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Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Electric Utility Safety Specialist in Little Rock, Arkansas

Salary Range

$64,000 - $80,000 a year

Overview

Electric Utility Safety Specialist

Little Rock, AR, USA

Safety / Full Time

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.

An Electric Utility Safety Specialist develops and provides safety training, job training, educational programs, and other safety-related services to member cooperatives and the statewide cooperative. In this position, you will be given the opportunity to work alongside peers who are versatile, enthusiastic, and continuing to strive to push AECC and our mission forward.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize, and conduct safety information and training meetings at member cooperatives and, on occasion, statewide generation and transmission cooperatives. Develop training material based on technical bulletins, regulatory information, and trade notices. Establishes atmosphere conducive to an effective meeting.

  • Develops and organizes technical courses and line worker apprenticeship and refresher training courses. Participates in electric utility-related organizations, seminars, workshops, and conferences to obtain information regarding new technology and methods.

  • Advises member cooperatives on industrial hygiene monitoring and with the development of corrective measures to control identified health hazards.

  • Performs hazard identification and risk assessments and recommends appropriate engineering and/or administrative/procedural controls.

  • Leads, or participates in, incident investigations, audits, inspections, and evaluations, as assigned.

  • Assists Safety Coordinators with various field activities to include; inspection of various generation and transmission facilities, inspection and testing of equipment and evaluation of the application of NFPA and NESC codes, OSHA regulations and other consensus standards. Additionally, participates in incident investigations, and audits across the organization as necessary.

  • Participate in mutual aid and disaster relief activities, as necessary.

  • The ability to handle stress and work well with others are essential functions of this position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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 a DOT physical.

  • Associate degree in High Voltage Line Worker Technology or other relevant safety related field, plus at least 5 years progressively responsible related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • CPR Instructor (Obtain within 1 year).

  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Training Program Trainer Designation (Obtain within 1 year).

  • Certified Loss Control Professional - CLCP (Obtain within 3 years).

  • Arkansas driver's license with Class A CDL endorsement within 1 year.

  • This position shall obtain the level of training and/or credentials that are required to be recognized as competent in order to provide training on various subjects.

  • Proficiency in climbing wood pole structures, aerial lift and digger derrick operations is required.

  • Ability to travel approximately 75% of time with frequent overnight stays throughout Arkansas; some duties may be required during non-traditional working hours and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Journeyman Lineman Certificationor Journeyman Substation Technician Certification.

Benefits

  • 2 Retirement Plan Options

  • 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

EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/DISABLED

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 2020-1991

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