Company Name:



Shorewood, Minnesota

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Date Posted:

August 14, 2019

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Advanced Step Apprentice/Journeyman Lineman Job

Location(s): MN - Shorewood


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 Advanced Step Apprentice Lineman (5th Step or higher)/Journeyman Lineman to be located at the Shorewood/Waconia Service Center in Shorewood, MN. 


Position will work as part of a department that is responsible for construction maintenance and emergency repairs of all overhead and underground distribution and transmission systems. Employee must be willing to meet the Company's residency requirement. Relocation of the employee's household to the immediate area of the work location is required and will be the responsibility of the employee.


- High School graduate or equivalent.
- Technical School Lineman degree is required.
- Experience with digger derricks, bucket trucks, trenchers, and groundwork with utility crews is desired.
- Must be willing to travel and work away from home.
- Must be able to communicate effectively; have good teamwork skills and be able to understand, comprehend, and follow directions in the workplace.
- Must have a quality work ethic and be committed to optimum customer service.
- Must be able to work additional hours, respond to after hours and weekend call outs.
- A high awareness of safety and compliance with company safety rules is required at all times.
- Must meet driver qualification requirements as specified in FMCSR Parts 382 and 391 including the possession of a valid Commercial Drivers License Class A.

This job will require the ability to work in an efficient manner while performing the essential responsibilities of the position which may include:
A. Lifting and maneuvering up to 50 lbs.
B. Being able to work at heights up to and above 100 feet.
C. Being able to climb wood poles up to and above 100 feet tall
D. Using shovels, sledge hammers and jack hammers and other similar labor intensive tools
E. Working in confined areas, which includes bending and stooping.



- Candidates living within a reasonable distance from service center.





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 - Shorewood || MN - Shorewood || United States (US) || Northern States Power Company || 10120:Elec Ops Shorewood || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 19220

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at [email protected]

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