To educate, train and inform employees of the proper work techniques and safety work procedures in accordance with state and federal regulations; assist the cooperatives in meeting the requirements for the NRECA Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program.
This position visits the member cooperatives during the year, planning and presenting job training and loss control programs. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the Cooperative Safety Rules and OSHA standards for the utility business. Will be responsible for the investigation of accidents, conducts periodic inspections and performs testing of equipment and vehicles. Responsible for identifying the rules and regulations concerning the acceptable work practices of electrical workers and communicating them to the member systems.
Top candidates will have their Certified Loss Control Professional (CLCP) certificate and be a former lineman for an electric utility. Must be able to operate a computer, software, calculator and other job-related equipment efficiently. Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license and be willing to travel at least 85% - 90% of the time. Lifting on occasion a mannequin that exceeds 140 pounds for pole top rescue exercises. Residency Requirements apply.
About Colorado Rural Electric Association
The Colorado Rural Electric Association (CREA) is the statewide service organization representing Colorado's electric cooperatives. Through CREA, the individual cooperatives share in the advantage of a larger utility operation, but control and ownership is maintained at the local level. CREA's membership is composed of the state's 22 electric distribution cooperatives and one generation and transmission cooperative.
CREA is located in Denver and represents the collective efforts of the electric cooperatives in a variety of fields including: legislative representation at the state and national levels, safety training and loss control, educational seminars for its directors and employees, youth programs and a communications program that includes a monthly consumer publication, Colorado Country Life. In addition, as different issues and needs arise, the CREA staff address these on behalf of its member systems. CREA is governed by a board of directors made of one representative from each of its member cooperatives.