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PREMA is seeking a Journeymen line tech to fill a vacancy on the line crew in Alliance, NE.  An Apprentice lineman may be considered.  Alliance is the main office and consists of six linemen.

Applicants must have a Certificate of Completion or Associates Degree from credited Power Linemen School.  Verifiable linework experience may be considered.

Qualified applicants must have a valid Nebraska CDL or be able to obtain one within 45 days of employment.

Qualified applicants must have a current CPR/FIRST AID/ AED card.

Experience with RUS construction standards is a plus.

Successful applicant will be required to submit to a pre-employment background check, physical examination and drug and alcohol tests.

PREMA offers a competitive wage with an excellent benefits package.

PREMA’s service territory covers 7,200 square miles in the central part of the Nebraska Panhandle and western sandhills.  Alliance has a population of approximately 8,000 people with excellent schools, hunting and fishing.

Applications for this position will be accepted until filled.
For a job application please select the the about us tab at the top of this page then scroll down to PREMA Employment. Please direct any questions to Boone Manion, at 308-762-1311.  Completed applications along with a resume shall be mailed to:    



         Attn: Boone Manion

         PO Box 677

         Alliance, NE  69301


Starting salary will be dependent upon verifiable experience.


Panhandle Rural Electric Membership Association is an equal opportunity provider and employer.







PREMA Board Approves 2022 Budget

With No Rate Increase


     The PREMA Board of Directors, at its October 26, 2021 meeting, approved a budget which included estimated total revenue of $14,500,000 and net margins of just over $1,400,000 and no rate increase.  The budget also includes a capital credit payment to the members of $490,000 or 3.4 percent of budgeted revenue.  Any margins at the end of the year will be allocated to the membership. 

     The budget reflects purchased power costs from Tri-State at over $7,751,000 which is 60 percent of PREMA’s total operating costs.

     Included in the 2022 budget is $411,000 for replacement of equipment including four pickup trucks and a UTV.  It also includes continued funding of preventative maintenance programs such as pole testing, tree trimming and substation testing. 

     Each year, certain financial ratios must be maintained to adhere to PREMA’s mortgage agreements with lenders.  The 2022 budget produced ratios that comply with these agreements.

     PREMA continues to invest in new plant (such as poles, wires and transformers).  These investments make PREMA’s electric system more reliable especially during severe weather.

     PREMA employees are dedicated to the mission of providing high quality electric service at a reasonable rate.  We at PREMA look forward to serving your electrical needs in the New Year.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at 308-762-1311.




Panhandle Rural Electric Membership Association is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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