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Colorado Springs Utilities Electric Troubleshooter Journeyman in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Electric Troubleshooter Journeyman

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $50.07

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 1/25/21

Electric Troubleshooter Journeyman

This job is eligible for relocation assistance to aid with the costs associated with moving to the Colorado Springs area.

Colorado Springs Utilities is looking to add a dedicated and driven professional like you to our Electric Line Troubleshooting team. This group is responsible for performing a wide variety of specialized duties as an Electric Troubleshooter, without access to immediate supervision. You will spend your time quickly and correctly respond to emergency outages and calls for service, identifying problems, and making or arranging for repairs. Individuals must maintain knowledge of current distribution system changes and modifications; follow established field switching procedures; communicate effectively with customers, Distribution System Operators, and other department field and supervisory personnel.

Colorado Springs Utilities was recently awarded the Diamond Designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA). The Diamond status is the highest status awarded by the APPA; recognizing Colorado Springs Utilities has some of the highest ratings among the nation's 2,000 public utilities in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements. Come see what it’s like to live in a top-rated community and be part of a utility committed to its employees, customers, and community!

Starting pay rate for an Electric Troubleshooter Journeyman is $47.69/hr. Your pay rate will increase to $50.07/hr. upon successfully completing probation (typically 6 months).

How you’ll enjoy spending your day:

  • Working with and in areas close to energized lines and underground vaults

  • Performing Distribution and Transmission Switching to accommodate repairs and clearances

  • Scheduling outages with customers and electricians for new construction and projects

  • Working independently

  • Performing the physical aspects of line construction and maintenance

  • Appling safety standards in completing work assignments

What you bring to the team:

  • Advanced knowledge of the electric line industry

  • Distribution and Transmission Switching to accommodate repairs and clearances

  • Scheduling outages

  • Working independently (Climbing and Switching)

  • Performing physical aspects of line construction and maintenance

  • Electrical systems principles, voltage requirements, equipment, installation, and maintenance

This position requires the successful candidate to live within Colorado Springs Utilities Service Territory within 5 months of the date of hire/transfer. In addition, if selected, you will need to work on-call, overtime, weekends, holidays, etc. as business needs dictate.

To be considered as a Troubleshooter, you must have completed a certified Line Technician Apprenticeship program, hold a valid CDL Class A driver’s license, and have at least two to four years experience working as a journey-level line technician.

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