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Advanced Step Apprentice or Above/ Journeyman Lineman Job

Location(s): MN - Faribault


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 Advanced Step Apprentice/Journeyman Lineman to join our Xcel Energy Team located at the Faribault Service Center in Faribault, Minnesota. The base rate of pay for Journeyman Lineman is $50.33 hourly according to the “Exhibit A” wage scale. An Advanced Step Apprentice will be coming in at 80% of the Journeyman rate of pay at 5th Step, 85% at 6th Step, 90% at 7th Step, or 95% at a 8th Step. This position will be posted for 10 Working Days from March 15th 2023 to March 28th 2023. 



As a Journeyman Lineman, you will perform all duties of the Journeyman Lineman classification involving overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission systems. The individual 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.



Qualified applicants will have a High School Diploma or GED and meet the following criteria:

  1.  Must possess a degree/diploma from an accepted Line School or a state issued Journeyman certificate for an Advanced step position. .
  2.  Must possess a state issued Journeyman certificate and pass a company skills assessment for a Journeyman position.
  3.   Must meet driver qualification requirements, including the possession of a valid Commercial Class A Drivers License.
  4.   Must be physically capable of performing all aspects of electric overhead and underground distribution construction, operations, and maintenance work.
  5.   Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  6.   Ability to successfully work with customers on a wide range of concerns.
  7.   Must be self-motivated and possess a positive attitude.
  8.   Demonstrated commitment to work safely and productively.


Special Requirements:

1. Requires participation in after-hours emergency call-outs.

2. Must live within 20 miles of the service center.

3. This position is subject to D.O.T. random drug and alcohol testing program.



Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.


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 - Faribault || MN - Faribault || United States (US) || Operations || 0811F:Elec Ops Faribault MN || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $40.26 per hour

This position may also be 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) (full-time employees only)


Requisition Number: 54170

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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