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Xcel Energy Temporary Utility Helper - Grand Forks, ND Job in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Location(s): ND - Grand Forks

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 are looking for one or more Temporary Utility Helper(s) to join our team at our Grand Forks Service Center in Grand Forks, ND.

As a utility worker you will work as part of Gas construction, maintenance and operations crew, including work with gas services and mains, operate mechanical trenching/excavating equipment and related tools necessary to install gas mains and services. Plastic pipe fusion, service regulators, odorization, meter and regulation, tapping, operational surveys, customer priority work, fitting, 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, district regulator maintenance, instrument calibration, meter and large regulator.

  1. High school graduate or equivalent

  2. Must possess a valid drivers license and be able to obtain a Class A commercial drivers license (must meet driver qualification requirements as specified in FMCSR Parts 382 and 391)

  3. One or more years Gas Construction and/or Gas service experience desired.

  4. Must be certified in plastic fusion per Xcel requirements within 6 months of hire

  5. Able to lift 50 pounds

  6. High awareness of safety and compliance with company safety rules

  7. Technical degree in gas utility construction, experience in gas regulation and knowledge of gas appliances, experience in operating mechanical trenching/excavating equipment, and electronic locating and testing equipment is desired.

  8. Required to use and learn MDT processes as needed for required documentation.

  9. Must able to meet all requirements of Gas Technician apprentice program.

Special Requirements:

  1. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.

  2. Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships in a team-oriented environment.

  3. Direct customer contact experience desirable.

  4. Position is subject to DOT drug and alcohol testing requirements

  5. Pass the Gas Respirator Qualification test. (preferred)

  6. Must live within a 20-mile radius of the service center.

  7. Subject to on-call duty on a rotating basis.

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: ND - Grand Forks || ND - Grand Forks || United States (US) || Operations || 21292:Gas Ops GF/Minot || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 17684

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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