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Apprentice Plant Attendant Job

Location(s): WI - Ashland


Do you want to have an essential role supporting the energy infrastructure that provides power to millions of homes and businesses? Do you want to work for a company that is committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship? Consider a job at one of Xcel Energy’s power plants, and help us keep the lights on.



We anticipate the need for one Apprentice Plant Attendant at the Bayfront Steam Plant located in Ashland, Wisconsin.  The hourly pay for the position is $24.22 per hour.



Assists in the operation of boilers and associated equipment. Performs duties in all plant departments as required and directed. Able to gain the necessary knowledge and skills through worksite and formal training for upgrading to higher operating responsibilities. The employee will be expected to complete the apprenticeship program and training as established by the Apprenticeship Committee. Will be required, through training, to be thoroughly familiar with plant operating procedures and equipment, including pollution control equipment, and be capable of making sound decisions in any plant emergency.


Minimum Requirements:

1) High School Diploma or GED.

2) Must have basic computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office products

3) Must have the ability to intelligently communicate constructively with plant personnel both verbally and in writing.

4) Must be able to work with minimal supervison, have strong leadership and teamwork skills.

5) Must be customer-focused, have good organizational and problem-solving skills.


Special Requirements:

1) Must agree to rotating shifts

2) Must pass physical and pulmonary function tests and must abide by respirator policy.

3) Callouts, and overtime including weekends and holidays are required.

4) May be required to accept temporary assignments at other plants, as directed, by plant management

5) Must successfully pass the EEI Plant Personnel Test

6) Must complete the "Power Plant Fundamental" course sponsored by Xcel Academy during this apprenticeship and the employee is subject to all provisions of the Apprenticeship Training program as agreed by Company and local Union.

7) Relocation to the immediate area of Ashland, WI will be the employee's responsibility.  Must reside within 20-mile radius of Bay Front Plant within the first 6 months of hire

8) A high awareness of safety and compliance with company safety rules is required at all times.



1) Additional technical training and/or experience with boiler, steam turbine, and overall power plant operation.

2) Experience working with mechanical equipment, machinery, and heavy equipment.






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:  WI - Ashland || WI - Ashland || United States (US) || Generation || 62223:Bayfront || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $24.22 per hour

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Requisition Number: 35912

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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