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Colorado Springs Utilities Substation Technician in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Substation Technician

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $56.82

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 8/11/23

Substation Technician

Who We are... Colorado Springs Utilities is a community-owned enterprise with a 100 year reputation of excellence. As a pioneer in providing four utility services (electric, gas, water, and wastewater) in one enterprise, we cultivate a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and work-life balance. With our dedication to the place we call home, we provide critical services to our community. Maybe that's one reason we are often rated a top city in the nation to live, work and play! Colorado Springs offers something for everyone; come breathe the fresh, clean air of the Rocky Mountains!

Experience this for yourself by joining our Substation Operations group as a Journey-level Substation Technician. In this job, you will play a critical role in the construction, maintenance, and safe operations of low to high-voltage substation equipment. This includes troubleshooting equipment and diagnosing malfunctions of electric, electromechanical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic oil, and gas components of the substation and customer equipment. You will also play an important role in training and educating apprentices on our team.

Starting pay rate for a Substation Technician is $54.11/hr. Your pay rate will increase to $56.82/hr upon successfully completing probation (typically 6 months).

This position is eligible for relocation assistance

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Adjusting, calibrating, repairing, and replacing substation equipment as appropriate

  • Installing, testing, and maintaining substation equipment and customers equipment

  • Testing substation components using sophisticated test equipment and being able to interpret test results (Power factor testing, breaker timing and travel testing, battery capacity and resistance test, and DGA and dielectric test of oil filled apparatus)

  • Performing equipment inspections and preventative maintenance

  • Constructing new and modifying existing substations

  • Assisting the engineering department with new construction and redesign of facilities and comparing specifications of new equipment (Power factor testing, breaker timing and travel testing, battery load test)

  • Providing technical advice to contractors and other utility departments including cable technicians, linemen, power plants, apparatus shop, and troubleshooters

  • Responding to emergency situations and making appropriate decisions involving substation equipment

  • Ensuring safe working conditions for all personnel and equipment

  • Providing training, technical guidance, proper work techniques and procedures, and safety procedures to substation apprentices and other crew members

Who you are… To qualify as a journey-level substation technician you will have completed a five-year substation apprenticeship or equivalent formal training program and offer one or more years of demonstrated experience working at the journey level.

In lieu of a formal training program , we will consider applicants who bring 5+ years of specialized experience leading inspections, testing, maintenance, and operations activities for substation electrical equipment.

Additionally, please note the following certification and licensing requirements:

  • Driving a Colorado Springs Utilities commercial vehicle is required for this position, as such, the successful candidate must have and maintain a valid

  • Driver’s License (without restrictions)

  • Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) w/ tanker and air brake endorsements are required at the time of hire OR must be obtained within six months

  • Medical Exam Certification

  • First Aid Certification

  • CPR Certification

You will be responsible for participating in an on-call rotation, and performing duties during emergency call-outs; which may include overtime, nights, weekends, and holidays.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you:

  • The ability to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.

  • The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity.

  • A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.

  • The stability vital for growth-oriented careers.

Our Commitment to our Employees…

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 rich benefits program.

  • Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge

  • Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year

  • Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave

  • Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year

  • Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time

  • Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire

  • Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.00 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in

  • Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network PPO preventive care covered at 100% and access to orthodontia coverage

  • Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery

  • Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans

  • Disability Coverage – Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more

  • Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC) – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones

  • Life Insurance – Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage available

  • Tuition Reimbursement – Employees are eligible to receive up to $5,250 annually for Tuition Reimbursement

  • Qualifying Public Service Employer – Payments made towards student loans may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

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

  • Starting pay will be determined within the posted pay range based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate; if there is a single pay rate posted, the job starts at that rate.

  • 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