Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Special Equipment Operator l - Booneville, AR in Arkansas, Arkansas
Special Equipment Operator I
Right of Way – 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.
A Special Equipment Operator I is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of special equipment including, but not limited to, Tractor/Brown Tree cutter and Forestry mulching equipment used to facilitate the adequate right of way clearance for distribution and/or transmission power lines. We’re looking for someone who can drive and operate Right of Way (ROW) vehicles and equipment as necessary to safely and efficiently complete tasks and projects. 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.
Safely operates Special Equipment to control vegetation along Right of Way.
Performs preventative maintenance on equipment and keeps documentation of maintenance performed.
Comply with all safety rules and company policies while promoting good relations with fellow employees, patron cooperatives, and the general public.
Inspect right of way in front of equipment to flag obstacles (i.e. phone pedestals, guy wire, septic tanks/septic systems, water and gas lines/meters, etc.).
Perform traffic control duties around work area as needed.
Drive and operate ROW vehicles and equipment.
*As a condition of employment, this position is required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment, pre-placement Fitness for Duty Test
0 to 6 months experience
Able to work in outside or inside working environment, where there may be potential hazardous working conditions and life-threatening situations (fire, chemical, moving mechanical parts, electrical sources, fumes, airborne particles, heights, protective landowners, etc.).
Able to work in extreme heat or cold
Able to work in extremely loud areas
Able to perform highly repetitive and physical functions
Able to occasionally lift up to 100 pounds and regularly lift up to 25 pounds
Valid driver’s licens
Must be able to travel to various locationsthroughout Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahomand stay overnight as required to complete workassignments
Must be able to work extra hours whennecessary and report to work whenever neededduring non-scheduled working periods
Willing to attend qualified climber training
CPR and First Aid certification (or ability toobtain in first 6 months)
Temporary Traffic Control Training (or ability toobtain in first 6 months
Must be prepared and willing to wear allPersonal Protective Equipment (PPE) at alltimes. All PPE must meet safety standard asrequired by AECI
401(k) Retirement Plan
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
9 Paid Holidays
Paid Time Off
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 2018-1533
# of Openings 1
Department Right of Way
Min Pay Rate USD $13.00/Hr.
Max Pay Rate USD $13.00/Hr.