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Production Specialist II or III Job

Location(s): CO - Brush


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.



Position Summary
Applies knowledge and utilizes advanced technical expertise in a specific specialty area in support of operations and maintenance across the Xcel Energy fleet. Specialty areas include, but are not limited to Process Controls, Operational Technology (OT), Electrical, Turbine-Generators/Rotating Equipment, Boilers/Heat Recovery steam generators, and/or Non-Destructive Testing (NDE/NDT). Provides technical support consisting of diagnostics analysis, short and long-term maintenance/outage planning, resource development, documentation, and reliability centered operations and support. Responsibilities are generally 50% in technical support, 30% in outage support, and 20% in maintaining fleet-wide programs and processes. Interfaces extensively with other departments, plants, and OEMs and may oversee craft employees. Extensive travel within a geographic region and across the fleet is required.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support in specialty area for Energy Supply generation assets, includes supervision of craft employees. Provide start-up assistance and coordination for maintenance, modifications, and new systems.
  • Provide major facility maintenance project management for scheduled and unscheduled outages. Function in a lead role for minor O&M and capital projects related to area of expertise. Develop computerized scheduling techniques for major component outages.
  • Provide technical direction and alternatives for control systems and major equipment problems. Coordinate and evaluate generating asset maintenance programs to improve generation reliability. Make recommendations for corrective action when necessary.
  • Partner with plant personnel and coordinate fleetwide maintenance programs in area of expertise to improve generation reliability. Assist with Energy Supply’s preventive maintenance and reliability programs.
  • Assist in conducting periodic audits of Quality Assurance programs/procedures. Assist with the development of standards and procedures to support consistent methods to improve equipment/generation reliability.
  • Act as a liaison between contractors/service providers and the Company. Interface with State Inspector, authorized insurance agents, and other regulatory agencies. Write specifications and purchase requisitions to support Production Resources activities.
  • Write specifications and purchase requisitions for services to support fleet reliability activities.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of six (6) years of work experience in power generation, or equivalent industrial manufacturing/power generation setting, or OEM operations/maintenance that demonstrates knowledge of standard engineering principles/practices/techniques and power generation operations/maintenance processes with expertise in one or more of the following areas: process control, operational technology (OT), electrical, turbine-generators/rotating equipment, boilers/heat recovery steam generators, and/or non-destructive testing (NDE/NDT).
  • Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) experience is helpful.
  • Some college coursework in engineering is desirable.
  • Must have the ability to travel extensively and work non-typical schedules.
  • Must be self-motivated and work with limited supervision.
  • Experience in supervising craft employees desired.



  • Experience in process controls, operational technology (OT).
  • College coursework in Engineering is desireable, but not required.
  • Power plant experience or other heavy industry experience implementing process controls


Travel required will not be more than 10%; position will be based in the Pawnee station primariy..





COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Xcel Energy requires all persons be fully vaccinated or receive a formal medical or religious accommodation prior to their start date, unless prohibited by state or local law.


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:  CO - Brush || CO - Brush || United States (US) || Operations and Generation || 50104:ES PO REL Eng Pawnee || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $77,000 to $109,666 per year

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Requisition Number: 38866

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