It’s back-to-school time, which means we say good-bye to our student workers.
Each summer, Basin Electric hires dependent children of employees to work at our various facilities. The student workers have to be 18 years old and enrolled in college or have received an acceptance letter from an accredited school/college.
Darrell Schulz, general mechanic at Headquarters, oversees the work done by the student workers in facilities and praises what they do. “Summer is a busy season for us, and they help out so much by mowing the lawn, weed whacking, and helping with housekeeping and doing other tasks. We couldn’t do it without them,” he says.
This summer brought a mixture of new and veteran student workers to the Headquarters building. When asked what they like about Basin Electric’s student summer work program, “awesome pay” and “good hours” were immediately mentioned. Those assigned to facilities also appreciated being able to work outside. But Anthony Hellman, whose mom works at Headquarters, said he had the best benefit: “being able to have lunch with my momma.”
We’re sure his mom would agree!
Most of the student workers have wrapped up their summer employment with Basin Electric to return to college. But a couple of students working in facilities at Headquarters will be employed through the fall, while they are enrolled at Bismarck State College.