Arkansas Electric Cooperative

  • 1st Class Line Worker CDL

    Job Locations US-AR-Arkansas
    Posted Date 3 months ago(9/17/2018 4:43 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1589
    # of Openings
    1
    Department
    Line Worker
    Min Pay Rate
    USD $29.00/Hr.
    Max Pay Rate
    USD $29.00/Hr.
  • Overview

    1st Class Line Worker - CDL

    Location Varies

    Construction Department – Full Time

     

    Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI) 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 1st Class Line Worker constructs and maintains electrical distribution and transmission systems. In this position, you will be given the opportunity to work alongside peers who are versatile, enthusiastic, and strive to push forward AECI’s mission.

     

    NOTE: This position is not with a member cooperative.  AECI contracts to member cooperatives and others as needed.  This contract work could include working for cities, municipalities and gas companies.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Installs poles, conductor, transformers, meters, hardware on energized lines or de-energized lines in keeping with specifications and customer requirements.
    • Reviews plans and specifications and understands safety rules and company policies and promote good relations with other crew members, patron cooperatives and the general public.
    • Operates bucket truck, digger-derrick and other equipment on job site, as required.
    • Informs supervisor of equipment and materials required to complete jobs. Assists foreman in carrying out work plans.
    • Trains other crew members in construction of electrical systems as directed by crew foreman.
    • Performs basic maintenance on equipment and vehicles used to perform assign duties.
    • The ability to handle necessary stress and work well with others are essential functions of this position.
    • Maintains jobsite in a neat and orderly condition.
    • Performs any other related duties as required for the effective and efficient operation of the Construction Department.

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    *As a condition of employment, this position requires a post – offer, pre-employment Fitness for Duty Exam

     

    • At least 4 years related experience and/or training. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Valid Class A or Class B Commercial Driver’s License
    • Must be able to travel to various locations throughout the state of Arkansas and stay overnight as required to complete work assignments.
    • Must be able to work extra hours when necessary and report to work whenever needed during non-scheduled working periods.
    • Must have working knowledge of REA plans and specifications for distribution and transmission and electric system key location maps.
    • Must be able to work in extreme temperatures and at excessive heights.
    • During storm season, expect in and out of state storm recovery work.
    • Must have tools required to perform duties and be able to perform routine maintenance on crew vehicles.

     

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • CPR and First Aid training

     

    Benefits

    • 401(k) Retirement Plan
    • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • 9 Paid holidays
    • Educational assistance
    • Paid Time Off
    • Short-term disability
    • Long-term disability
    • Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program

     

    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.

     

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