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.
An Apprentice Line Worker constructs and maintains electrical distribution and transmission lines in a learning position to the extent of experience available. 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. Contract work could include working for cities, municipalities and gas companies.
Frames and installs poles on distribution and transmission lines under the direction of the foreman or designated person.
Installs anchors under the direction of the foreman and understands safety rules and company policies and promotes good relations with other crew members, patron cooperatives and the general public.
Assists line workers on pole by sending up materials and may operate vehicles as directed by foreman or designated person.
Climbs de-energized poles as directed by foreman.
The ability to handle stress and work well with others are essential functions of this position
Performs any other related duties as required for the effective and efficient operation of the Construction Department.
*As a condition of employment, this position requires a post – offer, pre-employment Fitness for Duty Exam
*In pursuant of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act 593, this position is a designated safety-sensitive position according to AECC/AECI standards and processes.
No experience necessary
Recently completed Line School Program.
Ability to obtain Valid Class A or Class B Commercial Driver’s License within 90 days of employment.
Must be able to travel to various locations 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.
During storm season, in and out of state storm recovery work is required.
Must be able to work in extreme temperatures and at excessive heights.
Must have proper tools required to perform duties within 30 days and be able to perform routine maintenance on crew vehicles when needed.
Employees are required to wear work boots with a hardened toe, differentiated heel, and leather uppers. Boots must comply with ASTM Standard for Protective Footwear – ASTM F2413
CPR and first aid training
401(k) Retirement Plan
Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
9 Paid holidays
Paid Time Off
Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program
(must obtain within 30 days)
12” Crescent Wrench
10” Channel Locks
Flat Head screwdriver
Phillips Head Screwdriver
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.
About Arkansas Electric Cooperatives
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.