Xcel Energy Machinist Job in Township of Maple Grove, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Maple Grove

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 are looking for one or more Journeyman Machinist to join our team. As a machinist you will perform and set up machine shop equipment applying knowledge of machine shop theory and procedures. Also responsible for repair and maintenance of shop equipment such as pumps, compressors, hydraulic and pneumatic tools and various line tools and equipment.


  • High School diploma or GED and satisfactory completion of machinist technical course and or apprentice training course

  • Must currently be a Journeyman Machinist

  • Individual must have thorough knowledge of manual lathes, mills (vertical and horizontal) surface grinder, shaper, punch press and metal shears, drill press and saws

  • Job will require individual at times to create jigs and fixtures to mount pieces in machines

  • Basic math skills and mechanical troubleshooting skills

  • Must have thorough knowledge of all machinist tools, precision measuring instruments and be able to apply this knowledge to all types of machinist work

  • Basic understanding of hydraulics

  • Tool and dye making skills helpful

  • Required to safely perform the duties of the classification

  • Overtime required as necessary

  • Must pass the Edison Electric Institute Plant Personnel test, or be grandfathered.

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 - Maple Grove || MN - Maple Grove || United States (US) || Operations || 26300:NSP Electric Repair Center || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 14102

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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