Recruiters

Heather Schlenker

Heather Schlenker

Schlenker has held positions in the Engineering, Cooperative Planning and Human Resources departments.

What made you want to be a recruiter?

The variety of responsibilities and the opportunity to be some of the first employees to welcome new hires. I like connecting to job seekers and sharing my enthusiasm for working at the cooperative. 

What advice do you have for new employees in their first week at work?

Be involved with the various employee activities and connect with coworkers.

What is your favorite benefit of working at Basin Electric?

Do I have to pick one? Flexible work hours. If I get more choices: opportunity to grow, awesome coworkers, Family Night, Basin’s Backyard Garden, community presence, etc.

Vickie Volk

Vickie Volk

Volk has worked in Human Resources, Office of the General Manager, and for Dakota Gasification Company, a Basin Electric subsidiary, in the Electrical and Instrumentation department.

What keeps you here?

There are so many wonderful reasons for staying here: the philosophy of a cooperative, educational and training opportunities, flexible schedules, and the opportunities for growth in your career. Basin Electric has so many awesome benefits and offers a competitive salary.

What advice do you have for job applicants?

If you aren’t successful at getting the first position you applied for, don’t give up. Continue to apply for positions you are qualified for. 

What advice do you have for new employees in their first week at work?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

What is your favorite benefit of working at Basin Electric?

The retirement benefits. You just can’t beat them!

In a perfect world, what would you add to your workplace?

I couldn’t think of anything to add. Basin Electric does an awesome job at keeping our workplace up-to-date.

Give us some Basin Electric insider information.

Take advantage of the walking path; it’s a great way to meet coworkers and get fit at the same time.