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Xcel Energy Communication Technician Apprentice Job in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis

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

We anticipate the need for one or more Communication Technician Apprentice to be located at 414 Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, MN. This apprenticeship falls under the graduated pay scale for 3 year apprenticeship.

Job Responsibilities (May include, but not limited to the following)

Duties are the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Xcel Energy’s private and public Voice/Data network equipment and circuits.


  1. High school diploma or GED

  2. Have successfully passed EEI TECH B test

  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  4. Demonstrated commitment to work safely and productively.

Special Requirements

  1. Medium to heavy lifting

  2. Be willing to be on an overtime callout list

  3. Must possess a valid driver’s license

  4. Willing to travel throughout the region area often with overnight stays

  5. Must successfully complete the Xcel Energy/Nuclear Security Screening Process

  6. Must be a self-motivated person and willing to work on his/her own.

A condition of employment will be successfully obtaining and maintaining General Security Clearance and a Nuclear Security Clearance for unescorted access to Xcel Energy nuclear plants including successful completion of nuclear General Access Training (GAT) and the nuclear security screening process (typically consists of an alcohol/drug screen, a criminal history check, a psychological assessment, initial credit and background investigation and periodic credit & criminal history checks).

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 - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Northern States Power Company || 06390:IO Operating Services || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 19856

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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