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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Journey Level Electronics Specialist IRC30832 in Cortez, Colorado

Brief Posting Description

Maintenance of two-way radio, microwave radio, carrier systems and maintenance of digital remote terminal units, microprocessors, and computer systems.

Job Requirements

  1. Must have a satisfactory work record.

  2. Must successfully complete the Tri-State Transmission "Telecom Qualification" Test with a 75% or better score.

3.Requires successfully completion of Tri-State's Electronics Technician Apprentice Training program


Eight years of combined education and experience in electronic fields which would consist of:

a) The equivalent of technical training received in a Associate Degree program in Electronics Engineering Technology with advance studies in radio communications (including microwave) and digital systems (including microprocessors, peripheral equipment, and programming)


b) Six years of practical experience in maintenance of electronic telecommunication and digital systems, which must include one year of practical experience in maintenance of two way radios, microwave radios, fiber optic systems and carrier systems; and one year practical experience in maintenance of digital remote terminal units, microprocessors, and computer systems. Must be capable of satisfactorily interpreting electrical schematic diagrams, wiring diagrams, and control logic.

  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 Endorsement and no Air Brake restriction.

  2. Must be capable of obtaining and maintaining 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 the 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 sufficient knowledge and skill in the safe use of basic hand tools, power tools, and electronic test equipment.

  8. Must be able to demonstrate basic computer knowledge and have the ability to work with small components, including fiber optic cables and connectors.

  9. Must be willing and able to climb steel or wooden structures and work at various heights

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

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

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 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 from the effective start date.

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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