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Xcel Energy Apprentice Maintenance Repairman Job in Ashland, Wisconsin

Location(s): WI - Ashland

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.

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We anticipate the need for one or more Apprentice Maintenance Repairman to be located at the Bayfront Plant in Ashland, WI. The minimum starting (Step 1 – 60%) rate of pay for this position is $26.76 hourly. (2021 rate) The position will be posted for 15 Working Days from July 13, 2021 to August 2, 2021 . Candidate skills and qualifications will be evaluated and, in conformity to union contract, appropriate step placement will be offered to a successful candidate.

Pay may also be adjusted in conformity with union contract, but in no case will it be less than the negotiated step minimum. Minimum apprentice pay levels as a percentage of base Journeyman Maintenance Repairman pay:

1st Step: 60%

2nd Step: 65%

3rd Step: 70%

4th Step: 75%

5th Step: 80%

6th Step: 85%

7th Step: 90%

8th Step: 95%


Assist in the maintenance and inspection of boilers, turbine generators, and auxiliary equipment.

Bay Front is a three unit generating station that has become a model for the creative use of fuels, including renewable resources. Three boilers burn a variety of fuels to produce steam that drives three turbine generators to produce electricity. The Repairman Apprentice will assist in the maintenance and inspection of boilers, turbine generators, and auxiliary equipment. The duties for this role will require working in confined spaces and working from elevated heights (scaffolding and floor grating). Additionally, the Repairman Apprentice will work in varying climatic conditions, in order to work on equipment that is outdoors. Job responsibilities will also include removal of asbestos; therefore, the Repairman Apprentice will be required to complete asbestos removal training/certification.


High school graduate or equivalent

Additional experience or education, such as a technical, vocational or Associate’s degree, in mechanics, and/or basic electric fundamentals in generation, and/or power house operating procedures and fundamentals is desired

Certification in asbestos removal desired

Must be able to work in confined spaces and varying climatic conditions, includes working at elevated heights from scaffolding and floor grating

Must be able to lift and maneuver up to 50 pounds

Must be able to work with limited supervision, to implement direction from designated lead

Commitment to successful participation and advancement in apprenticeship program

Must pass physical and pulmonary function test and abide by respirator policy

Must be committed to working safely and compliance with all company safety rules

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: WI - Ashland || WI - Ashland || United States (US) || Generation || 62223:Bayfront || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $26.76 per hour

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Requisition Number: 34305

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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