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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. CCC Electrician III-VIII (IRC34403) in Meeker, Colorado

Brief Posting Description


The CCC Electrician III-VIII is responsible for performing general mine electrical work and performing these job duties in a safe, efficient, and cost effective manner.


  • Operates forklifts, man lifts, pick-up trucks and related service vehicles.

  • Limited operation of shovels and haul trucks for troubleshooting purposes.

  • Interprets lockout matrices for proper equipment isolation.

  • Monthly MSHA electrical inspections on facilities and mining equipment.

  • Properly de-energize equipment as per the isolation/lockout standards.

  • Cut, bend, thread and install electrical conduit.

  • Performs PM work on all electrical equipment.

  • Reads and interprets single-lined diagrams and other electrical schematic drawings for troubleshooting purposes.

  • Performs tests to ensure absence of voltage on all types of electrical equipment.

  • Uses voltmeter, ammeter, megger, oscilloscope and related testing apparatus to test defective equipment.

  • Repairs all types of plan and facility lighting, general electrical equipment and battery back-up systems.

  • Checks and replaces brushes of generators, motors and other electrical equipment.

  • Installs, repairs, and replaces equipment such as relays, switches, supervisory controls, indicating and recording equipment.

  • Assist with relocation of sub-stations and associated power cables for mining equipment to meet operational needs.

  • Inspects and repairs electrical components related to HVAC systems.

  • Inspects and repairs radio, intercom and phone systems.

  • Repairs defective high voltage trailing cables.

  • Troubleshoots all types of electrical and electronic equipment and components, such as Programmable Logic Controllers, Variable Frequency Drives, Regulators and Power Supplies.

  • Works with computers and various computer software packages.

  • Maintenance and calibration of mine atmospheric testing systems.

  • Examines tools and equipment for safety.

  • Completes necessary reports and work orders.


  • Provide basic tools to perform maintenance on equipment

  • Must be able to satisfactorily complete related company training programs.

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, Life Insurance, 401K, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), Employee Assistant Program (EAP) and Paid Leave Benefits.

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Actual compensation offer to candidate may vary outside of the posted hiring range based upon work experience, education, and/or skill level.

Job Requirements


  • Promote safety and safety process.Actively involved in promoting safety systems with others.

  • Self-motivated, taking strong leadership role in the work area, assist in other areas when assigned, is a resource to others.

  • Communicates with others and provide information for planning, prioritizing and completion of tasks.

  • Consistently displays positive behavior that supports the organization's goals and objectives.

  • Requires no supervision in core areas.Willingness to take on additional responsibility with minimal supervision.

  • Work effectively in a team environment as a team member and leader.Recognize the importance of teamwork to the organization.

  • Help train other team members as needed

  • High degree of knowledge of mining process and problem solving ability that enhances planning, prioritizing and completion of tasks.


  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Knowledge of mathematics and complete understanding of electrical formulas

  • MSHA and Colorado Surface Coal electrical certifications or ability to obtain certifications within one year of employment

  • Knowledge and understanding of the National Electrical Code

  • Ability to perform minor welding projects

  • Vocational training and previous five (5) years' experience as electrician in a mining environment, preferred

  • Practical knowledge of surface mining operations, preferred

  • Familiar with all maintenance equipment and has advanced skills with welding, hoisting, lifting and blocking practices.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills

  • Must be able to satisfactorily complete company training programs

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 primarily required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, drive and operate heavy equipment and trucks.Incumbent may be required to lift items weighing up to 40 pounds.Specific vision abilities include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Employee must be able to work from elevated positions such as ladders, bucket trucks and mining machinery booms.

  • Mental demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to read, write, analyze and review data and prepare related reports, exercise judgment and work independently, assist with making decisions concerning electrical work.

  • Work Environment: Drives cars, trucks, and service trucks.Works near hazardous machinery.Walks on uneven ground, exposed to dust, noise, solvents, and working at heights

Additional Details

Internal Candidates

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran