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Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Lead Substation Installation Technician in Arkansas, Arkansas

Salary Range

24.00/hr. - 24.00/hr.


Lead Substation Installation Technician

Locations Vary

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 Lead Substation Installation Technician assembles and installs substations and underground 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.


  • Builds concrete forms and installs footing concrete.

  • Assembles substation steel.

  • Has a good understanding of safety rules and company policies.

  • Promotes good relations with other crew members, patron cooperatives and the general public.

  • Installs power transformers, regulators, substation bus and equipment and underground cables and terminators.

  • Operates bucket truck and other equipment necessary to complete the project.

  • Promotes good relations with other crew members, patron cooperatives and the general public.

  • Interprets construction plans and specifications of the work to be performed.

  • Performs good housekeeping practices.

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

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 a post-offer Fitness for Duty exam, pre-employment drug test and must be able to pass DOT physical.

  • At least 2 years of related experience and/or training, 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 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.

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPR and first aid training


  • 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.

Job ID 2021-2284