Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 44 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., nearly 1,200 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.
Responsible for the safe and efficient maintenance, operation, and installation and modification of line and substation equipment.
JOB REQUIREMENTS (Requirments listed below are for a JL Lineman (Projects). Applicants with less experience will be considered for Lineman I, II, III or IV position based on experience.)
1. Six (6) years of education and/or experience in line construction and the physical construction of substations. This would consist of:
a. The equivalent of technical training received in an Associate degree program in electrical utility maintenance and construction with studies in structures, apparatus, and equipment usage (i.e., aerial manlifts, hydraulic booms, diggers).
b. Two (2) years practical experience and/or be able to demonstrate knowledge in the layout and construction of various substation and line foundations to include layout, forming, and proper soil preparation and compaction.
c. Two (2) years practical experience and/or be able to demonstrate knowledge of substation physical construction. This would include steel erection, apparatus moves.
d. One (1) year practical experience and/or be able to demonstrate knowledge of line construction. This would include wood structures and steel structures.
e. One (1) year practical experience and/or be able to demonstrate knowledge in bus installation, basic bus welding techniques, switch installation and maintenance, concrete demolition, grounds installation, conduit installation, and cable installation.
f. Must be capable of satisfactorily interpreting and teaching subordinates physical prints.
2. Be willing and able to work extra and irregular hours as the utility needs may require, and be willing to work under unusual or special working conditions; storms, extreme temperatures, winds, darkness, etc.
3. Possess a considerable degree of skill to perform work by following standard methods of procedure as well as the ability to plan and perform a sequence of operations or duties when standards or recognized methods are inapplicable or are not suitable.
4. Be able to exercise judgement in frequently making decisions and regularly directing a group or workers.
5. Willingness to travel up to 90% of working time, including overnight travel.
6. Must have satisfactory work record.
7. Have good health and physical abilities adequate for strenuous work.
8. Have knowledge of the layout and characteristics of Tri-State's system and conventions used throughout the electric power industry.
9. Must reside within a 60 minute response time to the base location.
10. Be capable of applying artificial respiration and be able to render practical first aid.
How To Apply
Go to www.tristategt.org/ and click on the 'Careers' Link. Search for Job and click 'Apply Now' Icon. You will be required to register in order to apply.
Amount of Travel Up to 100%
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