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Xcel Energy Chemistry Technician 949 Job in Township of Welch, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Welch

Do you have the attention to detail and commitment to safety needed for a successful and rewarding career in the field of nuclear power? We’re looking for people who are looking to grow their career with a company that maintains one of the safest nuclear fleets in the nation. If that describes you, we’d like you on our team.

Xcel Energy is currently seeking one or more individuals to fill the role of Chemistry Technician at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant in Welch, MN. This position is a union position and is hierarchical. The successful candidate will be placed at a level that is commensurate with the candidate’s skills and experience.


The Chem Tech performs chemistry and radiochemistry sampling and analysis to support Technical Specifications, Technical Requirements Manual, and various other Regulatory and site requirements. Under minimal supervision the candidate will perform quantitative analysis including sampling of radioactive and non-radioactive effluents of liquid, solid and gaseous material. This position may also require performance of radiation surveys. Additional responsibilities include providing guidance or assistance to Plant Operations, Engineering, Plant Maintenance, and Chemistry Supervision and providing training of chemistry personnel in chemical and radiochemical analysis.

This job requires the support of a rotating 12 hour shift schedule, 365 days a year including refueling or forced plant outages and is a member of the emergency response organization.


  1. Must be able to meet and maintain the requirements of unescorted access at a Nuclear Power Plant

  2. Must be able to meet and maintain the requirements of respiratory/SCBA qualifications.

  3. Satisfactory complete the initial chem tech training program within specified time requirement.

  4. Must reside or be willing to relocate within 60 minutes of the plant.


  1. High School Diploma or equivalent required.

  2. Minimum of four years’ experience in the fields of water treatment, radio-chemical analysis or chemical analysis or the equivalent combination of formal education/training and experience.

Preferred qualifications include

  1. Previous experience in commercial nuclear power plant.

  2. Navy Engineering Laboratory Technician (ELT)

  3. ANSI 18.1 Radiation Protection qualifications.

  4. Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

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 - Welch || MN - Welch || United States (US) || Nuclear Rollup || 45655:FT PI Chemistry-Operations || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $51.93 per hour

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Requisition Number: 30274

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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