Xcel Energy Control Room Opr B Appr 1st Yr - Hobbs NM Job in Hobbs, New Mexico

Location(s): NM - Hobbs

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education 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 professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

Xcel Energy is looking to hire one (1) Control Room Operator B Apprentice 1st Year for the Cunningham Station in Hobbs, NM.


Job duties will include, but not limited to, operating and inspecting all plant equipment. The employee will also run water tests and make adjustments to plant controls and equipment as appropriate. The employee will be required to actively participate in hands-on training, required classroom training and computer interactive training programs, as directed by management. The employee will also be required to successfully complete 4 year operator apprentice program and qualify for Control Room Operator position. Travel to other locations may be required. Environmental Exposure: Employee will work in and around energized/rotating equipment, confined spaces, vibrating equipment, heights, noise levels requiring ear protection, presence of chemical fumes, lead and dust requiring use of a respirator and work in a wide range of ambient temperatures, both hot and cold. The employee will work off of ladders and scaffolding, in elevated positions, and may be required to handle asbestos, lead and other hazardous materials. Employee must be able to walk, climb stairs and ladders throughout the plant. Work is often on gravel, concrete, and uneven surfaces.


High school diploma or GED

Must have successfully passed the Behavioral Assessment & the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Plant Operator Selection Systems (POSS) test

Must work rotating shifts

Must respond to overtime and call outs

Must commit to working safely and adhere to Company safety rules including wearing a hard hat, safety footwear, protective eye wear and Proper Protective Equipment (PPE)

Able to lift 50 pounds

Valid drivers license

Must be respirator qualified (Pulmonary Function Test)

Must take Base line Audiogram

Must be able to climb stairs and ladders for prolonged periods of times on a daily basis

Knowledge of equipment operation such as pumps and motor controls and operation & power plant/industrial operations experience desired

Successfully pass the Xcel Energy screening requirements, which include a drug test, security clearance and other exams that are required by federal regulations, such as OSHA and DOT, will be performed as required

Applicants must complete all questions on the application and submit a resume.

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: NM - Hobbs || NM - Hobbs || United States (US) || Operations || 11200:Cunningham || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 11888

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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