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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Engineer I, II, III, or Senior (IRC34425) in Craig, Colorado

Brief Posting Description

Provides engineering support to Craig Station functional areas as assigned. Responsible for technical assistance and direction for outage support, troubleshooting operational and maintenance issues, and special project work including creation and development of technical specifications, schedules, and administration of contracts for the execution of projects in support of generation operations.

Job Requirements


  • Provide technical engineering support to Craig Station functional areas as assigned.

  • Provide technical direction to other Tri-State groups and individuals as assigned.

  • Perform/coordinate engineering analyses for numerous and diverse systems.

  • Provide unit outage technical support to include scope of work, inspections, development of technical specifications and providing direction/oversight to contractors and/or station personnel in performing maintenance, new system and/or retrofitting work.

  • Provides technical assistance including troubleshooting of Operations and Maintenance issues.

  • Assist in development of Operations and Maintenance budgets and capital projects.

  • Assist with development, administration, reporting and implementation of capital projects including contract development, technical specifications and drawing bid packages.

  • Participate in the evaluation and selection of consulting firms and contractors, to include coordination and monitoring of work.

  • Assist in the performance testing of plant equipment and other specialized test as requested.

  • Assist with operational and maintenance procedures and equipment history.

  • Serve as project/manager engineer on assigned tasks, as required.

  • Direct the work of others, as required.

  • Assist with training of personnel.

  • Complete special projects and reports as assigned.

  • Adhere to and demonstrate compliance with appropriate electric utility industry regulatory requirements. Attain knowledge and remain knowledgeable of development in regulations, laws, standards and best practices applicable to the functional area including, but not limited to, Standards of Conduct, Environmental, Employment Law, NERC Reliability Standards and Safety. Must be familiar with, and comply with, all aspects of Corporate Policy C-54, Compliance.

  • 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.

  • Because Tri-State is an electric utility with continuous service obligations to its customers, regular, reliable, and predictable performance of the essential functions and responsibilities is an essential function of the job.

  • Because Tri-State has an obligation to provide continuous, reliable electric service to its customers, the ability to work overtime at any time of the day or week is considered an essential function of the job.


  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Planning: ability to think ahead and plan within timelines and resources; develop scopes, plan and schedule work; set priorities and goals; anticipate and adjust for problems; evaluate workloads; measure and evaluate performance against established goals.

  • All decisions and actions are predicated with ethics, honesty and integrity.

  • Time management: ability to successfully plan and implement objectives within established timelines and work schedules.

  • Ability to analyze problems and develop effective solutions at both strategic and functional levels.

  • Commitment to company values.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Strong team player: accomplishes tasks by working with others and being a good team player. Recognizes how his/her decisions may impact others; seeks input from others.

  • Computer proficiency in operating a personal computer and standard business office applications including CAD, Microsoft Office suite, databases, and other related applications.

  • Ability to work independently, with minimal direction as a highly motivated self-starter.


Education and Training:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, or Metallurgical Engineering.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • General knowledge of power generation equipment, facilities and operations.

  • Prior experience with rotating equipment, vibration analysis/equipment balancing, predictive maintenance, boilers, piping, welding, steam turbines and large motors, 6900 VAC and 480 VAC preferred.

  • Prior experience in a supervisory capacity, technical director or engineer desired.

  • Working knowledge of computer software including but not limited to; CAD, Excel, MSWord.

  • Prior coal-fired power plant preferred.

  • Prior experience with power plant engineering, maintenance, operations and/or start-up preferred.

  • Knowledge of power plant outage planning.

  • Knowledge of the use and application of electric utility industry codes, standards and government regulations applicable to power generation operations, equipment and facilities including OSHA, EPA, ASME, NEC, IEEE, NFPA.

  • Working knowledge of safety policies and procedures.

  • Ability to effectively communicate, including technical information, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to write technical reports.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships.

  • Ability to coordinate and direct the work of others.

  • Familiarity with labor agreements.

  • Ability to achieve goals and expectations.


  • Zero (0) to eight (8 1/2) years of experience with engineering operations and maintenance support of power generation equipment, facilities, and systems or power utility design work, construction or maintenance in power generation related programs.


  • Willingness to travel as required. (Must possess a valid driver's license).

  • Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.

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 is required to sit for long periods of time and occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach above and below shoulder level and be able to lift up to 10 lbs. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear. Incumbent must have finger dexterity, good vision, good color vision, good hearing, and ability to speak clearly, and handle intricate work.

  • Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform math at a level required to prepare, review and analyze related complex and/or engineering calculations associated with power plant equipment and systems operations and maintenance, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure.

  • Work Environment : While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is exposed to dust, varying noise levels and electrical risks, works around large power plant/industrial operating equipment. The incumbent will perform some work at heights and in confined spaces. The incumbent will perform some work exposed to weather and/or temperature extremes, both cold and heat.

Additional Details

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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.

Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance, Retirement Plan, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and Paid Leave Benefits.

Engineer I - Hiring salary range: $61,000 - $76,000

Engineer II - Hiring salary range: $74,000 - $92,000

Engineer III - Hiring salary range: $90,000 - $112,000

Senior Engineer - Hiring salary range: $99,000 - $123,000

Actual compensation offer to candidate may vary outside of the posted hiring range based upon work experience, education, and/or skill level.

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