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Xcel Energy Underground Helper 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 Helper(s) to be located at the Chestnut Service Center. The rate of pay for this job classification is $24.42 hourly.

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

Perform the duties of the Helper classification including pulling cable into the manhole/duct system and cleaning manholes and vaults. The person filling this position must be self-motivated, work well with others, and possess a positive attitude and commitment to work safely, provide quality customer service, create customer satisfaction and to work productively.

Bargaining and Non-Bargaining employees may apply for this position. The Company has sole right of selectivity.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • 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.

  • Must have ability to be respirator qualified and confined space trained.

Special Requirements:

  • Certificate of completion from an accredited lineman's program preferred.

  • Experience with underground manholes and ducts preferred.

  • Must be physically capable of performing the requirements of the classification such as climbing, shoveling, lifting, bending, twisting, etc.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be self-motivated and possess a positive attitude.

  • Demonstrated commitment to work productively and safely.

  • Must live within a 30-mile radius of the Highways 55 and 100 in Minneapolis.

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) || Operations || 09160:Elec Ops MPLS UG || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $24.42 per hour

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Requisition Number: 30903

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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