Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Lineman Apprentice (IRC41368) in Durango, Colorado
Brief Posting Description
Responsible for all construction and maintenance work assigned in accordance with RUS specifications or as indicated by the engineer, while training others as assigned.
Hiring Wage: $36.67
Must have a satisfactory work record.
Must successfully pass the following Tri-State Tests:
Transmission "Lineman Qualification" Test with a 75% or better score.
Transmission Lineman "Wood Pole and Steel Structure Climbing" Practical (hands-on) Test with a 75% or better score.
Requires an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or certificate of completion from an accredited Line Worker Program. OR The equivalent combination of education and experience in electrical transmission maintenance which would consist of electrical utility line maintenance experience which must include work on transmission structures, aerial conductors/insulating assemblies, and equipment usage (i.e. climbing tools, man lifts, hot sticks, etc.)
Must have and maintain, or be able to obtain within 6 months, a valid Colorado Class 'A' Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with no Air Brake Restrictions.
Must have and maintain, or be able to obtain and maintain a First Aid and CPR Certification within 6 months of hire, and have the ability to perform First Aid and CPR.
Must have a willingness 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 60 minutes' response time from your regular reporting location.
Must be willing and able to work extra and irregular hours as the utility needs may require, and willing and able to work under unusual or special working conditions such as storms, extreme temperatures, winds, darkness, etc.
Must have sufficient knowledge and skill in the safe use of basic hand tools, power tools, and hot line tools.
Must be willing and able to demonstrate the ability to climb steel or wooden structures and work at various heights.
Must be willing to ride in a helicopter or fixed wing aircraft for the purpose of performing Line Inspections.
Tri-State may require you to demonstrate that you can perform the essential job functions.
The Company reserves the right to change the minimum requirements at any time as needed.
All employees interested in this position may apply either online on the Tri-State Intranet site.
To apply online 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 .
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.
Interested? Here is how to Apply:
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: www.tristategt.org/careers/ for more details.
Equal Opportunity Employer