Colorado Springs Utilities Substation Electrician Apprentice in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Substation Electrician Apprentice

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $22.22 to $38.38

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 1/21/19

Substations Electrician Apprentice

Colorado Springs Utilities offers career opportunities in the fast-paced, dynamic electric utility industry. We are looking for an individual who has the desire and self-motivation to join our team as a Substation Electrician Apprentice . This challenging and rewarding career is responsible for the construction, operation, and maintenance of high voltage substation equipment.

During the apprenticeship program, you will gain a working knowledge of substation equipment, apparatus, and wiring as well as install, maintain, test, adjust, troubleshoot and repair substation equipment which includes, but is not limited to transformers, load tap changers, circuit breakers, circuit switchers, motor-operated and manual switches, bus work, wiring, battery banks and chargers, and substation structures. You will learn to operate substation equipment, including switching and grounding and perform testing on substation apparatus such as power factor, transformer turns ratio, megger, ductor, battery load testing, oil sampling, and other analytical tests as assigned. Many test instruments used is computer-based and results are stored using a variety of programs.

You will be expected to follow safety rules and company standards. You may work in confined spaces, in elevated work areas, and may work with bucket and boom trucks. You will work on a crew, be available to work overtime when needed and subject to after-hours callout and be responsible for tools, test equipment, and vehicles. In addition, you will be expected to perform and learn these skills by completing a five-year apprenticeship program. The program includes four years of correspondence course-work and five years of "on-the-job" training. You will be expected to follow any regulatory compliance program we are mandated to follow by the Federal Government.

This position is part of a formal apprenticeship program within the Substation trade. As such, pay for this position will begin at the entry level unless previous apprenticeship documentation is provided.

What does it take to be successful? Most people in this occupation would have a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and will have 1 – 2 years’ general construction experience. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of basic electrical theory and practice, industrial electronics, substation electrical systems and mechanical devices. A Class A Commercial Driver's License (Air Brake endorsement), tanker endorsement is required. Experience in an apprentice program is considered a plus.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • Colorado Springs Utilities provides 5 schools of learning and over 10 apprenticeship programs to meet your current job needs and develop you for future opportunities

  • We value people and demonstrate your value through a supportive work environment, generous time off and great benefits

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community! For more information and to apply, visit

All postings will close at 11:59pm 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 . Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

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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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: . 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.

Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas. All eligible applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft