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Machinist Apprentice Step 5 or Above/Journeyman Job

Location(s): MN - Bayport


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 anticipate the need for one or more Apprentice Machinist(s) Step 5 or Above to join our team at our Allen S King Plant, in Bayport, MN. This position will be posted for 10 working days from October 8, 2021 to October 21, 2021.

Must have a reasonable level of learning ability to develop basic understanding of electrical generation plant maintenance and procedures. Must have the ability to communicate intelligently and constructively with plant personnel both verbally and in writing. Will be required to enroll and complete the approved training course as agreed to by the Joint Apprenticeship Committee. Will be required to safely perform duties of the classifications. Will be required to perform duties when necessary from scaffolding and catwalks in high and confined areas. Must become respirator qualified. May be required to accept temporary assignments to other locations including Nuclear plants as prescribed by Plant Management. Will be required to meet screening requirements under NRC regulations. Will be required to perform light carpentry, light removal/replacement of non-asbestos insulation, painting, safely rigging to 3-ton lifts and plate welding.

Education: High school diploma or GED Experience: Individual must have basic knowledge of power plants including basic math skills and mechanical troubleshooting skills. Required to safely perform the duties of the classification. Required to work with other maintenance and craft personnel performing machining, general maintenance and other maintenance work as directed by plant management. Ability to intelligently communicate with plant personnel both verbally and in writing. Required to perform duties when necessary from scaffolds, catwalks and elevated locations in high and confined areas. May be required to accept temporary assignments at other locations, including nuclear plants as prescribed by Plant Management. Required to meet NRC screening requirements and Xcel physical and medical qualification including wearing a respirator.


Special Requirements: Must pass the EEI MASS test.

A condition of employment will be successfully obtaining and maintaining General Security Clearance and a Nuclear Security Clearance for unescorted access to Xcel Energy nuclear plants including successful completion of nuclear General Access Training (GAT) and the nuclear security screening process (typically consists of an alcohol/drug screen, a criminal history check, a psychological assessment, initial credit and background investigation and periodic credit & criminal history checks).






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 - Bayport || MN - Bayport || United States (US) || Generation || 0475M:AS King Maintenance || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $37.66 per hour

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Requisition Number: 36808

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