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.

Position Summary

Position serves as a chemistry expert on issues involving some aspects of power plants/analytical laboratory. Expertise is required in three of the five following systems: environmental, general water treatment, lubricants, fuel chemistry, and complex analytical instrumentation. Position will work with Xcel facilities and/or customers to enhance availability, reliability, and help ensure low operating costs.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assist in the design, development, and implementation of chemical treatment and/or analytical programs and related procedures, including chemical cleanings. Perform complex analysis, review and report results.
  • Consult with internal and external customers to ensure compliance and optimize processes through inspections and data analysis. Assist in root cause analysis and implement corrective action. May serve as subject matter expert. Assist in benefit to cost ratio analysis and life cycle analysis for capital and O & M projects.
  • Review process parameters for compliance with control limits. Direct personnel in correcting out of control parameters.
  • Research new technologies and design procedures utilizing appropriate improvements.
  • Interface with environmental services and governmental agencies to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Develop and direct the training of plant and/or analytical personnel. May include external training and presentations.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry or related science.
  • 10 years related experience in power plant, electric utility or laboratory settings.
  • Ability to obtain state certifications as applicable by the jurisdiction.

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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The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $69,700.00 to $99,100.00 per year

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, 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), Transportation Reimbursement Account, 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, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

Pay and benefit packages may vary based on position. Some employees are under collective bargaining agreements, which determine the benefits they will receive. If the information conflicts with the terms of the written plan documents governing the plan, the plan document will control. 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: 04/15/24

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