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Electrician Specialist, Plants - Pueblo Job

Location(s): CO - Pueblo


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.



Xcel Energy is looking for a talented and experienced Plant Electrician Specialist to join the Xcel Energy team at the Pueblo Service Center! Xcel Energy has opportunities in a rewarding field, with great benefits. This is a union position. In this position, you will read prints, work with high voltage switching 150KV or higher, DCS experience, excitation systems, motor control systems, level control systems, and troubleshoot AC and DC circuits of various voltages. Protective relaying experience and familiarity with NERC/FERC requirements is helpful.


Selection criteria will also include an interview and pre-employment written and hands-on testing that will take place at a company training facility (personal tools and equipment are not provided).


The company reserves the right to close this posting at any time. 


Perform installation, maintenance and troubleshooting on all plant electrical systems. This includes power boilers, turbines, generators, transformers, breakers, motors, battery systems, uninterruptible power supplies, variable speed drives, distributive process control systems, programmable logic controllers, relay logic, motor-operated valves, damper drives, lighting, heat tracing, telephones, intercoms and various field devices. Motor and breaker equipment up to 7200 volts and substation transformers and breakers with voltages up to 230 KV. Primary duties center around troubleshooting and maintaining existing operational systems. Prior experience in an electric power plant and/or substation equipment/voltages is preferred.




  • The successful candidate will have completed a 4-year electrical apprenticeship in power generation plants, substations or other industrial settings and is able to demonstrate general electrical knowledge through testing
  • The applicant must be able to work from ladders, bucket trucks, and elevated catwalks, as well as work in dusty atmospheres, cold/hot conditions, confined spaces, work on stack lighting at an elevation of 500 feet, use safety personal protective equipment and be able to lift at least 50 lbs occasionally
  • The successful candidate will be required to respond to after-hours call outs, work extended hours and will provide a phone number for after-hours contact




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:  CO - Pueblo || CO - Pueblo || United States (US) || Operations and Generation || 33400:Comanche Maintenance || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $53.33 per hour

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits: Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 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), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Vacation, Holidays, Personal Leave, Sick Time, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only)


Requisition Number: 53612

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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