Apprentice Lineman (3rd Step or 4th Step) Job

Shorewood, Minnesota
18 Oct 2016
23 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Location(s): MN - Shorewood; MN - Waconia
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
Xcel Energy is looking for talented and experienced Apprentice Lineman (3rd Step or 4th Step) to join the Xcel Energy team at the Waconia Service Center in Waconia, Minnesota or Shorewood Service Center in Shorewood, Minnesota!

This position will be posted simultaneously with requisition #5889 and the job title of Advanced Step/Journeyman Lineman. Please note that we will only be filling one position depending on who our top candidate is out of this req or req #5889.

Selection criteria may also include an interview and pre-employment written and hands-on testing that will take place at a company training facility (personal tools and equipment are not provided).

The company reserves the right to close this posting at any time.


In this position, you will work as part of a team that is responsible for construction maintenance and emergency repairs of all overhead and underground distribution and transmission systems.


  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Technical school Lineman degree is required
  • Must have CDL license and be able to pass random drug tests
  • Must be totally committed to safety, quality work, and customer service
  • Must to able to attend and pass all extended training at the Quality Academy
  • Must be able and willing to respond to after hours and weekend call outs
  • Must be mentally competent and able to communicate and comprehend instructions, and build on previous experience
  • Must work well with others and exhibit team work attitude
  • Must exhibit a high awareness of safety, and compliance with all company safety rules
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 - Shorewood || MN - Shorewood; MN - Waconia || United States (US) || Operations || 10120:Elec Ops Shorewood || Full-Time || Bargaining ||
Requisition Number: 5968
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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