Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Technician - Maintenance in Magnet Cove, Arkansas


Technician – Maintenance

Magnet Cove, AR, USA

Magnet Cove Power Plant / Full Time

*This position qualifies for the AECC/AECI employee referral program

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.

Magnet Cove Generation Station is a natural gas fired, 2x1 combined cycle plant utilizing Siemens 501G Combustion Turbines and Siemens KN style steam turbine. Magnet Cove has a capacity of 660 Megawatt; it is AECC’s highest capacity wholly owned facility.

A Maintenance Technician,carries out a planned program of maintenance for power plants to ensure the continuous, smooth operation of the plant in normal, abnormal or emergency situations.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.


  • Performs minor and major mechanical maintenance on all plant equipment, including but not limited to combustion turbines, hydroelectric turbines, steam turbines, steam boilers, heat recovery steam generators, pumps, motors, fans, compressors, valves, hydraulic systems, and cranes.

  • Performs preventative maintenance on all plant equipment in accordance with schedules to ensure reliable equipment operation; also performs maintenance tasks in area of specialized skills.

  • Travels to remotely located hydroelectric and combustion turbine plants and performs mechanical maintenance work.

  • Maintains familiarity with safety policies, and observes and practices all safety precautions.

  • Operates forklift or similar machinery, as necessary, to unload delivery trucks, install/remove equipment, and for general material handling.

  • Checks for fire and safety hazards as well as any other matters important to the maintenance of the plant as they arise.

  • Participates in training program and continually seeks to improve skills required for general maintenance including pipe fitting, millwright, machinist, welding, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

*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 Diploma or equivalent, plus 5 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Ability to operate commercial motor vehicles under 26,000 pounds


  • 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.

Job ID 2018-1601

# of Openings 1

Department Power Plant

Min Pay Rate USD $28.32/Hr.

Max Pay Rate USD $35.41/Hr.