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Advanced Step Apprentice (5th Step or Above)/Journeyman Lineman - Fargo Job

Location(s): ND - Fargo


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 Advanced Step (5th step or above)/Journeyman Lineman to join our team at our Fargo Service Center in Fargo, North Dakota.  The hourly pay for this position is $49.10 according to "Exhibit A" wage scale. Depending on the level of our top candidate, an Advanced Step Apprentice will be coming in at the following percentage of Journeyman Pay: 

5th Step: 80% of Journeyman rate

6th Step: 85% of Journeyman rate

7th Step: 90% of Journeyman rate

8th Step: 95% of Journeyman rate


This position will be posted for 10 Working Days from November 17, 2021 to December 2, 2021.

This position will work as part of an electric line crew operation and perform duties of the lineman classification involving construction, maintenance and emergency repairs of all overhead and underground distribution and transmission systems in Xcel Energy service territory. 
The successful candidate will be required to reside within a 20 miles radius of the reporting headquarters.


    - High School graduate or equivalent.
    - Technical School Lineman degree.
    - Must presently be qualified to be a Journeyman Lineman.  Documentation of completion of a journeyman lineman program is required for the journeyman level positon.
    - Experience with digger derricks, bucket trucks, trenchers is required.
    - Must be able to work at heights up to and above 100 feet.
    - Must be willing to travel and work away from home.
    - Must be able to communicate effectively; have good teamwork skills and able to understand, comprehend, and follow directions in the workplace
    - Must have a quality work ethic and be committed to optimum customer service.
    - Must be able to work additional hours, respond to after hours and weekend call outs.
    - A high awareness of safety and compliance with company safety rules is required at all times.
    - Must meet driver qualification requirements as specified in FMCSR Parts 382 and 391 including the possession of a valid Commercial Drivers License Class A.
    - Must live within a 20 miles radius from the Grand Forks Service Center.
    - This job will require the ability to work in an efficient manner while performing the essential responsibilities of the position which may include lifting and maneuvering up to 50 lbs.  



This position requires 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:  ND - Fargo || ND - Fargo || United States (US) || Operations and Generation || 0511C:Elec Ops Fargo || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $39.28 per hour

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Requisition Number: 37219

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