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Company Name:
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Meeker, Colorado
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

CCC MineStar Technician (IRC27572)

Brief Posting Description

The MineStar Technician is responsible for a diverse range of duties to maintain the MineStar and Rajant radio Systems at Colowyo. These Systems requires close coordination with Production, Maintenance, Information Technology, Engineering, Vendors, multiple Tri-State Business Units, and other technology entities. As part of normal work duties, this individual will be responsible to assist in installations and continued maintenance to the MineStar system, including the wireless radio infrastructure. This individual will also assist in the training of all Stakeholders in the usage of the System.

Job Requirements


Education and Training:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Advanced technical degree(s) desired.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Prior Knowledge of MineStar and/or Wireless Radio Network(s) preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • High initiative and good work ethic.
  • Ability to multitask and deal with complex issues.
  • Strong computer skills with a willingness to quickly learn and master new software and systems. Advanced computer skills a plus.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical diagrams.
  • Ability to troubleshoot low voltage electrical and electronic systems.


  • One (1) year experience working with GPS, wireless mesh networks, and two-way communication systems preferred


  • Valid driver's license required.


  • Surface Mine experience preferred.

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 primarily required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, and bend. Will require working in a standing, sitting, or laying position. Incumbent may be required to lift items weighing up to 40 poundsBe able to climb multiple sets of stairs both indoors and out. Will include working at heights up to 180 feet. Specific vision abilities include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Mental demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to read, write, analyze and review data and prepare related reports, exercise judgment and work independently, assist with making decisions concerning MineStar options and alternatives, prepare presentations of MineStar information and work under pressure.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is exposed to moderate level of noise. Ability to work in both hot and cold climates. 70% of work will be done in the field either outside or in a shop environment. Will include working in snowy and muddy work area.

This job description is not all inclusive but rather serves as a general guideline of the current needs of the position and can be modified at the discretion of management to meet current business needs. Experience and education requirements are the primary basis for awarding this position, however substitutions that are essentially equivalent may be made as they relate to the essential functions, duties, and responsibilities of this position.

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

Colowyo Mine is one of two fuel suppliers to Tri-State's Craig Station. The mining operation is located aboutĀ 25 miles north of Meeker, Colo. approximately 25 miles from the power plant.

The mine was originally developed in 1978. Tri-State purchased the mine from Rio Tinto Energy in 2011.

Operating as one of the state's largest surface coal production operations, Colowyo Mine'sĀ 222 employees produce approximately 2.3 million tons of low sulfur, subbituminous coal annually from a 29,000-acre permitted site. Personnel at the mine use both draglines and truck and shovel operations for removing the overburden and extracting the coal.
The coal is extracted, crushed and transported to an on-site rail head, where it is shipped by train to Craig Station's load-out facilities. About five trains, pulling 50 or more 120-ton railcars, make weekly deliveries to the power plant. Currently, all of Colowyo Mine's coal is shipped exclusively to Craig Station, providing the plant approximately 60 percent of its total fuel resources.

Colowyo Mine facts: Purchased by Tri-State in 2011 (in operation since 1978) Approximately 222 employees Equipment fleet includes 12 240-ton haul trucks and 9 bulldozers Transportation by rail (approx. 25 miles) to Craig Station Annual production: 2.3 million tons

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. Please visit our careers site at more details.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

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