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Arizona Public Service Substation Journeyman (Four Corners Power Plant) in FRUITLAND, New Mexico

Substation Journeyman (Four Corners Power Plant)

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Date: Mar 27, 2024

Location: FRUITLAND, NM, US, 87416

Company: APS

Arizona Public Service generates clean, reliable and affordable energy for 2.7 million Arizonans. Our service territory stretches across the state, from the border town of Douglas to the vistas of the Grand Canyon, from the solar fields of Gila Bend to the ponderosa pines of Payson. As the state’s largest and longest-serving energy provider, our more than 6,000 dedicated employees power our vision of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.

Since our founding in 1886, APS has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers in one of the country’s fastest growing states, earning a reputation for customer satisfaction, shareholder value, operational excellence and business integrity.

Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Completed a Registered Electrician Apprenticeship Program or an equivalent training program (as approved by APS T&D Technical & Safety Training) PLUS one year experience as an Electrician**

  • Must currently have a valid manual Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with no mechanical restrictions and ability to meet all DOT requirements.

  • This position requires working with aerial equipment, which has weight restrictions of 300 lbs or less

  • Must live within reasonable distance (45 minutes) from assigned Headquarters.

  • Subject to overtime and or/ out-of-town assignments​​​

    Preferred/Desirable Qualifications

  • Considerable experience performing journeyman-level high voltage substation duties with an electric utility or other entity operating and maintaining high voltage substation equipment preferred

  • Experienced in writing and executing switching orders, and basic computer skills such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • The ideal candidate filling this vacancy must be self-motivated, communicate and work well with others, and possess a positive attitude with the highest commitment to work safety.

Additional Information

Please submit the following under Additional Documents in the My Documents section of your online application. If you are unable to upload any of your documents, please email them to to be considered for the next steps of the process:

  • For applicants electing to qualify based on the completion of a registered apprenticeship program, provide your apprentice number and copy of your Registered Electrician Journeyman Apprenticeship Program Completion Certificate*

  • For applicants electing to qualify based on experience or equivalent training program, provide an official Letter** from HR Management or a member of the company’s operations leadership (stating: your job title, roles and responsibilities, and length of time you spent in that position, etc.).

  • Copy of your manual transmission Class A CDL license (front and back and IN COLOR) note - no mechanical restrictions i.e.., air brakes, etc.

    *Registered Apprenticeship Program Criteria: Program must have a documented process for hours worked in the field in the work processes associated with the craft e.g. distribution, transmission, maintenance, etc. Registered apprenticeship programs for the trades in question require 7,000 – 10,000 hours (3 -5 years). Program must have documented proof of completion of related education classroom courses. Registered apprenticeship programs require a minimum of 144 hours per year of related education courses during the course of the apprenticeship program

    ** Journeyman level experience must be documented in writing if you are unable to provide us a certificate of completion of Registered Apprenticeship. This will require a letter on company letterhead documenting your title, details of your roles and responsibilities, and length of time in that position. It must be signed by an operations or HR manager. This information will be subject to verification.

    Because the Four Corners Generating plant is on the Navajo Reservation, Navajo preference will apply in the job selection. Four Corners Generating plant is located 18 miles west of Farmington, a community of about 40,000, in the northwest region of New Mexico.

Export Compliance / EEO Statement

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Testing Information

Tests are only administered to referred candidates. More information about our tests and the testing process can be found HERE. (

A written [paper and pencil] test will be administered.

A test using a computer with keyboard will be administered.

A hands-on skills test will be administered.

E-mail will be the method of contact with job applicants for test scheduling. Please be sure to check your e-mail regularly so that you receive scheduling notifications for testing and updated job information.

Role Type

Plant/Field Role:

This position requires work to be performed in the field and/or at the work site, due to the nature of work.


Must live or relocate within reasonable distance to the headquarters for the position. Reasonable distance is contractually defined as thirty (30) minutes for Metro locations and forty-five (45) minutes for State Region locations.

CIP Requirement:

This position requires Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) access consistent with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards. The applicant considered for this role will be required to obtain and maintain CIP access for the duration of employment in this position. A full seven (7) year criminal history will be obtained through the pre-employment background check process (or, for current employees, through supplemental background check process) to fulfill the CIP access requirements. In addition, this position requires an additional background check every seven years to maintain access.