Xcel Energy Groundman Step 1 Job in Township of Mankato, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Mankato

Are you fit and ready to work hard at a challenging but rewarding job that doesn’t require you to sit behind a desk all day? Do you want to build a long-term career in a stable industry at a company that’s committed to treating you with respect, training you well and ensuring your safety? A field or skilled labor job at Xcel Energy could be the opportunity you’re looking for.

*NOTE: This position requires an assessment prior to interview consideration. We ask you to please carefully read the instructions below

Are you fit and ready to work hard at a challenging but rewarding job? Do you want to build a long-term career in a stable industry at a company that is committed to treating you with respect, training you well and ensuring your safety? A field or skilled labor job at Xcel Energy could be the opportunity you are looking for.

Xcel Energy is looking for a motivated candidate to join the Xcel Energy team at the Mankato Service Center in Mankato, MN!

*NOTE: This position requires an online assessment prior to being considered for an interview so please read the following instructions carefully:

The company reserves the right to close this posting at any time.

Summary

In this position, you will be responsible for supporting electric overhead and underground construction. Successful candidate will perform all duties of the Groundman classification, which involves various electric line construction and maintenance responsibilities. If you desire a challenging position where you will have the opportunity to learn about the Xcel Energy electric distribution system and how it is operated, constructed and maintained, then this position is for you!

Assessment Instructions

Step 1 Application and Online Assessment:

  1. Create a profile by applying for a position

  2. Apply to the job posting

  3. Should you meet the minimum qualifications, you may receive an invitation to complete an online assessment. Please follow the assessment instructions carefully and complete the online assessment within 72 hours.

Step 2 Selection Process:

  1. Please allow a couple of weeks for assessment results and applications to be reviewed. You will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

  2. If you are not selected for an interview, you will receive notice that the hiring leader has chosen to go with another candidate.

  3. If you do not successfully complete the assessments, you are eligible to re-take them after 6 months.

Xcel Energy

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you are ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Qualified candidates will have a High School Diploma or GED and meet all of the following criteria:

  • Completion of an accredited Lineman program or Xcel Energy equivalent.

  • Work experience operating construction equipment.

  • Possess Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL) or have the ability to obtain one within 3 months of employment.

  • High commitment to Safety.

  • Good communication skills (both written and verbal).

  • Must be in excellent physical condition and be able to operate a 90 lb. jackhammer.

  • Highly developed mechanical ability.

  • Must be able to respond to after hours call out, both weekends and evenings.

  • Must reside within 20 miles of the Mankato Service Center.

Preferred

  • Applicants who meet all of the requirements and have experience as a Utility Worker at Xcel Energy are strongly preferred

Steps in Xcel Energy’s hiring process

  1. All qualified candidates will be sent an online assessment via e-mail. Applicants must successfully pass in order to be further considered.

  2. Candidates who successfully pass the assessment will be contacted to come in for an information session and interview.

  3. After attending our information session/interview, our Team Leaders will collaborate to decide which candidates are best qualified and offers will be made.

  4. Candidates who accept the employment offer will be required to pass Xcel Energy’s background check and drug test. This process can take up to two weeks before clearance is issued.

  5. After successful passing of the background check and drug test, candidates are ready to start the training class.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: MN - Mankato || MN - Mankato || United States (US) || Operations || 0811M:Elec Ops Mankato MN || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 8664

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com