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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Pilot - Exempt (IRC36246) in Westminster, Colorado

Brief Posting Description

Captains are directly responsible for the safe conduct of flights to which they are assigned. Captains report directly to the Chief Pilot and are the final authority in the operation of the aircraft while acting as pilot-in-command. Captains must ensure compliance with all Federal, State and Local regulations and with company policies and procedures specified in the company Operations Manual.

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


Hiring Salary Range: $81,000-102,000

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

Job Requirements


  • Assumes direct responsibility for the safe conduct of flights to which he/she is assigned.

  • Complies with all Federal, State and Local regulations and with company policies and procedures specified in the company Operations Manual.

  • Complies with schedules and other directives governing aircraft operation.

  • Acts as pilot-in command of flights to which he/she is scheduled as Captain.

  • Makes pre-flight inspections.

  • Studies weather conditions at destination airports, en route, alternate airports and departure points.

  • Prepares and files flight plans.

  • Reviews and calculates the aircraft weight and balance, fuel on board and performance charts. Uses checklists.

  • Makes decisions necessary to start, delay, or cancel the flight, or deviate from planned route or destination when operating conditions dictate.

  • 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.

  • Time management: ability to successfully plan and implement objectives within established timelines and work schedules.

  • Technical skills required for safely navigating an aircraft.

  • Flexibility: ability to be flexible due to constant change in flight schedules, employee schedules and weather conditions.

  • Commitment to company values


Education and Training

  • Commercial pilot rating.

  • Current FAA second-class medical certificate.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Working knowledge of the entire field of aviation.

  • Ability to lead others.


  • Flight experience minimums as follows:

  • 1500 hours total flight time in fixed wing aircraft.

  • 1000 hours of pilot-in-command in multi-engine aircraft.

  • 500 hours in model operated by Tri-State.

  • Extensive experience in high density altitude operations and mountain flying.

  • Completion of manufacturer's or other professionally conducted "initial" training curriculum for the aircraft assigned.

  • Current biennial flight review status.


  • None


  • None

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 sit for long periods of time and occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach above and below shoulder level and push/pull objects up to 100 lbs., and lift up to fifty pounds. 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 loud noises, vibrations, occasional fumes, dust, and chemicals. Incumbent is occasionally working in confined areas, exposed to electrical risks, and required to operate corporate aircraft related machinery and equipment. Incumbent occasionally is exposed to extreme cold and hot temperatures.

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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