Operations & Maintenance Technician I-III

at Arkansas Electric Cooperatives in Camden, Arkansas, United States

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$30.81 - $44.79 an hour




Operations & Maintenance Technician I-III
Camden, AR, USA
Power Production / Full Time

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 provides efficient operation of power plants when assigned to the plant operations or maintenance departments. 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.

AEEC's John L. McClellan Generating Station is a 134-Megawatt gas fired boiler capable of operating on #6 fuel oil as backup. McClellan is located in Camden Arkansas, started operation 1971 and is key to AECC's generation portfolio. The Operations & Maintenance Technician will also support our hydro-generating station (HS2) in Dumas Arkansas as well as the three GE LM2500 combustion turbines located in Elkins Arkansas.




Operates steam, combustion, and hydroelectric turbines, aligns drains, 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.
Performs water tests as directed and operates water treatment equipment such as demineralizers, reverse osmosis units, and filtration systems.
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.
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 requires passing 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.
Must be able to work shift work.
Must be able to work outside in extreme temperatures as is common in Arkansas.

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 the time required to complete the applicant review process... 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: 3211595

Posted On: Jan 22, 2022

Updated On: Feb 21, 2022