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Colorado Springs Utilities Apparatus Electrician - Journey Level in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Apparatus Electrician - Journey Level

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $45.40

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 9/10/21

Apparatus Electrician - Journey Level

Colorado Springs Utilities has been operating as a municipal four-service utility since 1924, proudly providing electricity, natural gas, water, and wastewater to our citizen owners. We were recently recognized by the American Public Power Association (APPA) with the Diamond Designation for having some of the highest ratings in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements, among the more than 2,000 public utilities in the nation.

We are excited to welcome a Journey Electrician to our Apparatus Shop! As an Apparatus Electrician you will be part of the team responsible for maintaining, testing, and repairing our utilities’ electric distribution equipment. In this job, you will be an essential part of keeping our electric system running smoothly and keeping our employees and citizens safe. This is an incredible opportunity for a motivated electrician to flex their electrical theory and troubleshooting skills in a new and challenging environment.

In this position, your pay rate will start at $43.24 (entry rate) and move to $45.40 (single pay rate) upon successfully completing probation (typically six months).

What you’ll be doing…

  • Testing new and in-service apparatus, rubber protective equipment, and high voltage hot line tools for equipment failure

  • Assessing the condition of used apparatus and determine cost-effectiveness of needed repairs

  • Perform infrared and partial discharge testing on apparatus in the field

  • Performing preventative maintenance on MOD switches

  • Testing and building battery packs for different apparatus

  • Programing several different types of controllers

  • Documenting work orders, work plans, and technical advances

  • Accurate record keeping for all repairs, tests, and oil management

  • Operating forklifts

  • Complying with safety program for an incident and injury-free workplace

Who you are…

Qualified applicants must be either a journey electrician or journey lineman and offer a minimum of five years of experience working in the electric field. We are looking for skilled troubleshooters who are self-directed, motivated, and ready to learn something new. This position requires driving a Colorado Springs Utilities vehicle, so a valid driver’s license is required.

Our Commitment…

Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families, through our comprehensive benefits program.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance


  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft