Apprentice Plant Attendant/Advanced Step Plant Attendant Job

Ashland, Wisconsin
22 Nov 2016
15 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Location(s): WI - Ashland
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 Apprentice Plant Attendant(s) or Advanced Step Plant Attendant(s) at the Bayfront Steam Plant located in Ashland, Wisconsin.

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


Assists in the operation, maintenance and inspection of boilers, turbine generators and auxiliary equipment.
1. Must have a reasonable level of learning ability to develop understanding of steam plant operations and procedures.
2. Must have the ability to intelligently communicate constructively with plant personnel both verbally and in writing.
3. Must have had obtained knowledge of Power Plant Fundamentals training presented by Xcel Energy or equivalent.
4. Must be able to lift 50 pounds or more safely.

This position is governed by Section II of the current Residency Policy which requires living within 20 miles or less of the Bayfront Steam Plant, that is subject to needs dictated by the Emergency Action Plan which may require closer residency. Successful applicants are required to establish appropriate residency within 6 months of employment start date.

- Will be required to perform duties, when necessary, from scaffoldings and catwalks in high and confined areas
- Will be required, through training, to be thoroughly familiar with plant operating procedures and equipment, including pollution control equipment, and be capable of making sound decisions in any plant emergency
- May be required to accept temporary assignments at other plants, as directed, by plant management
- Must successfully pass the EEI Plant Personnel Test
- Will be required to wear appropriate PPE in all work areas
- Will be required to work in respirator required areas
- Will be required to follow all federal, state, and company policies and procedures
- Will be required to have or obtain basic computer skills and be able to utilize several Xcel Energy computerized tool sets
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:  WI - Ashland || WI - Ashland || United States (US) || Operations || 62223:Bayfront || Full-Time || Bargaining ||
Requisition Number: 6292
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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