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.
The Utility Services Fleet Manager manages and directs the department owned equipment fleet and rental equipment. Coordinates all vehicle related programs and assists procurement of new vehicles and disposal or auction of surplus vehicles. This position presents the opportunity to work alongside peers who are versatile, enthusiastic, and continuing to strive to push AECI and our mission forward.
Oversees maintenance of Construction and ROW machinery and equipment including trucks, bucket trucks, digger trucks, chippers, mulchers, etc.
Schedules and directs routine maintenance of equipment
Coordinates and schedules the transport of spare equipment to job sites as needed
Establishes and executes equipment maintenance program to deliver high equipment reliability
Advises management on remaining life of equipment and adequate spare equipment to support operations
Supervises mechanics to maintain reliability of field equipment including preventive maintenance and repair, logistics management, fabrication, yard/warehouse operations and anything related to keeping our field crews running safely and efficiently.
Manages equipment rentals to provide crews with the equipment needed when company equipment is unavailable and ensures that returns are made in a timely manner and in compliance with the rental agreements.
Procures parts and supplies as they relate to regular shop operations and provides budget recommendations for fleet operations.
Coordinates with authorized dealers, vendors, contractor’s to secure equipment and vehicles.
Monitors warranty usage for entire fleet and arranges for repair work according to warranty guidelines and recalls.
The ability to handle stress and work well with others are essential functions of this position.
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 pre-employment drug test and must be able to pass DOT physical.
Bachelor's Degree in Logistics, Production Management, Business Administration or other related field, plus at least 8 years total related experience, including 5 years management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid Driver’s License.
Forklift Operator Certification.
Crane Operator Certification.
DOT Inspection Certification including air brakes.
Must be on-call 24 hours a day in case of emergencies.
Must be able to travel throughout the Construction/ROW Department's service area and stay overnight.
Must have general mechanical knowledge of vehicles used within the Construction/ROW department.
Must have working knowledge of: OSHA safety regulations, National Electric Safety Code, and all other national safety codes, State and local labor regulations.
2 Retirement Plan Options
Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
9 Paid holidays
Paid time off accrual
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.
About Arkansas Electric Cooperatives
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.