Responsible for all construction and maintenance work assigned in accordance with RUS specifications or as indicated by the engineer. Performs construction and maintenance on transmission conductors, structures, and equipment, both energized and de?energized. Maintains a first?aid card and the ability to perform pole?top resuscitation and remove an injured worker from a structure, if necessary.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
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.
Two (2) years of appropriate experience with Tri?State, including at least one year as Lineman II or have acceptable equivalent 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.
Be capable of applying artificial respiration on or off ground and able to render practical first?aid.
Five (5) years of related experience.
Must be able to meet all Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) requirements.
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.
Possess a considerable degree of skill to perform work by following standard method of procedure.
Must reside within a 60 minute response time to the base location.
Overnight travel 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 is required to stand and walk for long periods of time and occasionally stoop, bend, reach above and below shoulder level up to 50 lbs. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear. 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 is exposed to dust and exposed to electrical risks, and works around large industrial operating equipment.
Internal Number: IRC32461
About Tri-State G&T Assn., Inc.
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 1,500 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.