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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Substation Technician (Apparatus) I, II, III, IV OR JOURNEY LEVEL (IRC33763) in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Brief Posting Description

  • Responsible for the safe and efficient maintenance and operation of substations. Accountable to a lead or foreman level technician for all substation maintenance, training and operation functions.

Job Requirements


Education and Training:

  • The equivalent of technical training received in an Associate Degree Program in Electronics Engineering Technology with advanced studies in industrial electrical, Electro-mechanical controls, hydraulic, pneumatic devices, and digital systems control logic.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Must be capable of satisfactorily interpreting electrical schematic diagrams, wiring diagrams and control logic.

  • Technical skills in substation components and the safe use of hand, electrical and electronic tools.

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

  • Have thorough knowledge of the practices used in the electric power industry.

  • Be capable of applying artificial respiration and be able to render practical first aid.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


  • Four (4) years of practical experience and/or be able to demonstrate knowledge in maintenance of industrial electrical- electromechanical-hydraulic-pneumatic-electronic control equipment which must include.

  • Two (2) years and/or the equivalent knowledge of electric power substation apparatus maintenance experience involving testing of power transformers, testing and repairing of power circuit breakers and electrical insulation system testing and repair.


  • Must be recommended for this position by foreman, superintendent, and regional maintenance manager.

  • Must be willing to accept overnight travel up to 75% of working time. (Must possess a valid driver's license.)

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

  • Must have a satisfactory work record.

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 employee must have good health and physical ability adequate for strenuous work.

  • Mental demands : While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to exercise judgment in frequently making decisions and regularly directing a group of workers.

  • Work Environment : While performing the duties of this position, the employee is exposed to outside conditions sometimes resulting in extreme temperatures. Working conditions may include working extra and irregular hours as the utility needs may require, and willing to work under hazardous conditions.

Additional Details

10/26/2020 - This vacancy reopens today through November 5, 2020 at midnight.

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., nearly 1,500 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:

  1. 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran