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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

Maintenance Mechanic III - VI (IRC27573)

Brief Posting Description

The primary responsibilities of this position include preventative maintenance duties, inspection, diagnoses and, under limited supervision, the performance of repair and maintenance of mine equipment. Operates equipment for maintenance purposes. Performs routine repair and maintenance involving disassembly, overhaul, assembly and adjustments of equipment components. Performs repair and maintenance as recommended by equipment service manuals and as directed by supervisor.  One position vacancy is available.  Applicants will be considered for a Maintenance Mechanic Level III - VI based on overall job qualifications.

Job Requirements


1. High School diploma or equivalent

2. Vocational training and previous experience as mechanic - Preferred

3. Practical knowledge of surface mining operations

4. Familiar with all maintenance equipment and has advanced skills with welding, hoisting, lifting and blocking practices.

5. Strong organizational and communication skills

6. Must be able to satisfactorily complete company training programs

7. Valid driver's license required.

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 about 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's 222 employees produce approximately 1.7 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: 1.7 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 for more details.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

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