Operator Equipment Trainee 4 - #1671983

Salt River Project

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Mesa, AZ
Contract type: Full time

Requisition ID: 16784

Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Why Work at SRP

SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health, and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking


Under the direction of the Operator, Equipment 4 performs daily duties & monthly inspections, drives the 18 ton and up to 90 ton capacity cranes to various locations. Trainee is responsible for learning the total operation of the crane, load charts, and Load Moment Indicator (LMI), which includes all aspects of lifting personnel in lifting/aerial devices and working in and around energized & non-energized power lines & equipment i.e. – Condor and Substation equipment.

Any one position may not include all duties nor do the example of duties include all tasks, which may be found in the position of this class.

What You'll Do

  • Drives the crane during operations and between work locations.
  • Makes minor repairs and reports maintenance requirements.
  • Performs daily per-operational inspections and maintains equipment log book as required. (Replaced: Performs daily pre-trip inspections to assure proper operating condition.)
  • Under the direct supervision of the Operator, Equipment 4 will be trained in the total operation of the crane.
  • May be required to operate and/or drive equipment in other classifications for line stringing and tensioning, digging, trenching, forklift, leveling, and moving dirt or similar materials. (Replaced: May be required to drive trucks in other classifications when necessary)
  • Performs related work in support of other personnel during vacations, sick leaves, and when work load varies as adjusted and directed by supervisory personnel.
  • Must use and apply all related load sling and rigging charts.
  • Inspects and maintains slings and all equipment below the hook lifting device.
  • Must be able to read and understand the calculation of load charts with or without the aid of Load Moment Indicator (LMI), and/or Electric Crane Operating System (ECOS).
  • Keep crane clean and free of oil and grease
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Employee must work safely and efficiently in the performance of their job duties. Must maintain effective working relationships with other employees, customers and the public. Must have the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, and have the ability to accurately and legibly complete applicable paper work. May be required to work a reasonable amount of overtime.

What It Takes To Succeed

Courtesy and cooperation with others to promote and establish harmonious working relations. Must be diplomatic in all customer contacts. Must be capable of working effectively in confined, congested, enclosed or elevated positions.

Meet health standards and continue to meet these standards. Ability to drive oversize and permitted loads. Must demonstrate competency under normal working conditions within 18 months and have the ability to set-up and operate cranes.

Must complete SRP and State/Federal established crane certifications for upgrade eligibility for solo operation of crane equipment. Must possess a valid SRP certification of Operator 22, or 3, and Truckdriver 4. Truckdriver 4, mobile crane, trencher, backhoe, hole digger, forklift,and line/wire pulling & tensioning with applicable equipment.


1 year experience as an Equipment Operator 2 or 3, Truck Driver 1 or 4, CDL, Class A in construction/Maintenance or equivalent experience.

Must have two years of driving experience in CDL vehicles (26,000 lb or greater).

Testing and Certifications

Must possess a valid Class 'A' Commercial Driver's License (CDL) For specific list of training certifications contact departmental manager

Hybrid Workplace

SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

To promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.

Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.

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