Colorado Springs Utilities Substation Technician in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft
Pay Range $45.42 to $47.69
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Posting Close Date 3/3/21
The Substation Operations Group within the Energy Services Division of Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking a journey-level substation technician to join the team. In this job, you will be responsible for the construction and maintenance of substation equipment, including troubleshooting equipment and diagnosing malfunctions of electric, electromechanical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic oil, and gas components of the substation and customer equipment. Additionally, you will play a crucial role in training and educating apprentices.
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 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
Who you are: You will have completed the five-year or equivalent apprenticeship program working on substations, and possess a Class A, Commercial Driver’s License with tanker and air brake endorsements, Medical Exam certification, First Aid, and CPR certifications.
Who we are: Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. Come be a part of a team making a difference in the lives of our customers in a sought-after community. As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required essential service and commodity for our community. We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies. We understand employees have competing priorities. Come work in an environment that embraces teamwork and flexibility!
**The selected candidate 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.
Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.
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
Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance
Colorado Springs Utilities is considered an essential business delivering critical services to our community. During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are hiring for a variety of positions. Interviews for many positions will leverage remote technology solutions, including the enhanced use of email, telephone, and video solutions where possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.
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.
For more information regarding applicant rights, visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm
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Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft