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Xcel Energy Advanced Step Apprentice/Journeyman Lineman Job in Michigan

Location(s): MI - Ironwood

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

We anticipate the need for one or more Advanced Step Apprentice/Journeyman Lineman at our Ironwood Service Center in Ironwood, MI. The Journeyman rate of pay for this position is $50.24 hourly. Depending on what step you'll be coming in as, the following is the pay structure:

5th Step: 80% of Journeyman rate

6th Step: 85% of Journeyman rate

7th Step: 90% of Journeyman rate

8th Step: 95% of Journeyman rate


Primary responsibilities consist of but are not limited to installation, maintenance and removal of overhead and underground distribution conductors and equipment. Must be able to climb poles, work on energized conductors and equipment, perform hot stick work on energized high voltage conductors, work in inclement weather, be available for callout work and all other work as outlined in the lineman position.


  • High school graduate or equivalent

  • Technical School Lineman degree is preferred

  • Must presently be qualified to be a Adanced Step/Journeyman Lineman and have a working knowledge of all phases of Distribution and Transmission Construction, Maintenance and Operating

  • Must have good communication and teamwork skills

  • Requires participation in after-hour emergency callouts in all kinds of weather conditions

  • Experience with bucket trucks, digger derricks, trenchers and groundwork with utility line crew required

  • A high awareness of safety and compliance with company safety rules is required at all times

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

  • Must be committed to working safely

  • Must meet driver qualification requirements as specified in FMCSR parts 382 and 391 including the possession of a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A

Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.

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: MI - Ironwood || MI - Ironwood || United States (US) || Operations || 715AS:Elec Const ASH/IRW/HWD/MW WI || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $40.19 per hour

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits: Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Vacation, Holidays, Additional days off, Sick Time, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only)

Requisition Number: 48673

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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