Xcel Energy Operator Repairman 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.

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We anticipate an opening for one or more Operator Repairman for the High Bridge Plant located in St Paul, MN.

Position Summary

Operator Repairman must have a general knowledge of the total plant equipment, procedures, and operations. The Operator Repairman must have specific expertise for the operation of plant systems.

Essential Functions:

  1. Performs all the functions trained and qualified for.

  2. As provided by the training and qualification program, must have full knowledge of operation of CT’s, HRSG, steam turbines, and auxiliary power plant equipment, and shall have the fundamental knowledge of electrical theory along with full knowledge of generator synchronization, excitation, voltage and load control, main and auxiliary transformer operation, and station and transmission switching.

  3. Operates, monitors, inspects, and maintains boilers, turbines, condensers, generators and plant auxiliary equipment and systems as assigned including water treatment systems and chemical additions as needed. Performs startups, shutdowns, equipment tests and operating adjustments.

  4. Monitors and records operating of equipment. Recognizes abnormal equipment performance and takes corrective action. Reports problems and initiates trouble reports.

  5. Responds to plant emergencies, unit upsets, and changing operating conditions. Must evaluate system condition and initiate corrective action. Coordinates actions and implements instructions from Management.

  6. Uses computer to generate Transmission Work Requests, Plant Event Reports and similar.

  7. Switches voltages through 230 kilovolts.

  8. Change out brushes on generator.

  9. Implements/issues equipment clearances in preparation for inspection, testing, or maintenance. On return of clearance, inspects and returns equipment to normal operation. Follows prescribed clearance procedures and assists with development of new procedures as needed.

  10. Comply with applicable Company, OSHA and other governmental regulations. Understands and complies with all pertinent safety and environmental permit requirements and/or regulations.

  11. Understands and safely uses hand tools, shop tools, and other power tools.

  12. Capable of understanding MSDS, confined space requirements, hot work, etc.

  13. Completes work orders. Completes all job paperwork including log sheets, records of parts used and work completed.

  14. Contributes to annual budget cycle for operations area.

  15. Participates with plant management in daily and outage work planning, scheduling, and prioritization.

  16. Assists with on-the-job training for others, and participation in development, writing and documenting work related practices and procedures.

  17. Must have the ability to make quick and sound decisions in any plant emergency.

  18. Must have the ability to read and understand one line electrical, plant flow diagrams, blueprints, equipment drawings, diagrams, and manuals.

  19. Must have the ability to intelligently communicate with plant personnel both verbally and in writing along with taking the necessary readings required by management.

  20. Shall participate in training and maintain qualifications of mechanical maintenance skills and abilities equivalent to maintenance repairman as outlined in Operator / Repairman.


  • Must have a High School diploma or GED

  • Will be required to actively participate in training and retraining programs established for this position as determined by management, including assisting with training and qualifying of other personnel.

  • Will be required to have full knowledge of plant operating procedures and equipment including pollution control equipment.

  • Will be required to direct other operating classifications in the performance of their duties.

  • Will be required to function under written plant operating and maintenance procedures as appropriate, assist in their preparation and document records as required by management.

  • Will be required to perform duties when necessary from scaffoldings and catwalks in high and confined areas.

  • Must demonstrate and maintain proficiency.

  • Will be required to demonstrate proficiency through periodic on-the-job assessments and evaluations.

  • Qualifications sufficient, seniority will prevail. Must possess a Minnesota State First Class Grade "A" License at the time of assignment and will be required to secure a Minnesota State Chief Class Grade "A" within two years. Must possess and maintain training and qualification in mechanical maintenance skills and abilities equivalent to maintenance repairman (Attachment 2). NOTE: The above list is not all-inclusive. Other Operation or Repairmen job duties or requirements may be required, as management deems necessary.

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 || 10472:High Bridge Gas Plant || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 12268

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com