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Pre-Apprentice, Electronics Technician
UNS Energy Corporation     Tucson, AZ 85702

**Pre-Apprentice, Electronics Technician**

Company **Tucson Electric Power**

Location **Tucson, AZ**

Requisition ID **5525**

**About Us**

UNS Energy Corporation ( , headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a subsidiary ofFortis Inc. ( , the largest investor-owned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. Our public utility subsidiaries, Tucson Electric Power Company, UNS Electric, Inc. and UNS Gas, Inc., power our economy by providing electric and gas service to nearly 700,000 customers in Arizona.

We embrace a spirit of giving, dedicated to improving quality of life in the communities we have served for generations, and in TEP’s case, since the 1890s. We’re building a cleaner, greener grid, with more wind and solar power than ever before, while maintaining safe, reliable, and affordable service.

**Your Employer of Choice**

Our culture is rooted inshared core values ( that define how we work and who we are. Our team of innovative professionals bring their authentic selves to work each day to power our vision and make a difference. Be Part of Our Story.

We create opportunities for employees to thrive through:

+ **Continual growth:** In an industry changing faster than ever before, our commitment to professional growth and leadership development means we never stop challenging ourselves to explore new possibilities.

+ **Active Engagement:** We support a collaborative environment, with peer-to-peer learning and employee-driven groups that foster an inclusive culture.

+ **Total compensation:** UNS Energy Corporation also offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes a 401k plan with a generous company match, a company-sponsored pension plan, affordable individual and family health insurance plans, tuition assistance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and much more.

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**Job Description - Pre-Apprentice, Electronics Technician**

Tucson Electric Power provides safe, reliable electric service to approximately 433,000 customers in Southern Arizona.We provide the energy behind Tucson’s economy. We also embrace a spirit of giving, dedicated to improving quality of life in the community we have served since the 1890s. We’re building a cleaner, greener grid, with more wind and solar power than ever before,while maintaining safe, reliable and affordable service.Our culture is rooted in shared core values and shaped by a team of innovative, dedicated and engaged professionals who power our vision and make a difference every day.

Date Posted: February 28, 2024

Date Expires:March 13, 2024

Testing Date: TBD (You Will be Notified of Time)

Interview Date:TBD (You Will be Notified of Time)

Candidates selected for testing will receive a confirmation at the email address provided on the application with notification of the scheduled date and time for the testing session. If a passing score is received on the written test, candidates will be notified via email of their scheduled interview date and time.

_**Dates are subject to change based on business needs, weather and unforeseen circumstances_

Please apply on line on Company Intranet or at under Career Opportunities. If you have any questions, contact Aaron Brown at [email protected]

A vacancy exist for the position of Pre-Apprentice Electronics Technician in Communication Services.

**_Normal Minimum Requirements_**

+ High School Diploma or equivalent

+ Must possesses a valid up-to-date driver license

+ An understanding of electrical theory and college algebra

+ Ability physically bend, stoop, lift and climb, and carry tools for extended periods of time

+ Ability to climb towers and structures

+ Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

+ Ability to work harmoniously with fellow workers and customers maintaining a positive attitude

+ Ability to work in the field on an all-day basis, overtime, holidays, weekends, inclement weather, and to travel for out-of-town work.

+ Ability to work in a manner that prevents injury

+ Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks

+ Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing

**There will be a two-part testing procedure required for this position. The first step is a written technical skills test followed by a behavioral based core competency interview. Each step of the process must be passed in order to progress to the next step. We are providing a study outline to prepare for the written technical skills test and the core competency interview. The outline is designed to maximize test results and centralize study times in the areas listed below:**

**Technical Skills Test Outline**

+ Knowledge of the following:

+ Basic math and algebra

+ Basic electrical theory and terms

+ Ability to make calculations using Ohms law

+ Ability to identify electrical components

+ Understanding of principals of AC circuits

+ Safe work practices

+ OSHA/Safety Rules

**_Behavioral Based Interview_**

The interview is a behavioral based interview incorporating our Core Competencies. In this process we believe that past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior and more recent behavior is a better predictor of future behavior than older behavior, and that long-standing trends are better predictors of behavior than isolated incidents. We therefore have patterned the questions during the interview to solicit behavior patterns that indicate with high predictability whether the candidate can perform the job as required. This type of interview is different than those that you may have taken in the past.

_Core Competency Outline_

+ Considers the financial implications for each decision you make.

+ Demonstrates an understanding of the cost pressures inherent within our business and is able and willing to take action accordingly.

+ Seeks out new learning opportunities as well as sharing, identifying and acting on lessons learned from successes and failures.

+ Sincerely, willingly and continuously reaffirms key goals or values.

+ Helps detect and resolve team breakdowns resulting from change.

+ Learns and develops new skills or behaviors to adapt to constant, sometimes turbulent change.

+ Shows a willingness to take calculated risks to accomplish project deliverables.

+ Shows flexibility with current procedures to effectively achieve a business result for a customer.

+ Improves performance by applying concepts from other situations to a new situation.

+ Is determined to succeed and maintains focus in the face of the challenges.

+ Be able to discuss the Core Competencies. _Financial Intelligence_ Possesses financial understanding and demonstrates the ability to foster and lead cost efficient initiatives without sacrificing quality or core values. _Develops People and Self_ Views people, their knowledge, and capabilities as the organization’s core assets. Supports the structures and policies that encourage employees to continuously seek improvement. Creates development possibilities for self and others. _Effectively Manages Change_ Accepts and successfully adapts to change. Helps others adapt and remain effective. _Results Oriented_ Is willing and able to be competitive and take risks in growing the organization’s profitability, while holding self and others accountable. Seeks to accomplish critical tasks with measurable results. Personally strives for excellence in performance by surpassing established standards. “Under promises and over delivers.

**_Position Description:_**

This job classification is an entry classification position, which is designed to train the employee to assume the responsibilities of an Apprentice Electronics Technician. Under close supervision by an Electronics Technician, the employee assists, acquires knowledge and experience, and progressively learns the craft.

**_Position-Related Responsibilities:_**

+ **_Perform all the basic duties and less skilled operations in connection with construction, operation, and maintenance performed by personnel in the section._**

+ **_Learn safety rules, practices and procedures used by the company and the section._**

+ **_Assist Electronics Technicians._**

+ **_Perform duties of progressively increasing importance and complexity._**

+ **_Perform assigned work is a safe and efficient manner in accordance with Company practices and procedures_**

+ **_This position may provide services to affiliates of the Company subject to the UNS Energy Code of Conduct and the related Policies and Procedures._**

**_Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:_**

+ **_Must have the ability to climb communications towers and structures_**

+ **_Must be able to travel out of the Tucson area to work on remote Company facilities_**

+ **_Possess a valid driver’s license_**

+ **_Must be able to work overtime as deemed necessary by the Company_**

+ **_Communicate effectively both orally and in writing_**

+ **_Knowledge of basic electronics and algebra_**

+ **_Ability to follow instructions_**

+ **_Neat and orderly work habits_**

+ **_Ability to work in harmony with others_**

**_All employees are expected and required to adhere to the Company Code of Ethics and Principles of Conduct._**

**Pay Rate:** $34.56/hr

**All job offers are contingent on successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check.**

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