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Distribution Lineman Apprentice 1st Yr - Roswell, NM Job

Location(s): NM - Roswell


Are you fit and ready to work hard at a challenging but rewarding job that doesn’t require you to sit behind a desk all day? Do you want to build a long-term career in a stable industry at a company that’s committed to treating you with respect, training you well and ensuring your safety? A field or skilled labor job at Xcel Energy could be the opportunity you’re looking for.

***NOTE: This position requires an assessment prior to interview consideration. We ask you to please carefully read the instructions below



Xcel Energy has an opening for a Lineman Apprentice to join our team in Roswell, NM!

As an apprentice lineman you will be taught a very rewarding career in constructing, maintenance, removal and storm restoration of high voltage transmission lines. Xcel Energy has a very reputable Department of Labor certified apprentice program that is recognized throughout the United States.



Position will be responsible for construction, maintenance and operations. Supports maintenance and emergency repairs of distribution and transmission lines.



  • Must have a High School diploma or GED
  • Must have a valid commercial driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one within 120 days of employment)
  • Must have successfully taken the EEI CAST Assessment (1st – 4th Year only, EEI CAST testing opportunities may be offered for this job posting)
  • Must be totally committed to safety, quality work and customer service
  • Must be able and willing to respond to after hour and weekend call outs
  • Position could possibly require travel for extended time periods
  • Must be mentally competent, able to communicate and able to comprehend instructions and build on previous experience
  • Must exhibit a team work attitude and be able to work with others
  • Must be of adequate physical stature to:
    • Lift and maneuver up to 90 lbs
    • Climb wood poles up to 100' tall
    • Perform aerial work in a safety belt in a safe and efficient manner
    • Use shovels, sledge hammers and 90 lb jack hammers
    • Work in confined areas
  • Must pass the federal DOT physical examination
  • Must reside within 20 miles of the Roswell, NM service center


Xcel Energy is an equal opportunity employer




COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and in accordance with federal requirements, Xcel Energy requires all new employees be at least partially vaccinated by their start date and fully vaccinated by Jan. 4, 2022, or receive a formal medical or religious accommodation. 


Steps in Xcel Energy’s hiring process

  1. All qualified candidates will be sent an online assessment via e-mail. Applicants must successfully pass in order to be further considered.
  2. Candidates who successfully pass the assessment will be contacted to come in for an information session and interview.
  3. After attending our information session/interview, our Team Leaders will collaborate to decide which candidates are best qualified and offers will be made.
  4. Candidates who accept the employment offer will be required to pass Xcel Energy’s background check and drug test. This process can take up to two weeks before clearance is issued.
  5. After successful passing of the background check and drug test, candidates are ready to start the training class.


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:  NM - Roswell || NM - Roswell || United States (US) || OpCos || 15800:Rosewell Elec Con SPS || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $26.43 per hour

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Requisition Number: 37664

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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