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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.
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Montrose, Colorado
United States
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Journey Level Electronics Specialist- IRC27612

Brief Posting Description

Maintenance of two-way radio, microwave radio, carrier systems and maintenance of digital remote terminal units, microprocessors, and computer systems.

Job Requirements

1. Must have a satisfactory work record.

2. Must successfully pass a Background Check

3. Must successfully complete the Transmission Telecommunications Technician test with 75% or better score.

4. Must have and maintain or be able to obtain within 180 days a valid Colorado Class 'A' Commercial Driver's License with no air brake restrictions.

5. Requires successful completion of the apprenticeship training program.


Eight (8) years of combined education and experience in electronic field which consist of:

(a) the equivalent of technical training received in a Associate Degree program in Electronics Engineering Technology with advance studies in radio communications (including microwave) and digital systems (including microprocessors, peripheral equipment, and programming);


(b) six years of practical experience in maintenance of electronic telecommunications and digital systems, which must include one year of practical experience in maintenance of two-way radio, microwave radio, and carrier systems and one year of practical experience in maintenance of digital remote terminal units, microprocessors, and computer systems. Must be capable of satisfactorily interpreting electrical schematic diagrams, wiring diagrams and control logic.

6. Must have sufficient knowledge and skill in the safe use of electrical and electronic tools.

7. Must maintain one of the following certificates or be able to obtain one within 365 days:

  • Federal Communications Commission General Radio Telephone Operator
  • ETA Certification
  • CISCO CCNA certifications.  

8. Must reside within 60 minutes response time from reporting location.

9. Must be willing to accept out-of-town work with overnight travel.

10. Must be willing to work on antenna systems and tower structures at various heights

11. Must be capable of obtaining and maintaining First Aid and CPR card within 6 months of hire and have the ability to perform First Aid and CPR.

12. Must be willing and able to work extra and irregular hours as the utility needs may require and willing to work under unusual or special working conditions; storms, extreme temperatures, winds, and darkness, etc.

13. Must be willing to and able to climb wooden or steel structures and work at various heights.

14. Must be willing to work in and around high voltages common to the electrical utility industry.

(Must be able to demonstrate the capability of performing all of the performing all essential functions of the job.)

(The Company reserves the right to change the minimum requirements at any time as business necessity requires.)

Additional Details


The Transmission Joint Review Board may grant credit towards the term of apprenticeship to new apprentices who demonstrate previous acquisition of skills or knowledge equivalent to that which would be received under the Standards of Apprenticeship. Step one will be awarded unless indicated otherwise by the Transmission Joint Review Board.  In order to be awarded a higher step, documentation must be submitted to the Transmission Joint Review Board for their consideration within thirty-one days from the start date.


All employees interested in this position may apply either online on the Tri-State Intranet site or complete a Bargaining Job Bid form available from Employee Services.

To apply online 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.

If you complete a paper bid, return to Employee Services please DO NOT return the job bid form to your supervisor.

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 1,200 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:

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

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