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Underground Helper 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 the need for one or more Helper(s) to be located at the Rice Street Service Center, St. Paul MN. The rate of pay for this job classification is $25.03.  This position will be posted for 10 working days from June 22, 2022 to July 5th,2022.


Job responsibilities (May include, but not limited to the following):

Perform the duties of the Helper classification including pulling cable into the manhole/duct system and cleaning manholes and vaults. The person filling this position must be self-motivated, work well with others, and possess a positive attitude and commitment to work safely, provide quality customer service, create customer satisfaction and to work productively.


Bargaining and Non-Bargaining employees may apply for this position. The Company has sole right of selectivity. 


Minimum Requirements

    - High school diploma or equivalent.

    - Must meet driver qualification requirements as specified in FMCSR Parts 382 and 391, including the possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A.

    - Must have ability to be respirator qualified and confined space trained.   


Special Requirements:

    - Certificate of completion from an accredited lineman's program preferred.

    - Experience with underground manholes and ducts preferred.

    - Must be physically capable of performing the requirements of the classification such as climbing, shoveling, lifting, bending, twisting, etc.

    - Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    - Must be self-motivated and possess a positive attitude.

    - Demonstrated commitment to work productively and safely.

    - Must live within a 30-mile radius of the Highways 55 and 100 in Minneapolis.




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 || 13190:Elec Ops St Paul MN Line Crew || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $25.03 per hour

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits: Pension, 401(k) plan


Requisition Number: 46832

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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