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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Apparatus Maintenance Supervisor (IRC39565) in Pueblo, Colorado

Brief Posting Description

Responsible for planning, directing and supervising the maintenance, installation and modification of electrical substation equipment. Supervises, motivates, and directs two or more Apparatus Technicians. Performs, supervises, and trains others in the maintenance, installation, and modification of all types of electrical equipment in substations both energized and de-energized. Carries out work order assignments, interprets prints, prepare time sheets, completes material requests, and applicable reports as required.

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 including compressed work week and telecommuting opportunities to work remotely up to 50%, Life Insurance, 401K, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), Employee Assistant Program (EAP) and Paid Leave Benefits.

Apparatus Maintenance Supervisor

Hiring Wage: $60.20

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

This position can be based out of the Pueblo Field Facility or Craig Transmission Field Facility.

Job Requirements

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical direction to two or more technicians.

  • Perform, supervise, and train others in the installation, modification, maintenance and testing of all types of electrical equipment in substation both energized and de-energized.

  • Supervise and provide direction to employees within the framework of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 111 Labor Agreement for Operations and Maintenance Employees.

  • Carry out work order assignments, interpret prints, and prepare time sheets, material tickets, and applicable reports as required.

  • Lead and direct the work of crew including coordinating schedules, routing and execution of jobs assigned and planning and laying out the specific work assignments of the job. Provide regular feedback on performance expectations, and conduct performance evaluations. Requires frequent travel to all assigned locations.

  • Maintain a first-aid card and the ability to perform first aid.

  • Responsible for the observance of safety rules by all co-workers.

  • Maintain a driver's license and be familiar with the operations of vehicles and heavy equipment used in the maintenance and construction of transmission substation facilities.

  • Set up safety clearances with system operator and other operating personnel.

  • Direct employees on the operation of specialty vehicles and equipment associated with the Heavy Apparatus Function.

  • Responsible for the installation, modification, and testing of substation equipment such as transformers, switch gear, relays, meters, switchboards, associated electrical control systems, wiring, and all other types of electronic and electrical substation equipment.

  • Responsible for having all equipment installed in ready/working condition.

  • Responsible for prompt restoration of service during an outage and for coordinating equipment outages with other utility companies.

  • Does any other work of equal or lesser skill within the capabilities of the individual to meet emergencies or other operating needs.

  • 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.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to think ahead and plan within timelines and resources; set priorities and goals; anticipate and adjust for problems; evaluate workloads; measure and evaluate performance against established goals.

  • Time management: Ability to prioritize and schedule projects and meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to direct employees on the operation equipment.

  • 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.

  • Ability to work independently, with minimal direction as a highly motivated self-starter.

  • Ability to analyze problems and develop effective solutions at both strategic and functional levels.

  • Computer proficiency in operating a personal computer and standard business office applications including Microsoft Office suite, databases, and other related applications.

  • Active approach to safety by understanding and utilizing safe work practices while observing all rules and regulations.

  • Demonstrated leadership, integrity, teamwork, and ability to provide excellent customer service.

  • High initiative and good work ethic.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Training:

  • Eight (8) years of education and/or experience in the electrical construction and testing of substations. This would consist of:

  • Three (3) years practical experience and/or be able to demonstrate knowledge in construction of industrial, electrical, electromechanical, electronic control equipment, which must include substation apparatus construction and testing as follows:

  • One (1) year or the equivalent knowledge of electric substation power transformer testing, inspection and limited repair;

  • One (1) year or the equivalent knowledge of electric substation power circuit breaker testing, inspection and repair;

  • One (1) year or the equivalent knowledge of electric power substation electrical insulation testing, inspection and repair

  • Practical experience and/or be able to demonstrate knowledge in installation and commissioning of associated electrical equipment..

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Must be capable of satisfactorily interpreting and teaching subordinates' electrical schematic diagrams and wiring diagrams, maintenance and installation procedures.

  • Willingness to be available on a 24-hour basis and 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, and other similar extreme working conditions.

  • 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.

  • Strong knowledge and familiarity with specialty vehicles and equipment associated with the Heavy Apparatus Function.

  • Must be able to exercise judgment in frequently making decisions and regularly directing a group of workers.

  • Have a thorough knowledge of the layout and characteristics of Tri-State's system and conventions used throughout the Electric Power industry.

  • Maintain a first aid and CPR card and be capable of performing artificial respiration and be able to render practical first aid.

  • Proficient in the use of a personal computer and related applications including spreadsheets, word processing, database, and ability to learn currently used computerized work management system.

  • Ability to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.

Experience:

  • Two (2) years of appropriate experience including at least one (1) year as a Journey Level Substation technician.

  • One (1) year of technical lead/supervisory experience and be able to demonstrate leadership in the electrical power industry (does not have to be with Tri State).

Other:

  • Willingness to be available on a 24-hour basis and 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.

  • 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.

  • Must be able to exercise judgment in frequently making decisions and regularly directing a group of workers.

  • Must reside within a 60 minute response time of the base location.

  • Overnight travel required. (Must possess a valid driver's license.)

  • Must have satisfactory work record.

  • Have a good health and physical abilities adequate for strenuous work.

  • Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.

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 sit, stand, walk, stoop, and bend. Incumbent may be required to lift items weighing up to 25 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, and may encounter personnel issues and normal stresses of the work environment in working in substation yards, mountaintop sites, winter driving and others.

  • Work Environment:. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is exposed to potential hazards in a controlled environment. Hazards include high voltages in substation yards, electric shock hazards from up to 130V, radio frequency hazards, fall hazards from Telecommunications Towers and Substation Apparatus, vehicle-related hazards. Snow Cat travel to mountaintop sites in Winter months.

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 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.

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