Operations & Maintenance Technician I-III

at Arkansas Electric Cooperatives in Ozark, Arkansas, United States

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$30.20 - $43.91 an hour









Operations & Maintenance Technician I-III

Ozark, AR, USA

Fitzhugh Generating Station


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.


An Operations & Maintenance Technician supports the efficient operation of the assigned power plant. 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.


AECC's Fitzhugh facility is a one on one combined cycle facility, that can operate in simple cycle mode, utilizing a Siemens 501D5A combustion turbine and an older GE steam turbine. Fitzhugh operates on natural gas but can operate on #2 diesel as back up. Fitzhugh has a capacity of 170-Megawatts.









Operates combustion turbines, hydroelectric turbines, steam turbines, steam boilers, heat recovery steam generators, pumps, motors, fans, compressors, valves, hydraulic systems, cranes, and makes all necessary adjustments while working in operations. Performs minor and major mechanical maintenance on all plant equipment while working in maintenance.

Inspects all plant equipment inside and outside, checks and lubricate equipment in accordance with prescribed procedure, periodically records readings on log sheets as directed, and reports all non-routine items found.

Utilizes AECC's Enterprise Asset Management System to identify the need for maintenance and track all activities and statistics required to support maintenance and operations functions.

Travels to remotely located hydroelectric turbine and combustion turbine plants and performs work as directed.

Participates in training program and continually seeks to improve skills required.

Maintains familiarity with, observes and practices all safety precautions. Maintains familiarity with and abides by all applicable internal AECC policies and procedures regarding NERC and FERC compliance.

Performs duties in such a manner that is applicable to laws, regulations, and permit requirements including environmental permit requirements are adhered to. This duty is performed daily.

May be required to performs water tests as directed and operates water treatment equipment such as demineralizers, reverse osmosis units, and filtration systems.

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

Carries out security duties as necessary and as directed including screening/identifying visitors and performing security patrols to enforce security policies.

Assists with equipment lockout/tagout for maintenance by positioning energy isolation devices as directed

Performs preventive maintenance on all plant equipment in accordance with schedules to insure reliable equipment operation.

Assists in firing of the boiler and all duties related to burning fuel oil including unloading and transferring oil, cleaning strainers, and spill cleanup.

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 a designated safety-sensitive position 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 pre-employment Fitness for Duty Exam.

High School Diploma or equivalent plus at least 3 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Valid driver's license.

Ability to work shift work while working in operations.



2 Retirement Plan Options

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... For full info follow application link.




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: 3088391

Posted On: Oct 13, 2021

Updated On: Nov 12, 2021