Xcel Energy Equipment Machine Operator Job in Township of Maple Grove, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Maple Grove

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

We anticipate the need for one or more Machine Operators(s) at our Maple Grove Service Center in Maple Grove, Minnesota. The starting rate of pay for this position is $39.96 hourly.

If you desire a position where you travel regularly, work with a team and directly impact the success of our electric transmission construction projects, then this opportunity is for you!

This position as a Machine Operator:

  • Ensures the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of heavy equipment used in the maintenance, repair and/or construction of system transmission lines.

  • Safely and efficiently operates heavy equipment- subject but not limited to off-road truck equipment, digger derricks, winch trucks, bulldozer, front-end loader, forklifts, tractor trailers, wire-pulling equipment and cranes. Performs construction, repair, and maintenance of system transmission lines, hardware, and structures.

  • Reads, interprets, and comprehends site material safety data sheets.

  • Understands and communicates proper procedures used in tagging, lockout, and transmission system clearance to ensure safe performance of work by all personnel.

  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

  • Possess working knowledge of the construction, operation, and maintenance of electric transmission lines.

  • Ability to read and understand operators and maintenance manuals of equipment including load charts.

  • Sound knowledge of the proper and safe use of the equipment and tools used in line construction/maintenance of both energized and de-energized lines.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED

  • Must have a valid Class A CDL License

  • Must have at least 5 Years experience operating Heavy Equipment (Cranes, and Running Heavy Tonage)

  • Must be able and willing to respond to after hour emergency work and callouts, and work extensive amounts of overtime

  • Requires very extensive overnight travel

  • Must be of excellent stature, lift and maneuver up to 90 lbs, use shovels, sledge hammers and jack hammers


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 - Maple Grove || MN - Maple Grove || United States (US) || Operations || 0329T:Transmission Construction || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 9446

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com