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Apprentice Plant Attendant Job

Location(s): MN - Mankato


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



We anticipate the need for one or more Apprentice Plant Attendants at the Wilmarth Gen Plant in Mankato, MN. The base rate of pay for this classification will be as listed in Exhibit ""A"" Wage Schedule, $25.27 an hour (2021 Pay Rate). Bargaining and non-bargaining employees may apply for this vacancy. Normal working hours for this position are rotating shift, to include, weekends, holidays, days, afternoons and nights. 


This position will be posted internally for 10 Working Days from September 14, 2021 - September 27, 2021.



Assists in the operation, maintenance and inspection of boilers, turbine generators and auxiliary equipment.

1. Must possess the applicable Minnesota State Engineer's license which is a Second Class Grade A license after one (1) year of operating experience. A Minnesota State Engineer Special Class License must be obtained within 30 days of being assigned to the apprenticeship if a higher license is not already held.

2. Must have a reasonable level of learning ability to develop understanding of generating plant operations and procedures.

3. Must have the ability to intelligently communicate constructively with plant personnel both verbally and in writing.



 1. Must pass the Edison Electric Institute POSS/MASS EEI Test

2. Must obtain a Minnesota Engineer Special Boiler license within 30 days assignment to the apprenticeship.

3. Must obtain a Minnesota Engineer 2nd Class license; Boiler license after 1 year of experience but prior to completion of apprenticeship.

4. Must be able to work a rotating shift, to include weekends and holidays

5. Must be willing to accept overtime as needed

6. Will be required to successfully complete regular training as part of the apprenticeship and continuing training thereafter

7. Will be required to function under written plant operating and maintenance procedures, as appropriate

8. Must be able to lift 50 pounds or more safely






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:  MN - Mankato || MN - Mankato || United States (US) || Generation || 0301M:GM Pwr Gen MN/WI || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $25.27 per hour

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Requisition Number: 36407

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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