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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Lineman Apprentice - IRC31155 in Craig, 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.

Job Requirements

  1. Must have a satisfactory work record.

  2. Must successfully complete the Tri-State Transmission "Lineman Qualification" Test with a 75% or better score.

  3. Requires an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or certificate of completion from an accredited Line Worker Program.


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.)

  1. 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.

  2. Must be capable of obtaining and maintaining First Aid and CPR certification within 6 months of hire and have the ability to perform First Aid and CPR.

  3. Must have a willingness to work in and around high voltages common to the electrical utility industry.

  4. Must be willing to accept overnight travel up to 75% of working time.

  5. Must reside within 60 minutes' response time from reporting location.

  6. 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.

  7. Must have sufficient knowledge and skill in the safe use of basic hand tools, power tools, and hot line tools.

  8. Must be willing and able to demonstrate the ability to climb wooden and steel structures and work at various heights.

  9. 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.

Additional Details

The Joint Review Board may grant credit towards the term of apprenticeship to new apprentices who demonstrate previous acquisition of skills or knowledge equivalent to that which would be received under the Standards of Apprenticeship, Section XII, Credit for Previous Experience, Title 29 CFR 29.5(b)(12) and 30.4(c)(8).

Apprentice applicants seeking credit for previous experience gained outside the supervision of the Joint Review Board must submit the request at the time of application/bid process and furnish such records, affidavits, and other documentation to substantiate the claim. Please submit to Nina Van Wagenen, Learning Program Coordinator at the Learning and Development Center (, 970-824-4411, x4525).

All employees interested in this position may apply either online on the Tri-State Intranet site or complete a Bargaining Job Bid form available from Human Resources.

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 .

If you complete a paper bid, return to Human Resources, please DO NOT return the job bid form to your supervisor.

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.

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.

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Equal Opportunity Employer