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Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. Associate Engineer in Springfield, 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.

AECI’s Rotational Development Program is designed to develop our next generation of engineers in our Power Production Division. You will work in a challenging, innovative and collaborative environment alongside experienced engineers and leaders during a 24-month rotational period with different assignments lasting approximately six months each. You will take part in complex projects, receive on-the-job training and gain visibility throughout our organization. Placement opportunities after successful completion of the program include a variety of engineering roles.

What are we looking for?

· Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Process, Chemical or Industrial) from an accredited school

· Strong communication skills and ability to articulate technical issues in clear and simple terms

· Team player who enjoys trouble shooting and problem solving

· Innovators with a passion for new ideas and continuous improvement

· Ability and willingness to relocate upon completion of the program

What’s in it for you?

· Gain a solid understanding of power generation and the utility industry

· Hands-on work in a variety of engineering disciplines

· Opportunity to work on meaningful projects with industry experts

· Introduction to multiple leaders and management styles

· Learning and personal development opportunities to supplement your technical growth

· Networking opportunities across the organization

· Guidance and direction from a Program Mentor

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.

Date Posted: 08/23/2023

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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.