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Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. Assistant Manager, Maintenance in Clifton Hill, Missouri

Discover a POWERful career at Associated Electric! Our organization offers challenging and rewarding work with career development and internal mobility opportunities - all within a family friendly and community centric culture. Our purpose is simple - to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy for our member-owners. At Associated Electric, one of the largest electric cooperatives in the nation, opportunities to gain valuable experience and contribute new ideas in an ever-changing industry are endless.

We are currently seeking applicants for an Assistant Maintenance Manager in the Power Production Division at the Thomas Hill Energy Center.

The Assistant Maintenance Manager reports to the Maintenance Manager and is responsible to assist in managing maintenance of all power plant generating units, coal handling facilities, and auxiliary equipment to ensure safety and reliability. This position will manage employees and work schedules with the goal of maximizing the safe and cost-effective repair of equipment to minimize or eliminate back log and ensure reliability of the equipment; direct the completion of all maintenance repairs and the return of units to operations as soon as safely possible after scheduled and unscheduled outages; assist in development of preventive maintenance plans to reduce the cost of maintenance, optimize the workforce, and increase the run time of equipment; assist in creating and/or submitting project proposals for the capital and operations & maintenance budget; support training on all systems and equipment used; observe work processes and techniques, and provide suggestions for improvement as needed; and communicate problems and concerns with other departments at the plant to ensure that these problems do not become major issues. The Assistant Maintenance Manager will be responsible for encouraging a strong safety culture, leading by example and engaging maintenance employees on safety concepts and known safety issues.

Knowledge, Skill, and Ability requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least three years’ experience with power production or manufacturing plants, steam turbines, pumps, fans, coal handling equipment, air compressors, etc. or related industrial experience. At least 5 years’ supervisory experience required; experience working with union labor is preferred. Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Clearly convey information and ideas verbally and through a variety of media. Project management experience preferred. Demonstrate the ability to use excellent professional judgment and utilize facts to make decisions and address problem areas. Demonstrate the ability to use computer applications to process large amounts of information, create requisitions to establish contracts, and procure material. Knowledge of Microsoft Business Programs is required, including Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. Possess the discipline to follow established methodology, while maintaining a questioning attitude.

As an employer of choice and a certified Great Place to Work, Associated provides employees competitive compensation, 401k with an employer match, health, paid leave for family planning (including adoption), paid disability leave and other benefits. We support employees in their journey to physical, financial, emotional and social well-being and we encourage employees to enjoy time away with Paid Time Off, paid holidays and volunteerism in community events. Associated’s culture includes workforce flexibility options with opportunities for personal and professional growth including tuition reimbursement and development planning resources. Come join a team where your talents are appreciated, your voice is heard, and your work has an impact!

To learn more and apply for a position, please visit You will be able to upload additional applicant documents (i.e. resume, cover letter). AECI is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. Please contact us if you require assistance in filling out an application. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to an appointment.

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Applying for a position at Thomas Hill Energy Center and/or New Madrid Power Plant?

Our pre-employment testing procedure has changed effective July 19, 2022 . When you apply, you will receive an email with additional information.

Discover a POWERful opportunity at Associated Electric Cooperative.About 910,000 homes, farms and businesses count on their rural electric cooperatives to deliver electricity 24/7. And they do with power from Associated Electric, the wholesale power supplier to six regional generation and transmission cooperatives (G&Ts) that serve 51 local electric cooperatives in Missouri, southeast Iowa and northeast Oklahoma. Each employee at Associated Electric plays a part in providing economic and reliable power to member-owners. Associated employs about 700 people full time at one Arkansas and three Missouri locations, offering employment opportunities across a wide spectrum of technical, operational and professional disciplines. The cooperative is committed to employees and provides a competitive compensation and benefit package, as well as opportunities for personal and professional development. Associated Electric has many strengths: tremendous generation and transmission assets; a strong balance sheet; and a dedicated, talented workforce. If you are ready to work with a company whose financial position and credit ratings continue to be among the best in the country and in a work environment where leaders truly care about the well-being of the workforce, you have come to the right place.