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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. I, II, III, IV or JL Lineman (IRC31255) in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Brief Posting Description

Responsible for all construction and maintenance work assigned in accordance with specifications or as indicated by Tri-State engineering staff. Performs, supervises, and trains others in all types of construction and maintenance on transmission conductors, structures, and equipment, both energized and de-energized. Carries out work order assignments, interprets prints, and prepares daily time sheets, material tickets, and field and inspection reports as required. Maintains a first-aid card and the ability to perform pole-top resuscitation and remove an injured worker from a structure, if necessary.

Job Requirements


  • Performs, supervises, and trains others in all types of construction and maintenance on transmission conductors, structures, and equipment, both energized and de-energized.

  • Carries out work order assignments, interprets prints, and prepares daily time sheets, material tickets, and field and inspection reports as required.

  • Maintains a first-aid card and the ability to perform pole-top resuscitation and remove an injured worker from a structure, if necessary.

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

  • Maintains a Commercial Driver's License (CDL), as required for the operation of DOT regulated vehicles, and operates automotive equipment.

  • Sets up safe clearance with dispatchers and operating personnel. Leads and directs the work of the crew in the absence of the Line Foreman or Senior Lineman involving planning and laying out specific work assignments, and routing and execution of the jobs assigned.

  • Responsible for appraising condition of the line, equipment and right-of-way while performing regular duties and for advising the Line Foreman of any defects or condition that needs attention.

  • Responsible for having all equipment maintained in a ready-working condition.

  • Responsible for prompt restoration of service during outage.

  • Do any work of equal or lessor 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.


  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Planning: ability to think ahead and plan within timelines and resources; develop scopes, plan and schedule work; set priorities and goals; anticipate and adjust for problems; evaluate workloads; measure and evaluate performance against established goals.

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

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

  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • 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.

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

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


Education and Training:

  • Associates degree in electric utility line work or related discipline, or acceptable Line School certificate of completion, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Have good health and physical ability adequate for strenuous work.

  • Must be able to climb wooden and steel structures up to 300 feet.

  • Have thorough knowledge of the layout and characteristics of electrical transmission lines in the area.

  • Possess a considerable degree of skill to perform work by following standard method of procedure.

  • Be able to exercise judgment in making decisions and, when assigned, to direct a group of workers


  • Four years of appropriate experience, including at least one year as Lineman IV at Tri-State (or have acceptable equivalent experience).


  • Be capable of applying artificial respiration on or off ground and able to render practical first-aid.

  • Must be able to meet all Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) requirements. If not currently in possession of a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL), employee is required to obtain a CDL within six months of date of hire or date of selection for the position.

  • 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 and winds, darkness, etc.

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

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

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 stand and walk for long periods of time and occasionally stoop, bend, reach above and below shoulder level and lift up to 50 lbs. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. 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 works both indoors and outdoors, which may include working in various and extreme weather conditions. Incumbent is exposed to electrical risks associated with working around energized and de-energized high voltage power transmission lines. Incumbent is also exposed to risks associated with climbing both wood and steel power transmission structures up to 300 feet in height.

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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