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Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. Manager, Operations in Marston, Missouri

Discover a POWERful career at Associated Electric! Our organization offers challenging and rewarding work with career development and internal mobility opportunities - all within a family friendly and community centric culture. Our purpose is simple - to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy for our member-owners. At Associated Electric, one of the largest electric cooperatives in the nation, opportunities to gain valuable experience and contribute new ideas in an ever-changing industry are endless.

The New Madrid Power Plant is seeking a highly driven individual to lead our Operations and Coal Yard!

The Manager, Operations has the overall responsibility of leading 70+ employees (union and non-union) in the safe, reliable, and efficient operations of the Operation and the Coal Yard Departments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Providing direction of two 600 MW turbine-generators and ancillary equipment.

  • Overall responsibility of providing coal to generating units and managing/maintaining adequate coal storage on site.

  • Scheduling, providing operational and professional development, career guidance and support, counseling and discipline to their union and non-union employees.

  • Provide vision and direction for the Operations and Coal Yard departments to continuously improve all aspects of operations and employee relations.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations Management or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Possess a solid knowledge of coal plant operations, as well as coal yard practices.

  • Prefer someone with extensive years of leadership experience which includes hands-on supervision of union employees, contract management, direct responsibility for employee evaluations, and scheduling.

    AECI provides a competitive total compensation package including paid health care and dental premiums starting on day one with vision plans available. Basic life, short-term disability and long-term disability are paid for by AECI as well as a 401k with an employer match. Invest in yourself with our tuition reimbursement and enjoy time away with Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays. Wellness incentives and employee assistance programs are also available. Come join a team where your talents are appreciated, your voice is heard, and your work has an impact!

To apply for a position, please visit You will be able to upload additional applicant documents (i.e. resume, cover letter). AECI is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. Please contact us if you require assistance in filling out an application. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to an appointment.

Internal/External Posting Date: 9/1/2021

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Discover a POWERful opportunity at Associated Electric Cooperative.About 910,000 homes, farms and businesses count on their rural electric cooperatives to deliver electricity 24/7. And they do with power from Associated Electric, the wholesale power supplier to six regional generation and transmission cooperatives (G&Ts) that serve 51 local electric cooperatives in Missouri, southeast Iowa and northeast Oklahoma. Each employee at Associated Electric plays a part in providing economic and reliable power to member-owners. Associated employs about 700 people full time at one Arkansas and three Missouri locations, offering employment opportunities across a wide spectrum of technical, operational and professional disciplines. The cooperative is committed to employees and provides a competitive compensation and benefit package, as well as opportunities for personal and professional development. Associate Electric has many strengths: tremendous generation and transmission assets; a strong balance sheet; and a dedicated, talented workforce. If you are ready to work with a company whose financial position and credit ratings continue to be among the best in the country and in a work environment where leaders truly care about the well-being of the workforce, you have come to the right place.