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.
The Utility Fleet Technician performs maintenance repairs and ensures proper maintenance of all equipment in the Construction/ Right of way Departments. This position presents the opportunity to work alongside peers who are versatile, enthusiastic, and continuing to strive to push AECI and our mission forward.
Inspects and repairs equipment as necessary to ensure proper operation.
Travels to various jobsites and makes necessary adjustments or repairs on equipment in the field.
Purchases necessary parts and supplies to maintain equipment.
Performs gas and diesel engine repairs and repairs hydraulics.
Performs fabrication and welding, electrical troubleshooting and repairs heavy equipment.
Ensures fleet meets DOT requirements including vehicle inspections and air brakes including all documentation
Assists in performing and maintaining inventory of parts and supplies; ensures that adequate quantities of parts, supplies and materials are available.
Advises Supervisor concerning daily maintenance of equipment and repairs.
The ability to handle stress and work well with others are essential functions of this position.
In pursuant of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act 593, this position is a designated safety-sensitive position according to AECC/AECI standards and processes.
As a condition of employment, this position requires a post-offer pre-employment drug test and must be able to pass DOT physical and pre-employment Fitness for Duty Exam.
At least 1-year related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid Driver’s License.
Must be able to travel throughout the service area 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 tools required to perform duties and be able to perform routine maintenance on crew vehicles.
Must have or be able to obtain CPR and First Aid Training.
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.
Minimum Experience Required
Utility Fleet Technician I
Minimum 1 year of related experience and/or training required.
Utility Fleet Technician II
Minimum 3 years of related experience and/or training required, plus High School Diploma or GED. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Utility Fleet Technician III
Minimum 4 years of related experience and/or training required, plus High School Diploma or GED. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
DOT Vehicle Inspector Certification (Must obtain within 120 days).
DOT Air Brake repair and inspection certification (Must obtain within 120 days).
Class A or B CDL preferred.
Knowledge on maintenance/repair of Aerial Devices/Sky Trim and Tractors.
401(k) Retirement Plan
Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
9 Paid holidays
Paid time off accrual
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.
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.