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Xcel Energy Corrosion Control Specialist Job in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - St Paul

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 Corrosion Control Specialist to be located at Rice Street Service Center in St. Paulm MN. The starting rate of pay for this position is $31.50 hourly. This position will be posted for 10 Working Days from July 14, 2021, to July 27, 2021.


The Corrosion Control Specialist is self-directed with independent decision making responsibilities pertaining to gas distribution galvanic CP systems. This individual has the responsibility for maintaining corrosion related databases and performing formal corrosion related in-house training. They are responsible for the preservation of the integrity of the gas distribution and transmission piping as well as other corporate facilities by minimizing the deterioration of buried steel pipeline systems through the application of corrosion control engineering practices, and compliance with regulations and industry standards. They will perform these responsibilities in a safe and innovative manner to insure customer needs are met and value is added to the corporation.


  • Perform rectifier inspections, cathodic protection surveys, CP Troubleshooting and make recommendations for any required remedial action to insure code compliance and pipeline integrity.

  • Maintain CP databases and compile reports for code compliance and system analysis.

  • Assist Field Operations Managers with regulatory audits and inspections as they pertain to CP related subjects and documentation.

  • Conduct corrosion prevention training for other employees as necessary


  • High School Diploma or equivalent with 2 years post high school training in Math or Science from an approved Technical/Trade school or equivalent work experience.

  • NACE International CP Technician or Corrosion Technician certification or equivalent.

  • 3 - 5 years as Corrosion Control Technician or equivalent work experience.

  • Computer competencies in data entry and reporting.

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 - St Paul || MN - St Paul || United States (US) || Operations || 2161C:Gas Corrosion Prevention NSPM || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $31.50 per hour

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Requisition Number: 34464

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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