Transmission Technician


Arkansas Electric Cooperatives
Little Rock, AR 72201
United States

Description
Power Delivery - Full Time

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) is an organization with a rich history and a bright future. As a leader in the energy industry we look to our employees to help us grow, change, and provide power to over 500,000 members of our 17 electric distribution cooperatives.

A Technician provides technical skills required to give AECC a soundly constructed, properly maintained and reliably operated power delivery system. We’re looking for someone who can maintain a high degree of situational awareness to meet continually changing system conditions with a fresh and adaptable approach. In this position, you will be given the opportunity to work alongside peers who are versatile, enthusiastic, and continuing to strive to push AECC and our mission forward.

Responsibilities

Participates in the installation, maintenance and testing programs for AECC's or Member Cooperatives' substations, transmission lines, and delivery points.

Ensures compliance with AECC's Prescribed System Maintenance and Testing Program and NERC Compliance and recordkeeping associated with AECC maintenance and tracking forms and documents.

Reads substation data. Collect and log data. Visually inspects equipment at each meter location and report problems.

Maintains and uses test equipment and tools used for construction and maintenance.

Performs tests on AECC's or member cooperatives' system using AECC's test equipment and procedures.

Assembles, installs, tests, calibrates and maintains meters, relays, communication, control, stored energy, lighting, climate control, transformers, switches, breakers, regulators, communications equipment, transmission lines and associated systems.

Assists with the inspection, use and maintenance of AECC's mobile substations.

Assists personnel, upon request, with tasks relating to area of responsibility and assists them in the performance of their duties in times of need.

Participates in safety meetings, tailboard safety session and implements safety in the work area.

Participates in coordinating the installation of parts and supplies used for construction and maintenance.



Minimum Qualifications



High School diploma, plus 1 year related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Valid driver’s license

Must complete Northwest Lineman College training and AECC’s certification within required timeframes; depending on level of prior experience

Preferred Qualifications



Associate’s Degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering Technology or related field

At least two years Apprentice experience working for journeyman electrician or master electrician

Benefits

2 Retirement Plan Options

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

9 Paid holidays

Educational assistance

Vacation and sick leave accruals

Short-term disability

Long-term disability

Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program

Ready to begin your career with AECC? Apply online at www.aecc.com!

EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/DISABLED

Should you elect to apply for this position, AECC/AECI will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days, but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email.



Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.


Company Description
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) is proud to provide power for about 500,000 members of Arkansas' 17 electric distribution cooperatives. Long considered one of the top generation and transmission cooperatives in the nation, AECC has assets exceeding$1.3 billion and annual energy sales of over $657 million.
AECC provides power to its members - the 17 electric distribution cooperatives - through its diverse generation assets, which include three hydropower plants; three natural gas/oil - based plants and three natural gas-based-only plants. AECC also co-owns portions of three low-cost coal-based plants. The cooperative has a long-term purchase power agreement for 51 megawatts of wind energy.
Together, AECC, Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI) and the 17 electric distribution cooperatives, branded as the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, represent the second largest private organization in Arkansas.
With a presence in each of the state's 75 counties, the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas can proudly say, "We are Arkansas."
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