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Chemist - Sherco Plant Job

Location(s): MN - Becker


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education 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 professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



Xcel Energy is seeking a Chemistry Analyst or Chemist (higher level) to support operations at Sherco Power Plant in Becker, MN. Requirements and slary ranges for each level are below. 


Position Summary
Position designed to develop knowledge of the following systems; water chemistry, general water treatment, lubricants, fuel chemistry, general analytical instrumentation and plant systems. Under supervision supports laboratory, plant and field chemistry operations in all aspects of chemical, biological and physical analysis and testing.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Collect and prepare samples, standards and reagents for testing and analysis. Performs analysis, testing and reviews results incorporating standard QA/QC practices. Assist in maintenance and trouble shooting of instrumentation and systems. May assist in method development.
  • Participates in lab and plant training to develop comprehension of analytical data and systems relationships.
  • Conducts laboratory housekeeping. Responsible for maintaining chain of custody of samples.
  • Performs calibration/certification of instrumentation through use of QA/QC standards and procedures. Review process parameters for compliance with control limits. Assist in correcting out of control parameters.
  • Performs data entry and generates validated reports.


Minimum Requirements - Chemistry Analyst

(Hourly pay range: $24.60 to $34.40 per hour)

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry/related science or four (4) years chemistry related work experience.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Ability to obtain state certifications as applicable by the jurisdiction.


Minimum Requirements - Chemist

(Annual Salary Range: $54,800 - $77,800)

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related science
  • 5 years related experience in power plant, electric utility or laboratory settings



  • Process Chemistry experience preferred. 





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 - Becker || MN - Becker || United States (US) || Generation || 31261:Chemistry Resources-Minn || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: Chemistry Analyst: $24.60 to $34.40 per hour; Chemist: $54,800 - $77,800 per year

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