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Colorado Springs Utilities Journey Power Line Technician – Fort Carson in United States

Journey Power Line Technician – Fort Carson

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $54.11

Location LYSC

Date First Posted 11/2/22

Journey Power Line Technician – Fort Carson

Colorado Springs is considered one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. Our city is a particularly popular place to live for professionals, millennials, and families – thanks to its diverse neighborhoods, easy access to nature and adventure, and beautiful parks. Join our team at Colorado Springs Utilities as a Journey Power Line Technician working out of Fort Carson. Here you'll find more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to live in a top-rated city, connect with other professionals in your field, and provide hometown service to a thriving community. You'll use your knowledge and skills to install and maintain overhead and underground electrical distribution and transmission systems primarily at Fort Carson but also across our distribution and transmission system.

Colorado Springs Utilities has been recognized with the Diamond Designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA). The Diamond status is the highest status awarded by the APPA; recognizing our utility for having 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! Check us out here: http://www.choosecoloradosprings.com.

Starting pay rate for a Journey Line Technician is currently $51.53/hr. Your pay rate will increase to $54.11/hr (single pay rate). upon successfully completing probation (typically 6 months).

Nature of the work:

  • Installing underground or overhead electrical lines by laying pipe, pulling wire, and setting meters

  • Constructing, maintaining, and testing electrical systems and related equipment

  • Repairing, maintaining, and troubleshooting street light systems, poles, luminaries, and circuits

  • Switching or rerouting electrical systems using proper sequencing and connections

  • Assuring compliance with safety standards and work practices

  • Operating line construction vehicles and equipment including wire-pullers, bucket and boom trucks, and various hand tools

  • Preparing materials for line construction and charging materials to appropriate job

  • Logging completed work orders and preparing reports

  • Assisting in training Line Technician apprentices

  • Provide emergency response after hours to restore power and repair infrastructure as needed

  • Must be willing to work in adverse work and weather conditions and is subject to overtime and standby hours

  • Comply with the safety and health program in support of an incident and injury-free workplace

  • Must be adaptable and flexible to help transition Fort Carson's current operations and maintenance practices to best industry practices

Education and Experience:

  • Qualified candidates will have completed a Line Technician apprenticeship program

  • A valid CDL Class A driver’s license is required

  • Two or more years of experience working as a journey line technician is preferred

What you can expect working at Fort Carson:

The journey power line technician will help perform and assist in the activities related to the construction, operations, and maintenance of the Fort Carson electric distribution system and transformer-fed streetlights.

Under the Intergovernmental Support Agreement (IGSA), Colorado Springs Utilities will be responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of Fort Carson’s electric and gas infrastructure, effective January 1, 2023, however, this position will begin as soon as possible. Pursuant to the IGSA, this position will support operations and maintenance of Fort Carson’s existing electric substations, distribution system up to and including switch gear, transformers, and streetlights fed from transformers in accordance with utilities best practices.

This position will be part of an electric crew that is responsible for managing the construction and maintenance of new developments, commercial construction, outage response, and providing construction crew oversight in both overhead and underground applications at Fort Carson under the IGSA. You will work onsite at Fort Carson but may be called to support Colorado Springs Utilities’ electric transmission and distribution system construction crews as needed.

Within this role, you will be part of a team who is responsible for a wide variety of technical duties and will ensure that all activities adhere to Colorado Springs Utilities Safety Rules and Construction Standards. Additionally, the position requires regular interaction with numerous internal and external customers as well as, proficient management of resources, equipment, and personnel to ensure the successful completion, performance, and review of the electric work.

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 $5.00 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

  • Curious about joining our team? Learn more at https://coloradospringsutilities.jobs/jobs/

ATTENTION :

  • 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.

For more information regarding applicant rights, visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm

Accessibility Accommodations . If you are an individual with a disability or disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting us at accessibility@csu.org or by calling 719-668-7500. This option is reserved for individuals who are unable to use or require assistance with the online tools as the result of a disability and is not intended for other purposes.

E-Verify and Right to Work Notice . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Colorado Springs Utilities participates in E-Verify. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an applicant, please visit: http://coloradospringsutilities.jobs/applicants-rights-and-responsibilities/ . If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace. You should know that no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin. Unless mandated by law or government contract, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident or refuse any legally acceptable documents. If any of these things have happened to you, you may have a valid charge of discrimination that can be filed with the OSC. Contact the OSC for assistance in your own language. Call 1-800-255-7688. TDD for the hearing impaired is 1-800-237-2515. In the Washington, D.C., area, please call 202-616-5594, TDD 202-616-5525 Or write to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel NYA 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530.

Have a question? If you have a question about a position or need assistance from a recruiter, email us at csurecruiting@csu.org or call 719-668-7500.

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

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