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Advance step apprentice / Gas Technician - Pequot Lakes, MN

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy

Pequot Lakes, MN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

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 Advanced Step Apprentice Gas Technician/ Journeyman Gas Technician to be located at our Brainerd Lakes Service Center in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota. This position will require the successful applicant to reside within a 20 mile radius of the Brainerd Lakes Service Center. 29952 Larsen Parkway (Derksen Rd cross road) , Pequot Lakes MN 56472 The rate of pay for a Journeyman is $49.12 hourly. The apprentice rate of pay will vary depending upon the step that you will be slotted in. The percentage rates are as follows:

- 3rd Step pay will be 75% of the Journeyman Rate

- 4th Step will be 81.25% of the Journeyman Rate

- 5th Step will be 87.50% of the Journeyman Rate
- 6th Step will be 93.75% of the Journeyman Rate.

The position will be posted for 10 Working Days from June 4, 2024 to June 18, 2024.

Summary District regulator maintenance, odorization, meter testing, instrument calibration, meter and large regulator sizing/maintenance/installation, plastic pipe fusion, service regulators, odorization, meter and regulation, tapping, operational surveys, customer priority work, fitting, equipment operation, knowledge and ability to respond to gas leak (inside and outside) investigation/emergencies, gas leak repair, cathodic protection, locating, meter reading, valve maintenance and material handling.

- High school diploma or GED

- Must possess a valid Class A commercial drivers license (must meet driver qualification requirements as specified in FMCSR Parts 382 and 391)
- Three or more years Gas Construction and/or Gas service experience
- Gas Technician experience preferred
- Ability to lift 50 pounds safely
- Must reside within a 20 mi radius of the service center.
- Must Meet Operator Qualification requirements.

Special Requirements
- Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships in a team-oriented environment
- Direct customer contact experience desirable
- Position is subject to DOT drug and alcohol testing requirements
- Pass the Gas Respirator Qualification test
- Subject to residency requirements and on-call duty on a rotating basis
- May require rotating or off shift working hours

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.

BargainingThe anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $36.84 to $49.12 per hourThis 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: 06/18/24

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