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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Combined Cycle Technician I, II, III, IV, or Journey Level (IRC38745) in Fort Lupton, Colorado

Brief Posting Description


Responsible for monitoring, attending and operating all combustion turbines, steam turbines, heat recovery steam generators and auxiliary equipment at the J.M. Shafer Station.Also responsible for performing skilled maintenance work on mechanical, electrical, and electronic equipment, as qualifications allow. Supports shift Senior Technician/Operations or Maintenance Supervisor in operating a combined cycle generating facility in conformance with facility's Power Purchase Agreements, Operating Agreements, plant procedures, environmental regulations and safety procedures with minimal guidance or assistance. Keeps Senior Technician/Foreman fully informed of plant operating status, unusual conditions, and faulty equipment.


There is one position available and this position will be filled at either the Combustion Turbine Technician I (T2), Combustion Turbine Technician II (T3), Combustion Turbine Technician III (T4), Combustion Turbine Technician IV (T5) or Journey Level Combustion Turbine Technician (T6). This decision will be based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate and Tri-State business needs at the time of hire.

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, Flexible Work Schedules, Life Insurance, Retirement option, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), Employee Assistant Program (EAP) and Paid Leave Benefits.

JL Combined Cycle Technician

Hiring Salary Range: $52.76

Combined Cycle

Technician IV

Hiring Salary Range: $47.85-$50.24

Combined Cycle Technician III

Hiring Salary Range: $43.40-$45.57

Combined Cycle Technician II

Hiring Salary Range: $39.37-$41.34

Combined Cycle Technician I

Hiring Salary Range: $35.70-$37.49

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

Job Requirements


  • Support shift Senior Technician/Operations or Maintenance Supervisor in operating a combined cycle generating facility in conformance with facility's Power Purchase Agreements, Operating Agreements, plant procedures, environmental regulations and safety procedures with minimal guidance or assistance. Keep Senior Technician/Foreman fully informed of plant operating status, unusual conditions, and faulty equipment.

  • Responsible for maintaining and/or repairing a combined cycle generating facility and all associated auxiliary and support equipment with minimal guidance or assistance, and for performing overall plant preventive and corrective maintenance as assigned.

  • Following satisfactory completion of required training, handle hazardous material/waste as required.

  • Learn and apply safe, effective use of hand tools, precision equipment and specialized test equipment used in maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of plant equipment.

  • Complete and maintain first aid and CPR certification.

  • Ensure adherence to spill prevention and emergency response procedures.

  • Communicate verbally and/or in writing detailed status of plant conditions to fellow Combined Cycle Technicians at shift turnover.

  • Perform water chemistry analysis on various plant water systems; ensure water chemistry is within proper control ranges; and make adjustments to water chemistry, as needed, by controlling chemical feed and/or blowdown rates.

  • Utilize the computerized maintenance management system (Asset Suite) to manage inventory, work management and procurement activities.

  • Responsible for operating fluid valves, as required to maintain proper system operation and mechanical isolation and for operating electric circuit breakers, as required, to maintain proper system operation and electrical isolation.

  • Operate and/or maintain water purification system in accordance with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and plant procedures, and monitor demineralized water to ensure quality is within acceptable limits.

  • Diagnose cause of plant equipment malfunctions or failures and take appropriate remedial action as authorized or required.

  • Read, understand and comply with all regulatory procedures and facility safety programs, and maintain adherence to all plant environmental permits.

  • Work shift hours, overtime, and irregular hours as needed to support reliable operation of the facility, which may involve, from time to time, working hours which will be determined on short notice, based on needs of the facility.

  • Perform general plant housekeeping, which involves maintaining the cleanliness of all areas of the plant and control room, or other housekeeping duties as assigned.

  • Maintain plant security in conformance with site procedures.

  • Perform Collateral Duties in conformance with Collateral Duty Program, as assigned by Plant Management.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with 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 Microsoft Office suite, databases, and other related applications.

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


Education and Training

  • A High School diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Associate's degree in a related discipline; or equivalent power plant operations and maintenance experience.

  • Successfully Complete Operator Qualification Program.

  • Maintain CPR certification, spill/waste handling training requirements and the ability to perform CPR and apply spill/waste training, respirator training and testing, and obtain opacity certification as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Must have proficient mechanical and electrical troubleshooting and repair skills and ability to solve related practical problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to make competent decisions in emergency situations.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written, including ability to write operating/maintenance procedures, work requests, purchase requisitions and routine reports.

  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret mechanical/electrical drawings, technical manuals and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams/Drawing (P&ID's).

  • Proficiency in computerized maintenance management system consistent with established procedure and have demonstrated basic computer literacy.

  • Must have a satisfactory work record.

  • Ability to conduct training of others in plant operation and maintenance procedures.


  • Requires at least one (1) year of experience as a Combined Cycle Technician IV.

  • Four (4) years of related power plant experience, combustion turbine experience desired.


  • Willingness to work extra or irregular hours, shift work, weekends, holidays, call out and travel as required; and willingness to be on call 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

  • Willingness to work with high voltages, obtain switching certification, and perform high voltage switching.

  • Must reside within 20 miles of the base location.

  • Have good health and physical ability adequate for strenuous work, including ability to wear a respirator.

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


  • None

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 primarily required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend and frequently utilize a keyboard/computer. Specific vision abilities include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Mental demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent will be required to problem solve, read, write and analyze data, work under schedules and deadline pressure, present information to others, work independently and use discretion and judgment for confidential or sensitive projects/issues.

  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is exposed to an office environment indoors, and will occasionally travel outdoors to multiple locations dependent on work.

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Company Description

Tri-State is a wholesale power supply cooperative, operating on a not-for-profit basis, with 45 members, including 42 utility electric distribution cooperative and public power district members in four states: Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming. Together with its members, Tri-State delivers reliable, affordable and responsible power and energy services to more than a million electricity consumers across nearly 200,000 square miles of the West.

Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., approximately 1,200 people are employed by Tri-State across five states.

Tri-State's electricity is generated from coal, natural gas and hydropower, with a rapidly increasing supply generated from wind and solar. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5,700 miles of high voltage transmission lines. Tri-State's transformative Responsible Energy Plan is reducing emissions, increasing renewable resources, developing new energy services and delivering more flexibility for its members.

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