Xcel Energy Electrician Apprentice 1st Yr -Amarillo, TX Job in Amarillo, Texas

Location(s): TX - Amarillo

Do you want to have an essential role supporting the energy infrastructure that provides power to millions of homes and businesses? Do you want to work for a company that is committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship? Consider a job at one of Xcel Energy’s power plants, and help us keep the lights on.

Xcel Energy has an opening for an Electrician Apprentice 1st Year for the Amarillo, TX / Harrington Station Power Plant.

Position Summary

Job duties will include, but not limited to, troubleshoot, construct and maintain high and low voltage equipment that is either energized or de-energized and maintenance and repair of plant HVAC systems.

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 apprentice program and qualify for Electrician Journeyman. 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.

Minimum Requirements

1) High school diploma or GED

2) Must have successfully passed the Behavioral Assessment (external only) and the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Maintenance Positions Selection Systems (MASS) test.

3) Must respond to overtime and call outs.

4) 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).

5) Able to lift 50 pounds

6) Valid driver’s license

7) Must be respirator qualified (Pulmonary Function Test)

8) Must take Base line Audiogram.

Minimum of one-year electrical experience desired. Two years college level electronics, electrical, refrigeration certification or equivalent preferred.

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.

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: TX - Amarillo || TX - Amarillo || United States (US) || Operations || 10600:Harrington Station || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 8931

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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