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 Senior Foreman position coordinates and manages the safe and economical day-to-day operation of a right of way crew and associated equipment. AECI ROW Services crews, provide contracted vegetation management services to various electric cooperatives throughout Arkansas, as well as other states. 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.
Oversees tree-trimming, clearing and re-clearing of distribution and transmission power line rights of way.
Promotes good customer relations and responds to customer complaints; enforces environmental, health, and safety standards and adherence to local, state, and federal regulations.
Prepares and submits daily work, personnel records, and other required reports to Right of Way Department.
Conducts job briefings with crew before performing work, and again as work conditions change.
Ensures right of way crew have proper equipment and materials needed to perform assignments. This includes the management and proper maintenance of vehicles, chippers, tractors, trim machines, chain saws, and miscellaneous equipment. Orders materials and supplies for the crew as needed.
Coordinates the oversight of project management, member relations, and work schedule with other Foreman, General Foreman, and member staff
Reports to General Foreman regarding work related problems, material or supply needs, and equipment issues.
Performs traffic control duties around work area as needed
Able to safely and efficiently operate and maintain chainsaws.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding, and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
The ability to handle stress and work well with others are essential functions of this position.
Performs any other related duties as required or assigned.
Pursuant to the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act 593, this position is designated safety-sensitive according to AECC/AECI standards and processes.
As a condition of employment, this position requires a post-offer pre-employment drug test and requires passing a DOT physical.
At least 3 years related experience and/or training, including 5 years related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
A valid driver's license is required.
Able to work in outside or inside working environment, wherein there are potentially hazardous working conditions and life-threatening situations exist (fire, chemical, moving mechanical parts, electrical sources, fumes, airborne particles, heights, dangerous people, etc.).
Able to work in extreme heat or cold
Able to work in extremely loud areas
Able to perform highly repetitive and physical functions
Must be able to travel to various locations 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
Training specified in 29 CFR 1910.269(a)(1)(i)(E)
Commercial Applicator Technician
Class A or B CDL License
Temporary Traffic Control Certification
401(k) Retirement Plan
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.