Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A  position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

We anticipate the need for one or more Electrical Operator(s) to be located at the Blue Lake Plant in Shakopee, MN. The starting rate of pay for this position is 57.50 hourly. The position will be posted for 10 working days from May 9th, 2024 to May 23rd, 2024.


Position Summary 

Operate combustion turbines and associated equipment at peaking plant facilities. Provide electrical and general mechanical maintenance support for the peaking plant site to maintain availability and reliability of combustion turbines. Complete operational and environmental reporting requirements. Provide electrical switching support for the peaking plants. Overtime and callouts will be required as requested by Plant Management, including weekends and holidays. 


Minimum Requirements 

High School Diploma or GED. 

Journeyman electrician certification 

Three or more years’ experience with one-line electrical and mechanical system diagrams. 

Power Plant operational experience highly desired 

Effective communication skills (verbal and written) 

Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment 

Additional mechanical skills are desirable (welding, drill press, etc.) 

Ability to perform duties in high and confined spaces and perform medium to heavy lifting. 

Function under written plant operating and maintenance procedures as appropriate and document records as required by plant management. 

Highly developed problem solving and decision-making skills in plant emergency situations. 

Will be required to participate in training and re-training programs as required by plant management. 

Must successfully pass the EEI Plant Personnel test (POSS/MASS) 

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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $57.50 per hour

This position is eligible for the following benefits: Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Vacation, Holidays, Additional days off, Sick Time, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO)

Benefit plans are subject to change and Xcel Energy has the right to end, suspend, or amend any of its plans, at any time, in whole or in part.

Deadline to Apply: 05/22/24

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