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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. CCC Mechanic III-VIII (IRC36284) in Meeker, Colorado

Brief Posting Description

This position is responsible for understanding and being proficient at all basic tasks regarding basic trouble shooting, repairing and maintaining most/all surface mining equipment used on site, performing these job duties in a safe, efficient, and cost effective manner.

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.

Mechanic III

Hiring Hourly Wage: $37.44

Mechanic IV

Hiring Hourly Wage: $38.57

Mechanic V

Hiring Hourly Wage: $39.71

Mechanic VI

Hiring Hourly Wage: $40.93

Mechanic VII

Hiring Hourly Wage: $82.97

Mechanic VIII

Hiring Hourly Wage: $45.11

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

Job Requirements


  • Understands and is proficient at all basic tasks including equipment PMs, tire removal and installation, lubrication practices, basic welding skills, and basic equipment component repair as required in assigned areas.

  • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnoses, and makes repairs with minimal assistance.

  • Completes job related paperwork accurately and is familiar with required computer use including AS6 and MineStar.

  • Must recognize hazards and other conditions and plan for them.

  • Understand lockout/tagout, safety procedures and area cleanliness.

  • Produce consistent good quality work.

  • Understand mechanical systems and is qualified for the Mechanic Technician III position.

  • Possesses knowledge of high voltage areas and understands hazards and procedures around working in these areas.

  • Knowledge of engines, transmissions, drive-trains, hydraulic systems, and electrical systems and cutting/welding concepts and procedures.

  • Adhere to company policies, programs and procedures as well as Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO) standards, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

  • Safety: Maintain safety awareness and comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures to assure a safe working environment. Properly wear and care for applicable safety gear and equipment. Identify and communicate unsafe conditions to supervisor, coworkers, and the Safety functional area and correct or assist in resolving safety concerns and issues. Must understand and comply with the Clearance Procedure as applicable.

  • Culture: 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.


  • Responsible for keeping Maintenance Operator Task Certificates (5023 forms) and/or hazard training current on small and large equipment.

  • Can accurately formulate a parts list for any job and effectively use computer system to generate work orders, order parts, research component history with working knowledge of warehouse and computer system.

  • Provide basic tools to perform maintenance on equipment

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


  • 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

  • Vocational training and previous experience as mechanic, preferred

  • Practical knowledge of surface mining operations

  • 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.

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 equipment maintenance.

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

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