Company Name:



Red Wing, Minnesota

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Electrical Engineering, Other Engineering

Date Posted:

April 25, 2019

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Machinist Job

Location(s): MN - Red Wing


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 an opening for one or more Journeyman Machinist(s) (IBEW 949) at the Red Wing Generating Plant in Red Wing, MN. 
NOTE: Exclusive of persons in the maintenance section as of December 31, 1979, an apprentice on any shift, upon attaining journeyman grade shall be subject for a calendar period of thirty (30) days to be "bumped" to another shift should a journeyman in the same classification choose to exercise his seniority rights.

Will be required to actively participate in training and retraining programs as directed by Plant Management.  Will be required to function under written plant maintenance procedures as appropriate, and document records as required by Plant Management.  Will be required to perform duties when necessary from scaffolds and catwalks in high and confined areas.  May be required to accept temporary assignments at other locations, including nuclear plants, as prescribed by Plant Management.  Must be able to be respirator qualified.



  • Must have completed the Apprenticeship Training Course for a repairman.
  • Must have knowledge of Power Plant equipment and general maintenance practices.
  • Must have the ability to intelligently communicate with plant personnel both verbally and in writing.
  • Must have satisfactorily completed apprentice machinist training.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of all machinist tools, precision instruments, and be able to apply this knowledge on all types of machinist work.
  • Must have the ability to intelligently communicate with plant personnel both verbally and in writing and be able to be able to take the necessary measurements or clearance readings of equipment as required by management.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret blueprints.
  • Must pass the Edison Electric Institute MASS test, or be grandfathered.


A condition of employment will be successfully obtaining and maintaining General Security Clearance.





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 - Red Wing || MN - Red Wing || United States (US) || Operations || 04870:Red Wing || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 18333

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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