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.

We anticipate the need for one or more Nuclear Apprentice Plant Attendant(s) Step 1 at our Monticello, Nuclear Plant in Monticello, MN. This position will be posted internally for 10 Working Days May, 13th 2024 to May 24th 2024. The wage range for this position is $32.95 to $48.34 upon completion of the apprentice program. 

Summary

Perform plant operations such as refueling, equipment isolations and restorations, surveillance testing and equipment and valve checks, and act as a member of the on-site fire brigade. Must be capable of climbing ladders and occasionally working at heights. Must be capable of wearing a respirator and self-contained breathing apparatus. This is a rewarding position that provides opportunities to professional growth within the position as well as opportunities for advancement to well qualified candidates. 

Must also meet all nuclear plant access authorization requirements under NRC regulations. Must possess a SPECIAL Minnesota State Engineer's License within three months and a Second-Class Grade "A" License within 3 months of attaining the necessary operating experience. Must be in good general health and capable of passing a medical examination meeting Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirement.  This program can start a path towards obtaining an NRC license. 

Required

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Must have sufficient technical or scientific background that would, in the Company's judgment, prepare an individual for NRC license training and must have one of the following:
    • Two years scientific education at the college level
    • A junior college degree in a scientific field
    • Previous nuclear operations experience or equivalent
    • Two-year certificate from a vocational-technical institute in a scientific, mathematic, mechanical or electrical field
    • Applicable Military training and experience

Special Requirements

  • Must meet Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements
  • Must pass the EEI POSS/MASS exam (at the Nuclear level), or be grandfathered
  • Required to actively participate in training and retraining programs established for this position
  • Required to function under written plant operating and maintenance procedures as appropriate, and document records as required by management
  • Requires rotating shift including nights and weekends on a 6 week rotation.

A condition of employment will be successfully obtaining and maintaining General Security Clearance and a Nuclear Security Clearance for unescorted access to Xcel Energy nuclear plants including successful completion of nuclear General Access Training (GAT) and the nuclear security screening process (typically consists of an alcohol/drug screen, a criminal history check, a psychological assessment, initial credit and background investigation and periodic credit & criminal history checks).

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.

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com.

Bargaining

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $32.95 to $48.34 per hour

This position is eligible for the following benefits: Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Vacation, Holidays, Additional days off, Sick Time, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO)

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: 05/23/24

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