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Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. Quality Assurance Program Manager in Springfield, 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.

We are currently seeking applicants for a Quality Assurance Program Manager in the Environmental, Health and Safety department of our Power Production division located in Springfield, MO. This position is responsible for development and implementation of the operational and EH&S audit/operational assessment, human performance improvement (HPI), incident management and root cause analysis (RCA) programs. This position will develop procedures and standards, conduct training, promote the implementation of standards and best practices for each program.

What You’ll Do in Your Role:

  • Provide guidance, direction and ownership for the operational assessment, HPI, incident management and RCA programs within the Power Production division.

  • Prepare and present formal written reports and presentations and offer recommendations for areas of improvement.

  • Provide training and support to staff to enable them to perform assessments, implement HPI tools and assign and complete RCA’s.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in business or technical field or relevant Quality Assurance Program experience.

  • Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in an operating environment that included standards development, system controls, operational reviews and performance improvement initiatives.

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma and continuous improvement-based tools and techniques.

  • Ability and willingness to travel 30%.

    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.

External Posting Date: 8/25/2021

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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.