. From finance to member services and information technology to human resources, our employees are trained professionals with a wide range of skills and education. We need a diverse group of people to keep MTE running, so don’t worry if building poles and wires isn't your career path. 

Many of our employees are former military and active reservists. We were awarded the Employer Patriot Award by the Employer Support of the National Guard and Reserves. This award recognizes employers for their dedicated support of employees’ military service. At MTE, we realize that the Guard and reserves are essential to the strength of our nation and the well-being of our communities. We appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to Team MTE, and we will continue to pursue opportunities to hire guardsmen, reservists and veterans. 

We believe hiring the right person for the job is the key to reducing turnover and improving employee engagement and satisfaction. 

To join Team MTE, candidates need to complete an application and submit any required documentation for an open position through our career link on our website. We contact candidates who meet the job requirements about moving forward to the next step in the process, which could be a pre-recorded video interview, virtual meeting or an in-person interview. While we want to fill positions as quickly as possible, we aim to find the most qualified candidate for the role. 

MTE is proud to have a great relationship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). We participate in their Code of Excellence program, designed to ensure the highest standards of excellence at every IBEW workplace. Leaders and employees commit to demonstrating the IBEW’s core values of safety, professionalism, accountability, relationships and quality in everything they do. 

Team MTE receives regular communications from their supervisors and leadership to keep them engaged and involved with events and initiatives happening around the cooperative. Team MTE’s leadership uses a proactive coaching model that gives continuous feedback. Our teammates know how they are performing and ways to identify ways to grow in their careers and specific roles. 

MTE’s CEO publishes a weekly letter through our intranet and holds a monthly virtual Town Hall to answer questions from the team. Our intranet is called the Wire, and it contains weekly and daily updates to help our teammates stay informed on cooperative news and changes. Team MTE can also read Short Circuits — a monthly internal newsletter with interviews and articles about our industry, organization and team members. 

Our members, businesses, and communities need power 24/7. To achieve this, Team MTE embraces an “Always On” mentality. From line crews to member support specialists and engineers to communicators, our employees work various schedules to keep the system up and running. We believe in having personal time for things like vacations, family and rest, but we are always prepared to serve our members and fellow employees when the unexpected happens. These times are typically brief and sporadic, but Team MTE is committed to helping our members when the power goes out — even if that happens outside of business hours. 

United Communications Careers

MTE and United Communications have joined forces to bring broadband to our service territory's unserved and underserved members. Their organization shares a similar culture to ours, and they are actively looking for humble, hungry and people smart candidates to join their fantastic team. If you are interested in joining the United Communications team, you can learn more and view their current openings at https://united.net/careers/

Contact MTE Human Resources Team

If you've not found what you're looking for, please reach out to us. Our human resources team can help you find the information you're looking for or pass your information along to the right department to follow up. You can give us a call at 877-777-9020 or use the human resources contact form.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

It is the policy of MTE to ensure compliance with the nondiscrimination obligations of Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Readjustment Act, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and each of their amendments and implementing regulations.  It is the policy of MTE that no person shall be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability status or status as a protected veteran.

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