Protection, Metering & Communication Technician Ap

at Arkansas Electric Cooperatives in Wynne, Arkansas, United States

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$18.71 - $41.86 an hour









Protection, Metering & Communication Technician Apprentice - Technician II

Wynne, AR, USA

Power Production & Delivery


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 Protection, Metering & Communication Technician Apprentice provides the technical skills required to give AECC a soundly constructed, properly maintained, and reliably operated power delivery system. 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.









Participates in the installation, maintenance and testing programs for AECC's or Member Cooperatives' substations, transmission lines, and delivery points.

Ensures compliance with AECC's Prescribed System Maintenance and Testing Program and NERC Compliance and recordkeeping associated with AECC maintenance and tracking forms and documents.

Reads substation data. Collect and log data. Visually inspect equipment at each meter location and report problems.

Maintains and uses test equipment and tools used for construction and maintenance.

Performs tests on AECC's or member cooperatives' system using AECC's test equipment and procedures.

Assembles, installs, tests, calibrates and maintains meters, relays, communication, control, stored energy, lighting, climate control, transformers, switches, breakers, regulators, communications equipment, transmission lines and associated systems.

Assists with the inspection, use and maintenance of AECC's mobile substations.

Assists other AECC personnel, AECI personnel and Member Cooperatives' personnel, upon request, with tasks relating to this area of responsibility and assists them in the performance of their duties in times of need.

Participates in safety meetings, tailboard safety session and implements safety in the work area.

Participates in coordinating the installation of parts and supplies used for construction and maintenance.

Handles stress effectively and works well with others.





Minimum Qualifications




Pursuant to the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act 593, this position is a designated safety-sensitive 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 drug test and must be able to pass a DOT physical.

Valid Driver's License.

High School Diploma or GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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

Must be able to work extra hours when necessary and report to work whenever needed during non-scheduled working periods.

Must complete Apprentice Module I & II within 36 months of employment date.

Minimum Experience Required

Technician I:

High School Diploma or GED, plus 2 years related experience and/or training. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to pass the Protection, Metering and Communication Technician I qualification tests within 1 year.

Technician II:

High School Diploma or GED, plus 5 years related experience and/or training. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to pass the Protection, Metering and Communication Technician II qualification tests within 1 year.


Preferred Qualifications

Associate Degree in Electronics, Civil/Electrical Engineering Technology, Construction Management or equivalent

Formal training and/or Certification in Circuit Breaker, Power Transformer, and/or Transmission Line Maintenance and Testing

Mobile Crane Operator Certification.

Training and Certification in Doble, Megger, Dilo, and similar test equipment

Journeyman Electrician License or Master Electrician License

Substation Technician Certification


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



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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.        




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Job Posting: 2994380

Posted On: Jul 24, 2021

Updated On: Jul 30, 2021