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Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Junior Operator in Little Rock, Arkansas


Junior Operator

Oswald Generating Station / Full Time

Wrightsville, AR

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.

A Junior Operator assists the Senior Operator in providing for the smooth and efficient operation of the power plant or plants during all stages of operation whenever and as necessary. We’re looking for someone who can 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 continuing to strive to push AECC and our mission forward.

Oswald is a seven by two combined cycle plant. Utilizing 6 GE LM6000 aero-derivative gas turbines, one GE 7EA gas turbine, and two GE steam turbines, it is capable of 548-Megawatts. Oswald is located near the town of Wrightsville, just outside of Little Rock Arkansas.


  • Operates steam, combustion, and hydroelectric turbines, aligns drains, and makes all necessary adjustments as directed by Senior Operator and operational procedure.

  • Inspects all plant equipment inside and outside, checks and lubricates equipment in accordance with prescribed procedure, periodically records readings on log sheets as directed, and reports all non-routine items found to Senior Operator. Performs maintenance as directed.

  • Travels to remotely located hydroelectric turbine and combustion turbine plants and performs work as directed.

  • Maintains familiarity with safety policies, observes and practices all safety precautions. Maintains familiarity with and abides by all applicable internal policies and procedures regarding NERC and FERC compliance.

  • Adheres to applicable laws, regulations, and permit requirements including environmental permit requirements.

  • Performs water tests, as directed, and operates water treatment equipment such as demineralizers, reverse osmosis units, and filtration systems.

  • Carries out security duties, including screening/identifying visitors and performing security patrols to enforce security policies.

  • Checks for fire and safety hazards, equipment deficiencies, and environmental issues and reports to the Senior Operator.

  • Studies the operation of the entire power plant and participates in training program so that he or she will increase in competency and be able to assume the duties of a Senior Operator.

  • Assists in firing of the boiler and all duties related to burning fuel oil including unloading and transferring oil, cleaning strainers, and spill cleanup.

  • Assists with equipment lockout/tagout for maintenance by positioning energy isolation devices, as directed by the Senior Operator and procedure.

  • Develops and presents monthly safety meeting presentations, and participates in plant safety committee, as requested.

  • Operates switches in switchyard and breakers and switches within the plant station service system to route power as necessary and as directed observing proper operational and safety procedures.

  • 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.

  • EEI Position Testing will be conducted as part of the selection process

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

  • High school education or GED, plus 3 years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Arkansas High Pressure Boilers License or ability to obtain within 1 year


  • 2 Retirement Plan Options

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 9 Paid holidays

  • Educational assistance

  • Paid time off accruals

  • 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.

Salary Range $28.89 - $36.11 an hour

Location : Location US-AR-Little Rock