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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Substation Construction Electrician I, II, III, IV or Journey Level (IRC37309) in Sidney, Nebraska

Brief Posting Description

Work as assigned in the safe and efficient installation of electrical substation equipment. Performs all types of electrical installations and modifications of equipment in substations both energized and de-energized. Carries out work order assignments, interprets prints, and prepares time sheets, material tickets, and applicable reports as required.

Job Requirements


  • Responsible for complying with all requirements included in Tri-State's Substation Technician Apprentice Training Guides.

  • Provide assistance and learn the correct construction and maintenance of electrical equipment in substations, including work on energized and de-energized equipment.

  • Maintain a first-aid card and the ability to perform first-aid.

  • Responsible for observance of safety rules by all co-workers.

  • Perform incidental clerical work as required.

  • Provide assistance and learn methods and procedures for the prompt restoration of service during an outage.

  • Responsible for assisting with other work of equal or lessor skill within the capabilities of the individual to meet emergencies or other operating needs.

  • 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:

  • Requires an Associate of Applied Science degree Electrical Engineering Technology or certificate of completion from a Transmission Maintenance Technical School, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Must be capable of obtaining and maintaining First Aid and CPR cards within six months of hire and have the ability to perform First Aid and CPR.

  • Must be willing to work in and around high voltages common to the electrical utility industry.

  • Must be willing to accept overnight travel up to 75% of working time.

  • Must reside within a 60 minute response time to the base location.

  • Must be willing and able to work extra and irregular hours as the utility needs may require, and willing to work under unusual or special working conditions; storms, extreme temperatures, winds, darkness, etc.

  • Must be willing to acquire the skills in the use and care of basic hand tools, power tools and hot line tools.

  • Must be willing to climb steel structures and work at various heights.

  • Must successfully complete the substation technician qualification test with a 75% or better score.

  • Must successfully complete the Tri-State Substation Technician training program, including work experience and supplemental study requirements, to be advanced to journeyman rate.


Zero to two and one half (2 1/2 ) years of experience in electrical transmission substation maintenance which would consist of: electric power substation apparatus maintenance experience involving testing of power circuit breakers; electrical insulation systems testing and repair; testing, calibrating and repairing protective relay devices and revenue meters; interpreting electrical schematic diagrams, wiring diagrams, and control logic.


  • Must have a satisfactory work record.

  • Must have and maintain, or be able to obtain within 180 days, a valid Colorado Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with the following endorsements:

  • Air Brakes

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 stand and walk for long periods of time and occasionally stoop, bend, reach above and below shoulder level up to 50 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 basic math, 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 and exposed to electrical risks, and works around large industrial operating equipment.

Additional Details

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

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.

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