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Gas Technician Apprentice 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 Apprentice/Journeyman Gas Technician(s) to be located at our Fargo Service Center. The starting rate of pay for this position is $30.60/hour. This position will be posted for 10 Working Days from June 23rd , 2022 to July 6th, 2022.  

An Apprentice will be coming in at 62.5% of the Journeyman rate as a 1st step, 68.75% for 2nd step, 75% for 3rd step, 81.25% for 4th step, 87.5% for 5th step or 93.75% for 6th step.


Work as part of Gas construction, maintenance and operations crew, including work with gas services and mains, operate mechanical trenching/excavating equipment and related tools necessary to install gas mains and services. Plastic pipe fusion, service regulators, odorization, meter and regulation, tapping, operational surveys, customer priority work, fitting, knowledge and ability to respond to gas leak (inside and outside) investigation/emergencies, gas leak repair, cathodic protection, locating, meter reading, valve maintenance and material handling, district regulator maintenance, instrument calibration, meter and large regulator sizing/maintenance/installation.



1. High school graduate or equivalent

2. Must possess a valid drivers license and be able to obtain a Class A commercial drivers license (must meet driver qualification requirements as specified in FMCSR Parts 382 and 391)

3. One or more years Gas Construction and/or Gas service experience desired.

4. One or more years gas pipeline welding experience desired.

5. Must be certified in plastic fusion per Xcel Energy requirements within 6 months of hire

6. Able to lift 50 pounds

7. High awareness of safety and compliance with company safety rules

8. Journeyman-level requires 5 or more years' of experience as a Gas Technician

9. Must posess a working knowledge and rebuild of all types of gas regulators, odorizers and SCADA controls

Desired: Technical degree in gas utility construction, experience in gas regulation and knowledge of gas appliances, experience in operating mechanical trenching/excavating equipment, and electronic locating and testing equipment.


Special Requirements

1. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.

2. Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships in a team-oriented environment.

3. Direct customer contact experience desirable.

4. Position is subject to DOT drug and alcohol testing requirements

5. Pass the Gas Respirator Qualification test.

6. Must live within a 20-mile radius of the service center.

7. Subject to on-call duty on a rotating basis.



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:  ND - Fargo || ND - Fargo || United States (US) || Operations || 21291:Gas Ops Fargo || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $27.82 per hour

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


Requisition Number: 46823

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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