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Mechanic Technician Apprentice Job

Location(s): WI - Chippewa Falls


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 Mechanic Technician Apprentice(s) at our Hydro Maintenance Building in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. The minimum starting (Step 1 – 60%) rate of pay for this position is $26.28 hourly.  (The base Journeyman's pay rate is $43.80 hourly.) The position will be posted for 15 Working Days from January 3rd, 2022 to January 21, 2022. Candidate skills and qualifications will be evaluated and, in conformity to union contract, appropriate step placement will be offered to a successful candidate.

Pay may also be adjusted in conformity with union contract, but in no case will it be less than the negotiated step minimum.  Minimum apprentice pay levels as a percentage of base Journeyman Mechanic Technician pay:

1st Step: 60%

2nd Step: 65%

3rd Step: 70%

4th Step: 75%

5th Step: 80%

6th Step: 85%

7th Step: 90%

8th Step: 95%



Determines safe methods and practices of repairing power plant equipment. Routinely applies in-depth knowledge of power generating facility mechanical systems, rigging and lifting, scaffolding, and general hand tools. Performs corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance on mechanical power plant equipment such as hydro turbines & generators, pumps, water treating equipment, tainter gates, and governors, in accordance with OEM Technical Manuals, to include procurement of materials and services to support the on-going maintenance activities at all the facilities. Interprets mechanical drawings and is proficient in the use of precision measuring equipment. Maintains inventory of plant tools and spare parts. Track all corrective, preventive, and predictive maintenance through the facility CMMS program.



•High School Diploma or Equivalent

•3-5 years of experience as a maintenance mechanic in an industrial setting or environment and or military experience

•Must have good oral and written communication skills, and be proficient in the use of personal computers, specifically MS Word and MS Excel; and CMMS systems

•Must meet driver qualification requirements as specified in FMCSR parts 382 and 391 and obtain  a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A within the first 6 months of hire

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

•Willingness to travel and work away from home

•Must reside within 20 mile radius of assigned Hydro Maintenance Building within the first 6 months of hire



•Associates Degree in Mechanical trades or Mechanical Engineering Technology is preferred

•Power Plant experience

•Hydro Plant experience


This position may require a behavioral assessment prior to being considered for an interview.




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 - Chippewa Falls || WI - Chippewa Falls || United States (US) || Operations and Generation || 612GO:Hydro Maintenance || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $26.28 per hour

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Requisition Number: 39249

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