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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Apprentice Substation Apparatus Technician (IRC36125) in Cortez, Colorado

Brief Posting Description

Do all construction and maintenance work assigned in a safe and efficient manner.

Job Requirements

  1. Must have a satisfactory work record.

  2. Must successfully pass the following tests:

a) Transmission Technical Apprentice Qualification Test with a 75% or better score.

b) Transmission Substation Technician and Substation Apparatus Technician Practical (hands-on) Test with a 75% or better score

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

  2. Must have and maintain, or be able to obtain and maintain a 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 your regular 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.

Tri-State may require you to demonstrate that you can perform the essential job functions.

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

Additional Details

All employees interested in this position may apply either online or on the Tri-State Intranet site.

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 .

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