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Technician 1st 6 months - Sterling, CO Job

Date: Aug 12, 2019

Location: CO - Sterling, US, 80751

Company: Xcel Energy

Location(s): CO - Sterling


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



Position Summary
Takes routine customer requests, performs designs and estimates for new gas/electric distribution facilities. These may range from residential re-wires to those that support larger projects and designs. Also performs various gas and electric distribution support functions for Operations Department.

Receive and process new gas/electric service requests, and associated meter set orders, oversees installation, and coordinates scheduling to meet customer needs. Meets with customers or customer representatives. Provide various distribution support functions such as preparing DOT inspection orders and recordkeeping. Designs, estimates, quotes, prepares contracts and issues orders and prints, initiates permits and easements for streetlights, non-metered services, routine extensions, reroutes and modifications for new and existing gas/electric distribution facilities.

This position will be filled at our service center in Sterling, CO. The rate of pay is $36.34 per hour.


Minimum Requirements
High School education or equivalent.

Possess a two year technical degree (Drafting, Auto cad, associate engineering, Energy technical specialist, Construction Management, or other related field)

Must pass the EEI TECH B Test



**NOTE: This position requires two assessments prior to being considered for an interview so please read the following instructions carefully:


Assessment Information

Step 1 Application and Online Assessment:

1. Create a profile by applying for a position
2. Apply to the job posting
3. Should you meet the minimum qualifications, you may receive an invitation to complete an online assessment. Please follow the assessment instructions carefully and complete the online assessment within 72 hours.


Step 2 EEI Testing:

4. If your assessment results and application best meet the qualifications for the position, you will be invited to take the EEI Test via email.
5. Sign up for the test using the link in email invitation (open the attachment in order to access the sign up page).
6. After signing up, you will receive a confirmation email to take the test. You can prepare for the test using the study link below.
7. The test results will be sent via email within 2 weeks of completing the test.
8. The applications of successful candidates will be sent to the hiring leader for review.


To help increase chances for success on the EEI Test, we highly encourage candidates to review the practice EEI tests we have provided. These practice tests can be found at:

  • Username: Xcel
  • Password: Energy

For more information regarding EEI Testing please visit:

 Thank you for applying to Xcel Energy!






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:  CO - Sterling || CO - Sterling || United States (US) || Operations || 65685:Design Sterling PSC || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 19410

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at

Nearest Major Market: Sterling CO

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