Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Sr. Mine Trainer (IRC22545) in Meeker, Colorado

This position is responsible for developing, preparing and updating training materials to ensure that trainees receive adequate training in their respective work tasks. The Senior Mine Trainer is also responsible for ensuring the workplace is healthy, safe, in compliance with federal regulations and all trainees are competent in their assigned tasks.


  • Promotes Safety via work products and by personal example;
  • Conduct training needs assessments;
  • Prepare training programs;
  • MSHA required training - Annual Refresher, site specific, experienced miner, new miner, task training;
  • Conduct classroom and field training;
  • Oversee and compile data for training records, reports and statistics;
  • Schedule for "follow up" training;
  • Work with operators having difficulties;
  • Assist with SOP creation and implementation;
  • Update task hazard training check sheets;
  • Assist with MSHA inspections;
  • Compliance inspections of shops and equipment;
  • Arranges specialty classes for mechanics. i.e., hydraulic systems, hose building;
  • Develop and maintain interactive and instructor-led web based training;
  • Assumes the responsibility, on site, of the training and evaluation of all the mine employees;
  • Make recommendations on new techniques or approaches to educate and train miners and mine management;
  • Accurately complete necessary paperwork and reports;
  • Develop reports on training effectiveness;
  • Develop training plans for specific pieces of equipment;
  • Punctuality and regular attendance required;
  • Perform other work or assist others as assigned.
  • Adhere to company policies, programs and procedures as well as Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO) standards, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF).
  • Safety: Maintain safety awareness and comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures to assure a safe working environment. Properly wear and care for applicable safety gear and equipment. Identify and communicate unsafe conditions to supervisor, coworkers, and the Safety functional area and correct or assist in resolving safety concerns and issues. Must understand and comply with the Clearance Procedure as applicable.
  • Culture: Demonstrate behavior consistent with Tri-State's culture embodied in the Cooperative principles and spirit and core values of technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and servant leadership to empower or otherwise enable others to optimally perform their job responsibilities. Demonstrate and promote ethics and behaviors consistent with Tri-State's culture, Board policies, and business practices. Understand and fulfill the role and responsibility for all compliance programs within the company.


  • Consistently exercise discretion and judgment and provide solutions.
  • Must be able to operate a 2-way radio and follow instructions.
  • Possess good communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to speak in front of groups (large and small).
  • Must be able to read and understand written documentation.
  • Must be able to satisfactorily complete related company training programs.


  • Active approach to safety by understanding and utilizing safe work practices while observing all rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated integrity, teamwork, and ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Communicate effectively with company employees and management.
  • High degree of knowledge of mining equipment and methods.
  • Great capacity to adapt; openness; flexibility, autonomy, and initiative.
  • Ability to organize, plan and prioritize tasks.
  • Flexibility to take on additional duties as required.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Knowledge in mechanic and crane training will be considered as an asset.
  • Knowledge of federal and state mining laws.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.


  • Between 5 to 10 years of experience as a Trainer, including a minimum of 5 years of experience in an open pit mine.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a heavy equipment operator, with the ability to operate haul trucks, dozers, blades and scrapers.


  • Valid driver's license required.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent will be exposed to frequent sitting, standing and walking. Occasional stooping, bending, squatting, climbing, and kneeling. Simple grasping, dominant and non-dominant. Reaching above and below the shoulder. Visual requirements are low light, near, far and lateral vision, and depth perception. Auditory requirements are hearing signals, radio routine communications. Occasional lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
  • Mental demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to read, write, analyze and review data, exercise judgment, work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Work Environment: Required to work both indoors and out. Occasionally exposed to dust, fumes, noise, chemicals and uneven ground. Drive cars, trucks, and operate other equipment.

This job description is not all inclusive but rather serves as a general guideline of the current needs of the position and can be modified at the discretion of management to meet current business needs. Experience and education requirements are the primary basis for awarding this position, however substitutions that are essentially equivalent may be made as they relate to the essential functions, duties, and responsibilities of this position.

Job Title: Sr. Mine Trainer (IRC22545)

Location: Meeker, CO, US

Base Location: Colowyo Coal Mine, Meeker CO, Health & Safety

Currency: USD

Amount of Travel: Up to 10%

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran