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Locator Metro East Job

Location(s): MN - St Paul; MN - Newport; MN - White Bear Lake


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 Locator (graduated wage scale) to be located in St. Paul, MN however there is a possibility for this role to be at Newport or White Bear. The starting pay is $23.53 hourly. This position will be posted for 10 workings days from September 19, 2022 to October 30, 2022.


Job Responsibilities

 As a Locator, you will locate multiple underground facilities including, Gas and Electric using various types of information including Xcel maps, construction prints and as built drawings to determine approximate location. Use electronic equipment to determine physical location of facilities to protect them from damage and to ensure the safety of the excavator as well as the public.



 - High School diploma

- Possess valid driver’s license

 - Experience in reading Gas and Electric maps or prints

 - Complete understanding of Gas and Electric distribution practices

 - Available for 24hr call out duties

 - Experience in damage prevention practices

 - Subject to DOT drug and alcohol testing requirements

 - Subject to work in inclement weather conditions

 - Employee will be expected to drive a company vehicle

- 4 or more years of experience locating Gas and Electric cable

 - 6 months of recent locator experience within the last 12 months



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:  MN - St Paul || MN - St Paul; MN - Newport; MN - White Bear Lake || United States (US) || Operations || 0539L:Damage Prevention NSP-MN || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $23.53 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: 50103

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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