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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Combustion Turbine Technician I, II, III, IV or JL (IRC36365) in Commerce City, Colorado

Brief Posting Description

Responsible for the safe and efficient operations and maintenance of plant activities at the combustion turbine power plant. Performs plant operations and maintenance activities in an efficient and safe manner. Performs multi-unit operations and implements preventive maintenance program, conducts inspections of major equipment, including combustion turbine equipment, and adheres to proper procedures. Ensures maintenance records and status reports of plant activities are accurate and complete. Responds appropriately to emergencies such as fire, major spill, unit failure, or injured employee.

NOTE : There is one position available and this position will be filled at either the Combustion Turbine Technician I (Job grade T2), Combustion Turbine Technician II (Job grade T3), Combustion Turbine Technician III (Job grade T4), Combustion Turbine Technician IV (Job grade T5) or the JL Combustion Turbine Technician (Job grade 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.

Combustion Turbine Technician I

Hiring Salary Range: $34.66-$36.40

Combustion Turbine Technician II

Hiring Salary Range: $38.22-$40.13

Combustion Turbine Technician III

Hiring Salary Range: $42.14-$44.24

Combustion Turbine Technician IV

Hiring Salary Range: $46.46-$48.78

JL Combustion Turbine Technician

Hiring Salary Range: $51.22

Job Requirements


  • Perform plant operations and maintenance activities in an efficient and safe manner.

  • Perform multi-unit operations and implement preventive maintenance program, conduct inspections of major equipment, including combustion turbine equipment, and adhere to proper procedures. Ensure maintenance records and status reports of plant activities are accurate and complete.

  • Respond appropriately to emergencies such as fire, major spill, unit failure, or injured employee.

  • Evaluate and troubleshoot site and combustion turbine equipment to determine required repairs or modifications.

  • Responsible for the accurate and efficient use and operation of site test and support equipment.

  • Perform duties including overtime, callout, computer entries, scheduling, operation/maintenance logs, outage reports, curtailments reports, monthly forms and reports. Maintain adequate spare parts systems and track fuel pricing information and fuel availability.

  • Ensure a safe start-up, operation, and shut down of the units. Coordinate (through the use of dispatch operating procedures) the hour ending unit or site loads, on or offline times, and unit outages.

  • Issue Source of Power clearance when dispatch has requested the units out of service, request switching through dispatch, perform confined space entry permit, work permit, job briefings, hot work permit, 480 voltage lockout tag out, accident reports and critical area entry.

  • Recommend changes for added safety, reliability, and efficiency of the combustion turbine site equipment and operations. Maintain a first aid card and the ability to perform first aid.

  • Perform proper paperwork for obtaining needed tools and equipment when working on critical projects.

  • Responsible for fire system and reporting of any system outages to insurance coordinator.

  • Coordinate with dispatch on unit operation, outages, status, loading, and testing. Assist in the scheduling, coordinating and arrangement of work needs on outage, parts, and tools.

  • 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:

  • Associates Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Power Plant Technology or closely related area of study, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Must have strong mechanical and electrical troubleshooting and repair skills to operate and maintain combustion turbine equipment.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must have a satisfactory work record.

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


  • Two (2) years of power plant experience which may consist of an equivalent combination of related education and/or power plant experience.


  • Willingness to work at other Power Plants as required.

  • Possession of current valid driver's license.

  • 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 twice per year.

  • Willingness to work extra or irregular hours, shift work, weekends, holidays, call out and overnight travel as required.

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

  • Willingness to be on call 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

  • Must reside within 60 minutes of the base location.

  • Requires physical ability adequate for strenuous work, including ability to wear a respirator.

  • Willingness to travel up to 10-15% of time. (Possession of a valid driver's license or ability to obtain.)


  • Electric utility experience preferred.

NOTE : The above requirements describe the experience and education qualifications for the Journey Level Combustion Turbine Technician. Those with less experience will be hired at the Combustion Turbine Technician I, II, III or IV as appropriate.

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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Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at for more details.

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