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Colorado Springs Utilities Substation Technician in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Substation Technician

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $47.69

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 8/2/21

Substation Technician

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

Colorado Springs Utilities is a four-service utility provider with a 100-year reputation for providing our citizen owners with unmatched delivery of electricity, natural gas, water, and wastewater services. Our commitment to reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements has been recognized as one of the top public utilities in the nation by the American Public Power Association (APPA) through our Diamond Award designation and further, Colorado Springs continues to rank as one of the best places to live by U.S. News (#6 in 2021).

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 $45.42/hr. Your pay rate will increase to $47.69/hr upon successfully completing probation (typically 6 months).

What you’ll be responsible for…

  • 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 results

  • Performing equipment inspections and preventative maintenance

  • Constructing new and modifying existing substations

  • Assisting the engineering department on new construction and redesign of facilities and comparing specifications of new equipment

  • 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

  • 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.

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)

  • Additionally, a 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

Who we are…

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


  • Colorado Springs Utilities is considered an essential business delivering critical services to our community. If selected for an interview, we may leverage remote technology solutions including the enhanced use of email, telephone, and video solutions as part of the hiring process where possible.

  • All postings will close at 11:59 pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled .

  • 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