Xcel Energy 1st Step Apprentice Lineman - Distribution Job in Alamosa, Colorado

Location(s): CO - Alamosa

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

Xcel Energy has the need for one or more 1st Step Apprentice Lineman in Alamosa, Colorado.

Position Summary

The Utilities group has a need for one or more 1st Step Apprentice Lineman. The Utilities Group is responsible for the Construction, Operations, and Maintenance of electric Distribution lines and supports other areas when the need arises.

Special Instructions:

  1. The successful candidate must have the physical ability, endurance, and desire to perform potentially strenuous outdoor work, at all times of the day and night, and under various weather conditions.

  2. The successful applicant will be expected to respond to emergency callouts after normal work hours and on weekends.

  3. The successful applicant must live within 30 minutes/30 miles of the assigned Service Center in geographic areas outside of Metro Denver.

  4. The successful candidate must be able to perform safe, proficient, and effective pole-climbing.

  5. Applicants must be self-motivated, work well with others, have a positive attitude and be committed to working safely and productively.

Minimum Requirements :

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Must have a valid unencumbered Colorado Driver’s License or ability to acquire within 30 days.

  • Must have, or obtain within six months of start date, a valid CDL and pass a DOT physical

  • Applicant is required to successfully pass the Xcel Energy drug and alcohol screening requirements

  • Must be of adequate physical stature to:

  • Lift and maneuver up to 70 lbs. alone and over 70 with assistance

  • Climbing wood poles up to 50’ tall and up to 100’and work in an efficient and safe manner

  • Use shovels, sledge hammers, jack hammers, and other various tools

  • Work in confined spaces

  • Work in elevated positions

  • May necessitate travel at times.

  • Must exhibit a team-work attitude and be able to work with others.

  • Must be able to communicate, to comprehend instructions and build on learning from apprenticeship classes and on the job training.

Hiring Preferences:

  • Technical school Lineman degree is preferred.

  • Previous construction experience

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: CO - Alamosa || CO - Alamosa || United States (US) || Operations || 58110:Dir Colorado Geos SW PSC || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 11853

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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