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Colorado Springs Utilities Tool Shop Technician in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Tool Shop Technician

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $31.47

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 11/19/21

Tool Shop Technician

Who We Are...

Colorado Springs Utilities is a four-service municipal utility with a 100-year reputation for providing reliable water, wastewater, gas, and electric services to the Pikes Peak Region. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the perfect blend of mountain and city living. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, you will enjoy nature at its finest while residing in the sixth most desired place to live in the United States (according to U.S. News & World Report, 2021).

Are you mechanically inclined? Are you known to tinker with something until it works just the way it was designed to? If this sounds like you, then perhaps working as a Tool Shop Technician at Colorado Springs Utilities is right up your alley. In this job, you will be responsible for the purchasing, maintenance, calibration, and repair of tools used by crews in electric, gas, and water. You will be challenged daily as you prioritize repairs and coordinate with crew foremen and equipment manufacturers as you ensure that construction crews are properly supported to perform their job.

The entry pay rate for this position is $29.97/HR. Once you complete the probationary period (typically 6 months) your pay will adjust to $31.47 (Single Pay Rate).

What you will be doing?

  • Managing the repair, calibration, and replacement of tools and equipment used by gas, electric, and water crews

  • Responsible for diagnosing, rebuilding, and repairing small engines, tools, and equipment utilized by crews, including; chainsaws, tampers, demo saws, and generators

  • Ordering specialized tools and equipment for crews

  • Preforming annual preventive maintenance on gas fusion equipment to meet PUC audit requirements

  • Prioritizing and scheduling repairs, coordinating with crew foreman, and manufacturers to meet work demands

  • Assessing the cost-benefit of repairing vs replacing tools and making recommendations

  • Identifying equipment in need of replacement and/or equipment that would increase productivity and efficiency and providing recommendations to leadership


Qualified applicants will be naturally curious, mechanically inclined and have experience rebuilding and repairing small engines, as well as using a variety of diagnostic testing and tuning equipment. Prior experience using manual machining equipment, including metal lathe and milling machines is a plus. Additionally, we seek candidates who demonstrate the following:

  • Must be a self-starter and someone who works well independently

  • Experience managing and prioritizing repairs

  • Must be skilled in construction equipment operation, servicing tools, and managing repair schedules

  • Must demonstrate strong work ethic, accountability, and reliability

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 rich benefits program.

  • Work-Life Balance – 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 $10.30 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 preventive care covered at 100%

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

  • Disability Coverage –Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance can be purchased

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

  • 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. Your future self will thank you

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  • 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