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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Journey Level Substation Apparatus Technician - IRC33442 in Craig, Colorado

Brief Posting Description

Responsible for the safe and efficient maintenance and operation of substations.

Job Requirements

  1. Must have a satisfactory work record.

  2. Must successfully complete the Transmission 'Technical Apprentice Qualification' Test with a 75% or better score.

  3. Requires successful completion of Tri-State's Substation Apparatus Technician Apprentice Training Program.


Six (6) years of combined education and experience in electrical and electronic field. This would consist of:

(a) the equivalent of technical training received in an Associate Degree program in Mechanical or Industrial Electronical Technology with advance studies in industrial electrical and electromechanical controls and hydraulic, pneumatic devices, digital systems control logic;


(b) Four (4) years of practical experience and/or be able to demonstrate knowledge in maintenance of industrial electrical-electromechanical-hydraulic-pneumatic-electronic control equipment, which must include two years of electric power substation apparatus maintenance experience, involving testing and maintaining power transformers, power circuit breakers, including associated equipment and electrical insulation system testing and repair;


(c) Must be capable of satisfactorily interpreting electrical schematic diagrams, wiring diagrams, and control logic, and have knowledge of the basic theory of operation of substation relays.

  1. Must have and maintain, or be able to obtain within 6 months, a valid Colorado Class 'A' Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with Tanker and Hazardous Material endorsements, and no Air Brake restrictions.

  2. Must be capable of obtaining and maintaining First Aid and CPR certification within 6 months of hire and have the ability to perform First Aid and CPR.

  3. Must have a willingness to work in and around high voltages common to the electrical utility industry.

  4. Must be willing to accept overnight travel up to 75% of working time.

  5. Must reside within 60 minutes response time from reporting location.

  6. Must be willing and able to work extra and irregular hours as the utility needs may require, and willing and able to work under unusual or special working conditions such as storms, extreme temperatures, winds, darkness, etc.

  7. Must have sufficient knowledge and skill in the safe use of basic hand tools, power tools, electrical and electronic tools, and electronic test equipment.

  8. Must be willing and able to climb steel structures and work at various heights.

  9. Must be able to work in confined areas.

(Must be able to demonstrate the capability of performing all of the essential functions of the position.)

(The Company reserves the right to change the minimum requirements at any time as needed.)

Additional Details

The Transmission Joint Review Board may grant credit towards the term of apprenticeship to new apprentices who demonstrate previous acquisition of skills or knowledge equivalent to that which would be received under the Standards of Apprenticeship. Step one will be awarded unless indicated otherwise by the Transmission Joint Review Board. In order to be awarded a higher step, documentation must be submitted to the Transmission Joint Review Board for their consideration within thirty days of the effective date.

All employees interested in this position may apply either online on the Tri-State Intranet site or complete a Bargaining Job Bid form available from Employee Services.

To apply online click on Job Postings, then click on the iRecruitment link, Log In, then click on the iRecruitment Employee Candidate link and then click on Search for jobs .

If you complete a paper bid, return to Human Resources, please DO NOT return the job bid form to your supervisor.

Company Description

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about 1,480 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.

Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.

Interested? Here is how to Apply:

Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance.

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Equal Opportunity Employer