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Xcel Energy Groundman - Metro West Job in Township of Maple Grove, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Edina; MN - Maple Grove; MN - Minneapolis

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 Groundman to join our team in supporting electric overhead and underground construction in the Metro West area of Minnesota! This position has a Graduate Wage Scale starting at $24.41 hourly.


Successful candidate will perform all duties of the Groundman classification, which involves various electric line construction and maintenance responsibilities.


Qualified candidates will have a High School Diploma or GED and meet all of the following criteria:

  • Completion of an accredited Lineman program or Xcel Energy equivalent.

  • Work experience operating construction equipment.

  • Possess Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL)

  • High commitment to Safety.

  • Good communication skills (both written and verbal).

  • Must be in excellent physical condition and be able to operate a 90 lb. jackhammer.

  • Highly developed mechanical ability.

  • Must be able to respond to after hours call out, both weekends and evenings.

  • Must be willing to participate in written and hands on assessments

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 - Maple Grove || MN - Edina; MN - Maple Grove; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Operations || 09150:Elec Ops MPLS OH/UG || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $24.41 per hour

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Requisition Number: 31104

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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