Journeyman Lineman

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 Journeyman Lineman to be located in Leadville, Colorado. The starting rate of pay for this position is $45.19 hourly. 

Perform the duties of lineman classification involving overhead and underground electric distribution systems. 

Special Instructions:
1. The successful candidate must have the physical ability, endurance, and desire to perform potentially strenuous outdoor work, at all times of the day and night, and under various weather conditions. 
2. The successful applicant will be expected to respond to emergency callouts after normal work hours and on weekends. 
3. The successful applicant must live within 30 minutes/30 miles of the Leadville Service Center. 
4. The successful candidate must be able to perform safe, proficient, and effective pole-climbing. 
5. Applicants must be self-motivated, work well with others, have a positive attitude and be committed to working safely and productively. 

For External and Non-Xcel Energy Journeymen candidates, verification of Journeyman Lineman qualifications and knowledge will include written testing and/or practical skills evaluation during the application process. 

Minimum Requirements 
High School diploma or equivalent. 
Valid Class A CDL driver’s license including a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate. 
All applicants must have completed a qualified apprenticeship program, and possess a Journeyman Lineman certification. 
Must have a well-rounded knowledge of distribution primary feeder circuits, transformer loading and connections, and fusing practices. 
Should have experience with electric meter sets and their connections. 
Must have knowledge and experience in the use of hot line tools, protective devices, fuses, lightning arresters, disconnect switches, breakers, grounding sets, transformers and their connections. 
Must be experienced in operation of Line Construction and Maintenance vehicles including, but not limited to, fork lifts, digger-derricks, platform digger units, wire and rope tensioning units, and other similar equipment. 
Must demonstrate a knowledge and experience in electric Distribution system trouble-shooting. 
Must be thoroughly familiar with the Safety Rules and regulations of the Company and must be well acquainted with the hazards involved in electric Distribution field service work. 
Must be familiar with use of rubber gloves, sleeves, line hose, switching procedures, as well as in the use of PPE in accordance with Company and OSHA requirements. 


Steps in Xcel Energy’s hiring process 
All qualified candidates will be sent an online assessment via e-mail. Applicants must successfully pass in order to be further considered. 
Candidates who successfully pass the assessment will be contacted to come in for an information session and interview. 
After attending our information session/interview, our Team Leaders will collaborate to decide which candidates are best qualified and offers will be made. 
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. 
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: CO - Leadville || CO - Leadville || United States (US) || Operations || 63460:G&E Ops Mountain PSC || Full-Time || Bargaining || 

Requisition Number: 9924 
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran 
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Company Name:
Xcel Energy
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Leadville, Colorado
United States
Lineman/Lineworker - Journey Level
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
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