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Elkins, Arkansas
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent

Substation & Transmission Technician l - ll


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.

A Technician – Substation & Transmission (S&T) provides the technical skills required to give Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) a soundly constructed, properly maintained, and reliably operated power delivery system. We’re looking for someone who can maintain a high degree of situational awareness to meet continually changing system conditions with a fresh and adaptable approach. 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.


  • Participates in the installation, maintenance and testing programs for AECC's or member cooperatives' substations and transmission lines.
  • Ensures compliance with AECC's Prescribed System Maintenance and Testing Program and NERC Compliance and recordkeeping associated with AECC maintenance and tracking forms and documents.
  • Participates in the dispatch of inventory of parts and supplies used in substation maintenance and transmission line construction, inspection, and maintenance procedures.
  • Read substation data, collect and log data, visually inspect equipment at each substation and report problems.
  • Maintains and uses test equipment and tools used for construction, operations, and maintenance of substation equipment including breakers, transformers, regulators, switches and transmission lines.
  • Performs inspection of substations and transmission lines during prescribed inspection intervals.
  • Assists with the inspection, use and maintenance of AECC's mobile substations located within a district or region.
  • Instructs and trains technician helpers on technical, operational and safety standards.
  • Assists in participating in safety meetings on a monthly basis and implements safety in the work area.
  • Works with minimal supervision on assigned projects, including logging and maintaining documents suitable for NERC compliance.

Minimum Qualifications

*EEI Position Testing will be conducted as part of the selection process

  • High school diploma or GED, plus 2 years related experience and/or training. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Certification as substation technician or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years Associate’s Degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering Technology or equivalent
  • Industrial Certification in Hydraulics Management, oil-filled equipment or other large industrial machinery
  • Journeyman Electrician License or Master Electrician License is also desirable


  • 2 Retirement Plan Options
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 9 Paid holidays
  • Educational assistance
  • Vacation and sick leave accruals
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program

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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.


About Arkansas Electric Cooperatives:

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) is proud to provide power for about 500,000 members of Arkansas' 17 electric distribution cooperatives. Long considered one of the top generation and transmission cooperatives in the nation, AECC has assets exceeding$1.3 billion and annual energy sales of over $657 million.

AECC provides power to its members - the 17 electric distribution cooperatives - through its diverse generation assets, which include three hydropower plants; three natural gas/oil - based plants and three natural gas-based-only plants. AECC also co-owns portions of three low-cost coal-based plants. The cooperative has a long-term purchase power agreement for 51 megawatts of wind energy. 

Together, AECC, Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI) and the 17 electric distribution cooperatives, branded as the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, represent the second largest private organization in Arkansas.

With a presence in each of the state's 75 counties, the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas can proudly say, "We are Arkansas."


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