Job Description

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.

Xcel Energy Distribution Department is looking to fill an Apprentice Lineman 1st Year position for our Borger, TX location. 

As an apprentice lineman you will be taught a very rewarding career in constructing, maintenance, removal and storm restoration of high voltage distribution and transmission lines. Xcel Energy has a very reputable Department of Labor certified apprentice program that is recognized throughout the United States. 

Position will be responsible for construction, maintenance and operations. Supports maintenance and emergency repairs of distribution and transmission lines. 

Minimum Requirements 

  • Must have a High School diploma or GED 

  • Must have a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL Class A) or ability to acquire it within 120 days of start date. 

  • Must have successfully taken the EEI CAST Assessment 

  • Must be totally committed to safety, quality work and customer service 

  • Must be able and willing to respond to after hour and weekend call outs 

  • Position could possibly require travel for extended time periods 

  • Apprentices are required to attend 2nd, 3rd and 4th year apprentice schools 

  • Must be mentally competent, able to communicate and able to comprehend instructions and build on previous experience 

  • Must exhibit a teamwork attitude and be able to work with others 

  • Must be of adequate physical stature to 

  • Lift and maneuver up to 90 lbs 

  • Climb wood poles up to 100' tall 

  • Perform aerial work in a safety belt in a safe and efficient manner 

  • Use shovels, sledgehammers and 90 lb jack hammers 

  • Work in confined areas 

  • Must pass the federal DOT physical examination 

  • Must complete all questions in application and upload a resume for consideration. 

  • Must reside 20 miles from the Borger Service Center 

Xcel Energy is an equal opportunity employer 

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.

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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Benefit plans are subject to change and Xcel Energy has the right to end, suspend, or amend any of its plans, at any time, in whole or in part.

Deadline to Apply: 07/28/24

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