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Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Specialist - Maintenance in Little Rock, Arkansas

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20.00/hr. - 24.00/hr.


Specialist - Maintenance

Little Rock, AR, USA

Buildings and Grounds Maintenance / Full Time

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.

Maintenance Specialistsperform physical maintenance, remodeling, and additions for the organization. This position performs all tasks in a safe and timely manner to meet deadlines required for normal daily operations and special business functions. In this position, you will be given the opportunity to work alongside peers who are versatile, enthusiastic, and continuing to strive to push AECI and our mission forward.


  • Performs carpentry on new construction jobs and makes repairs on existing items. Repairs and modifies existing metal buildings. Follows blueprints, sketches, and verbal instructions. Makes and repairs cabinets, bulletin boards, desks, tables, partitions, and office equipment and furniture.

  • Applies roofing materials such as metal, lead, tar paper, tile, composition, wood, corrugated or flat shingles, ethylene propylene diene monomer, tar, and gravel. Installs inside and outside doors, windows, and paneling. Installs and repairs lock sets and panic bars. Pins lock sets and cuts keys.

  • Selects proper tools and equipment including drop cloths, rags, ladders, scaffolds, brushes, rollers, spray guns, tape, cleaning materials and paint. Prepares surfaces including cleaning, minor repair and patching of metals, wood, masonry, plaster, dry wall, and insulated surfaces. Performs caulking, sanding, taping, and application of special finishes and color matching, as necessary. Makes minor repairs to spray and roller equipment. Installs, finishes, and textures drywall.

  • Hand-welds various metals parts in compliance with applicable welding codes. Operates other equipment in the shop such as saws, grinders, drills, and various maintenance hand tools.

  • Repairs or replaces vacuum breaker valves, faucets, garbage disposals and porcelain fixtures. Repairs or replaces PVC, copper, cast iron and clay tile pipe.

  • Cleans coils and motor fans. Lubricates fans and motors. Cleans or changes filters.

  • Installs and repairs carpeting, vinyl tile, and ceramic tile and base molding.

  • Provides technical assistance and works to resolve any safety problems that may develop within the facility. Ensures that proper building codes and regulations are followed in the resolution of the problems. Aids others in the proper use of tools and equipment and utilizes personal protective equipment (as required) to ensure the prevention of lost time and work accidents.

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuant to the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act 593, this position is designated safety-sensitive according to AECC/AECI standards and processes

  • Current and valid Driver’s License

  • High School Diploma or GED, plus specialized training equivalent to 2 years of college coursework, plus 2 years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to operate complex machines and equipment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in Plumbing, Sheetrock Finishing or Painting


  • 2 Retirement Plans

  • 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 2021-2262