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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. CCC Production Operator I (IRC36063) in Meeker, Colorado

Brief Posting Description


The CCC Production Operator is responsible for the daily operation of heavy equipment in an active mine environment. All work must be completed in a safe and efficient manner in support of mining operations.

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.

Production Operator I

Hiring Hourly Wage: $28.01

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


  • Operate an off road haul truck and other equipment, as assigned.

  • Operate in a safe and efficient manner, causing the least wear and/or damage to the equipment and mine property.

  • Support mining operations by safely maintaining high productivity standards.

  • Complete loading and hauling operations with all types of materials in all weather conditions, and within safety requirements and accurate delivery of material to assigned dump locations.

  • Know the work area and dump locations in the mine.

  • Safety conscious with a basic knowledge of pit policies and procedures.

  • Have basic knowledge of mechanical system and demonstrated ability to perform and document a through pre-operational inspection to evaluate mechanical condition of the truck.

  • Complete all work in accordance with the agreed plan and outcomes, and within the operating capacities of the equipment.

  • Perform manual labor to prepare or finish sites, such as shoveling by hand and use of wheelbarrow.

  • Responsible for keeping all equipment clean, free of hazards, and set up properly for the on-coming shift.

  • Monitor crushing operations and perform labor and wash down/clean-up activities for maintenance, as needed.

  • Compliance with all company policies and procedures.

  • Meet or exceed established performance expectations set by management.

  • Consistently exercise discretion and judgment in job performance.

  • Perform other work or assist others as assigned by supervisor.

  • 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.


  • Must be able to operate a 2-way radio and follow instructions.

  • Operational knowledge of startup and shutdown procedures, and lock out, tag out.

  • Blind spot recognition is required.

  • Must understand grade, proper barricading, loader set up, trail cable layout and road designs/repairs.

  • Assist with cable and equipment moves; may operate various pieces of heavy equipment as necessary to support operations.

  • Periodically do visual inspections of the shovel and bucket and report any problems to the shovel operator.

  • Possess good communications and interpersonal skills.

  • Must keep accurate records of loads and equipment condition.

  • Must understand the functions of the MineStar panel.

  • Must be able to read and understand written documentation.

  • Help develop other department personnel to perform duties listed above.

  • Must be able to satisfactorily complete related company training programs

Job Requirements


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

  • Continual situational awareness and assessment of potential hazards in the work place, and report or manage the hazards to minimize risk.

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

  • Communicate effectively with company employees and management.

  • Basic engine maintenance skills.

  • Consistently exercise discretion and judgement in job performance.

  • Must be willing to accept change and strive for continuous improvement.

  • Demonstrate positive behaviors that support the organization's goals and objectives.

  • Flexibility to take on additional duties as required.

  • Punctuality and regular attendance is required.

  • Meet the requirements of Fitness for Duty policy.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Previous experience working in an active surface mine, preferred.

  • Practical knowledge of surface mining operations.

  • Knowledge of federal and state mining laws.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

  • Basic computer skills.


  • Previous experience operating 100+ ton or off road trucks or other heavy equipment operation, preferred.


  • Valid driver's license required.

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 will be exposed to continual sitting, occasional walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, and frequent twisting. Simple and power grasping, dominant and non-dominant. Reaching above and below the shoulder. Use of feet to operate foot controls. Visual requirements are low light, near, far and lateral vision, and depth perception. Auditory requirements are hearing signals, radio routine communications. Occasional lifting and carrying up to 40 lbs.

Mental demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to read, write, analyze and review data, exercise judgment and work independently.

Work Environment: Drives haul trucks and other heavy equipment. Works near hazardous machinery. Walks on uneven ground, exposed to dust, noise, and solvents

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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