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Meter Tech Apprentice 1st - 4th Year - Carlsbad, NM

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy

Carlsbad, NM, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

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.

Meterman Apprentice:

Xcel Energy is looking to fill a Meterman Apprentice 1st Year for the Carlsbad, NM location.

Apprentice Meterman job duties will include, but not be limited to, testing, programming, installing, verifying, and removing electric meters. Employee will follow all company and regulatory safety requirements. Employee will

work well independently or with customers and with others in the company. Employee will work with multiple computer platforms, various software programs, and electronic devices. Employee will also be required to travel

for work and training. Employee may advance to Meterman Journeyman according to the IBEW 602 Agreement with the company.

Environmental Exposure: Employee will work in and around energized equipment, confined spaces, vibrating, equipment, heights, noise levels requiring ear protection, presence of chemical fumes, and a wide range of hot and

cold temperatures. Employee will work with broken glass, various chemicals, and other hazardous materials.

Employee may work using bucket truck or ladders. Employee must be able to walk and climb stairs. Work is often on gravel, concrete, slippery, and uneven surfaces.


1. High school diploma or GED

2. Must have successfully passed the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) CAST test

3. Must respond to overtime and call outs including weekends and holidays.

4. Must commit to working safely and wearing all required personal protective equipment (PPE), which includes

hard hat, steel-toed boots, protective eyewear, flame-retardant clothing, and insulated rubber gloves.

5. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds.

6. Must have a valid driver's license.

7. Knowledge of electric delivery systems is desired.

8. Employee must have a working knowledge with math background including algebra, geometry, and


9. Must live within 25 miles of the Carlsbad, NM service center.

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.

BargainingThe anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $28.04 to $34.60 per hourThis position may also be eligible for the following benefits: Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Tuition reimbursement, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Vacation, Holidays, Personal holidays, Sick Time, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only)

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.

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