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Relay Specialist Job

Location(s): MN - St Paul


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 a need for one or more Journeyman Relay Specialist(s) to be located at our Rice Street Service Center in St.Paul, MN. The starting rate of pay is $56.15 hourly. The position will be posted for 15 Working Days from May 3, 2022 to May 23, 2022.


Please verify that your education and/or experience meets the minimum requirements listed below. Please do not apply if you do not possess the requirements.



Relay Specialists respond on a 24/7 basis to address distribution level substation and distribution system requirements in the metro east territory. Additional responsibilities include support of the gas transmission system throughout MN, ND and SD. They perform routine testing and trouble shooting of substation protective relaying and controls for construction, routine condition assessments and system control center emergencies. They also provide support to our distribution system providing fault locating service and maintenance of several different devices on the distribution system.


The duties include but are not limited to: installing, maintaining, repairing, testing, inspecting, and calibrating control and protective relaying systems for substation equipment, using fault locating equipment and supporting cathodics and gas RMU work throughout the metro east territory.



1. High school education, or equivalent.

2. This Journeyman classification requires four years of applicable Relay electrical construction and/or maintenance

experience achieved thru completion and certification of a four-year Relay apprenticeship program.

3. Physical demands include but are not limited to lifting, carrying, climbing, handling, kneeling, and reaching.

4. Required to work outdoors and must be able to work in manholes and vaults.

5. Must be willing and able to work considerable amounts of overtime.

6. Must possess a valid Minnesota driver's license & be able to operate NSP vehicles.

7. Thorough knowledge of electrical/electronics theory, equations and electrical test equipment.

8. Ability to learn computer software including but not limited to iTOA, SwitchPlan and SAP.

Special Requirements:

1. A high awareness of safety and compliance with company rules is required at all times.

2. Must possess strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

3. Must have the ability to read and understand logic, schematic and circuit diagrams.

4. Demonstrate a commitment to working productively and safely.





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 || United States (US) || Operations || 03294:NSPM System Prot Ops & Mtc || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $56.15 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: 41286

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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