Yampa Valley Electric Association is a cooperative located in Northwest Colorado. We have two locations: one in Steamboat Springs and one in Craig. Today, the Association serves nearly 26,300 meters over 2,840 miles of line. The association's service territory extends east to the continental divide, south to almost I-70, north into Wyoming about 10 miles, and west to within 25 miles of the Utah border. The 7,000 square mile service territory includes the communities of Baggs and Savery, Wyoming; Craig, Hayden, Steamboat Springs, and Yampa, Colorado; and surrounds, but does not include the town of Oak Creek, Colorado.
The Association is run by a Board of Directors. The member/owners elect nine individuals from the general membership to represent them as Board of Directors. Three Directors are elected each year on a rotating basis.
Yampa Valley Electric owns no generation facilities. It purchases power from the Western Area Power Administration (a federal power marketing agency) and Xcel Energy.
YVEA is located in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Steamboat and the surrounding area is home to practically every type of outdoor recreation one can imagine depending on the season. You can plan to ski and snowboard, snowmobile, snow-shoe, and take a few hut trips in the cooler months. The warmer months brings the ability to road bike, mountain bike, fly-fish, hike, hunt, and camp all without traveling far from your door. It truly is a recreational paradise- and we get to live here!
In addition to journeyman lineman duties (as described in a separate position description), performs the following:
Communications and coordination:
receives and reviews daily crew assignments, work orders, timesheet entry and schedules;
coordinates new construction and interpretation of the staking sheet;
keeps General Foreman informed of work in progress;
advises General Foreman of personnel matters that require review or action;
initiates or suggests plans to achieve work goals;
provides information necessary for maintaining the mapping system;
recommends any necessary repairs or replacements to General Foreman;
completes, assists with or delegates related paperwork and reports; insures completion in an accurate, neat and timely manner;
recommends where improvements can be made in practices, procedures and methods;
provides recommendations for annual work program and
Provides job-site supervision and leadership of assigned personnel for training, guidance, and direction of work activities:
plans work to best utilize workers, materials and transportation equipment;
interprets staking sheets to workers, and assigns duties;
conducts tailgate briefing before start of work;
inspects working conditions and monitors methods of operation for compliance with all applicable regulations;
interprets Association policies to workers and enforces the Association’s safety regulations;
assists with day-to-day training, development and evaluation of apprentice linemen and other subordinates as required; provides on-the-job training as necessary;
analyzes and resolves work problems or assists workers in solving work problems;
ensures proper care, use and storage of cooperative vehicles, equipment, tools and
Maintains a thorough knowledge of:
entire electrical system including location of lines, voltage levels, sources of power,
direction of feeders, metering points, sectionalizing points, etc.;
YVEA policies and operating procedures, line specifications, safety procedures, electrical
codes and other rules and regulations pertaining to daily work.
Provides customer service:
promotes and presents a positive professional image to the public when performing
cooperates with all other departments of the
Supervision of other lineman, apprentice lineman and/or laborer position as assigned.
Completion of a qualified four-year apprentice lineman/line worker training program with certification of the successful completion of the program or proof of previous employment as a journeyman lineman by another utility with a minimum of four year’s experience,
Class A CDL with a satisfactory driving and safety record,
Working knowledge of the duties of the position with knowledge or ability to learn RUS construction specifications and a portion of the National Electric Safety Code,
Manual dexterity to maintain proper safety while performing work from the pole in hooks or in the bucket, while driving the line truck and in normal operation of a winch truck, line construction vehicle(s), snowmobiles, four- wheelers or other tools,
Ability to read, write and do arithmetic,
Ability to communicate clearly,
Demonstrated ability to follow directions and prioritize job tasks,
Ability to analyze information, coordinate people and resources and communicate with a variety of co-workers.
Thorough knowledge of first aid and CPR,
Willingness attend courses relating to this area of work,
Willingness to work at either YVEA office as needed