Arkansas Electric Cooperative

  • Assistant Plant Manager - Camden, AR

    Job Locations US-AR-Arkansas
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/6/2018 6:16 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    McClellan Power Plant
    Min Pay Rate
    USD $97,000.00/Yr.
    Max Pay Rate
    USD $120,000.00/Yr.
  • Overview

    Assistant Plant Manager

    Camden, AR, USA

    McClellan Generation Station / Full Time

    *This position qualifies for the AECC/AECI employee referral program


    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.


    An Assistant Plant Manager provides the initiative, technical ability and responsibility to assist the Plant Manager in managing the operation of the power plant or plants consistent with the mission of the Cooperative. 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.




    • Manages the activities of power plant operations personnel and assists Plant Manager in analyzing problems with plant operation and maintenance.
    • Participates in Power Supply Operations Safety Committee in development of overall departmental safety program and implements safety program at the plant with the cooperation of the Maintenance Supervisor subject to the advice and consent of the Plant Manager.
    • Inspects plant equipment routinely including equipment located at remotely located hydroelectric turbine and combustion turbine plants.
    • Assumes the authority of and executes the duties and responsibilities of Plant Manager during his absence.
    • Maintains familiarity with AECC Safety Manual and applicable OSHA rules and regulations and reviews work practices periodically to insure good safety practices are being adhered to.
    • Adheres to all applicable internal AECC policies and procedures regarding NERC and FERC compliance and provides training and direction to plant operations personnel to insure compliance.
    • Develops work schedules for operations personnel in such a manner as to minimize overtime and reviews time reports, sick and vacation leave reports of operations personnel.
    • Reviews daily schedules for power production, lubrication and general duties with Senior Operators and prepares daily operating reports and surveys of operation.
    • Advises the Plant Manager on the development and implementation of the planned maintenance program, coordinates plant maintenance work with Maintenance Supervisor, and reviews records of completed maintenance as it effects plant operation.
    • Develops plant water treatment plan and coordinates water treatment and testing with the assistance of Office Manager/Lab Technician and water treatment consultant.
    • Informs Dispatchers of plant availability and confers with them about generation schedules as necessary.
    • Reviews all aspects of plant operation to insure all applicable laws, regulations, and permit requirements are adhered to; directs training program for plant operations personnel.
    • Reviews and recommends to the Plant Manager appropriate changes in plant equipment, design, or operational policies and procedures to maximize plant efficiency and reliability.
    • Conducts plant inspection tours with insurance and regulatory agency inspectors and inspects fire protection equipment routinely and insures correct fire protection procedures are being followed.
    • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities may include but are not limited to interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Associate’s Degree in Business Administration or related field, plus 5 years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Valid Driver's license
    • Arkansas Boilers License or the ability to obtain within one year
    • Ability to legally operate commercial motor vehicles under 26,000 pounds
    • Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing
    • Must have clear understanding of the fundamentals of accounting, management, scheduling and mathematics.
    • Must be skilled in working with and through others.
    • Must have a thorough understanding of all aspects of utility power plant operation and maintenance including principles of combustion, heat transfer, thermodynamics, mechanics, fluid mechanics, electrical theory, instrumentation and control theory, water treatment, etc.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 1 to 3 years’ supervisory experience


    • 2 Retirement Plan Options
    • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • 9 Paid holidays
    • Educational assistance
    • Paid time off
    • Short-term disability
    • Long-term disability
    • Free & confidential employee assistance program


    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.



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