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Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Journeyman Line Worker in Van Buren, Arkansas


Journeyman Line Worker

Location Varies

Construction Department – 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.

A Journeyman Line Worker constructs and maintains electrical distribution and transmission systems. In this position, you will be given the opportunity to work alongside peers who are versatile, enthusiastic, and strive to push forward AECI’s mission.

NOTE: This position is not with a member cooperative. AECI contracts to member cooperatives and others as needed. This contract work could include working for cities, municipalities and gas companies.


  • Installs poles, conductor, transformers, meters, hardware on energized lines or de-energized lines in keeping with specifications and customer requirements.

  • Reviews plans and specifications and understands safety rules and company policies and promote good relations with other crew members, patron cooperatives and the general public.

  • Operates bucket truck, digger-derrick and other equipment on job site, as required.

  • Informs supervisor of equipment and materials required to complete jobs. Assists foreman in carrying out work plans.

  • Trains other crew members in construction of electrical systems as directed by crew foreman.

  • Performs basic maintenance on equipment and vehicles used to perform assign duties.

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

  • Maintains jobsite in a neat and orderly condition.

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

  • Performs any other related duties as required for the effective and efficient operation of the Construction Department.

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 apost-offer Fitness for Duty exam, pre-employment drug test and must be able to pass DOT physical (

  • At least 3 years related experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Valid Class A or Class B Commercial Driver’s License

  • Must be able to travel to various locations throughout the state of Arkansas and stay overnight as required to complete work assignments.

  • Due to our obligation to provide continuous, reliable electric service to our customers, the ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance and the ability to work outside your regularly scheduled hours when necessary is an essential function of the job.

  • Must have working knowledge of REA plans and specifications for distribution and transmission and electric system key location maps.

  • Must be able to work in extreme temperatures and at excessive heights.

  • During storm season, expect in and out of state storm recovery work.

  • Must have tools required to perform duties and be able to perform routine maintenance on crew vehicles.

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPR and First Aid training


  • Four-Day Work Week (4/10 Schedule)

  • Per Diem

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 9 Paid holidays

  • Educational assistance

  • Paid Time Off

  • 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.

The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, AECC, and AECI endeavors to make the Careers portion of its website accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the applications process, please get in touch with the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, AECC, and AECI Human Resources recruiter at 501-570-2200. This contact information is for accommodation requests only.

Job ID 2023-3020