Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Apprentice Line Worker in Arkansas, Arkansas


Apprentice Line Worker

Location Varies

Construction – Full Time

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

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. We’re looking for someone who maintain a high degree of situational awareness to meet continually changing 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 strive to push forward AECI’s mission.


  • Frames and installs poles on distribution and transmission lines under the direction of the foreman.

  • Installs anchors under the direction of the foreman.

  • Assists line workers on pole by sending up materials.

  • Operates vehicles as directed by foreman.

  • Climbs de-energized poles as directed by foreman.

  • Performs other related duties as required for the effective and efficient operation of the Construction Department.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • 0 to 6 months related experience and/or training

  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (or ability to obtain within the first 90 days of employment)

  • Ability to travel up to 100% of work week

  • Ability to work 10 hour shifts, 4 days a week with overtime as needed.

  • During storm season, expect out of state storm recovery work to include working in Arkansas, Missouri & Oklahoma

  • Must be prepared with and willing to wear all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times. All PPE must meet safety standard as required by AECI

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPR and first aid training


  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 9 Paid holidays.

  • Educational assistance

  • Paid time off accrual

  • 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.

Job ID 2018-1622

# of Openings 1

Department Line Worker

Min Pay Rate USD $14.50/Hr.

Max Pay Rate USD $14.50/Hr.