Troubleman Job

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 

Xcel Energy is looking for talented and experienced Troubleman to join the Xcel Energy team at the Chestnut Service Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota! 

Selection criteria will also include an interview and pre-employment written and hands-on testing that will take place at a company training facility (personal tools and equipment are not provided). 

The company reserves the right to close this posting at any time. 

You will be responsible for all duties of the Troubleman classification which involves first response for overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission systems. The person filling this position must be self-motivated, work well with others and possess a positive attitude and commitment to work safely, provide quality customer service, create customer satisfaction and work productively. 


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must presently hold a Journeyman Lineman Certificate and have working knowledge of all phases of distribution construction, maintenance and operating.
  • Must meet driver qualifications as specified and possess a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class A driver's license.
  • Requires participation in after-hour emergency call outs
  • Ability to successfully work with customers on a wide range of concerns
  • Must be self-motivated and possess a positive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Previous experience as a Troubleman and/or first responder experience is desired.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work productively and safely
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds safely


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: MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Operations || 1317B: MW Trouble Department || Full-Time || Bargaining || 

Requisition Number: 12191 
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran 
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Company Name:
Xcel Energy
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States
Transmission & Distribution
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
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