Distribution Journeyman Lineman

Do you want to work in an exciting job expanding the energy infrastructure for a growing part of the Southwest? Do you want to build a long-term career at a company committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship, a company with plenty of room to grow? Consider a position in the SPS service territory of Xcel Energy. 

Xcel Energy is looking for an experienced Distribution Journeyman Lineman for the Hobbs, NM location! 
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 satisfaction and to work productively.In this challenging and rewarding position, the successful candidate must have a well-rounded knowledge of distribution primary feeders, transformer loading and fusing practices. The ideal candidate is thoroughly familiar with the safety regulations of the Company and must be well acquainted with the hazards involved in distribution service work. This role will perform a variety of lineman duties that involve overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission construction, operations and maintenance activities. Primary responsibilities consist of but are not limited to: installation, maintenance and removal of overhead and underground distribution conductors and equipment. Must be able to climb poles, work on energized conductors and equipment, perform hot stick work on energized high voltage conductors, work in inclement weather, be available for callout work and all other work as outlined in the Journeyman Serviceman position. 
Xcel Energy 
At Xcel Energy, our customers' quality of life depends on the energy we provide. Every time they flip a switch or turn a dial, they tap into the energy of over 12,000 people working to make life better. 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. 
Xcel Energy has become a leader in the energy industry by demonstrating excellence in environmental performance. Our environmental commitment includes improving air quality, conserving resources, harnessing renewable energy, and protecting wildlife and habitats. 
Xcel Energy's vitality comes from our people. It takes professionals in engineering, customer service, linemen, marketing and sales professionals, energy traders, mechanics, finance and accounting professionals and many others to power our company. We offer competitive compensation and benefit programs that include a range of options and coverage levels. 

Must successfully score on the Behavioral Assessment & Journeyman Assessment 
Must be capable of performing all aspects of electric distribution overhead, underground, construction, maintenance, and troubleshooting. 
Must be available for emergency call-outs as per a schedule. 
Must have effective communication skills (verbal and written). 
Position could possibly require travel for extended time periods 
Must be physically fit and able to lift objects up to 90 pounds, pass a physical examination and be able to perform strenuous physical labor under all types of conditions. 
Experience with bucket trucks, digger derricks, trenchers and groundwork with utility line crew required 
A high awareness of safety and compliance with company safety rules is required at all times 
To be considered at the Journeyman level, must possess a Journeyman Lineman Certification that is approved by the Department of Labor. 
Completion of an approved apprentice line program is required 
Applicant must reside within 20 miles of the Hobbs, NM service center. Selection criteria may include testing and/or assessment. Must pass the Xcel Energy security and drug screening 


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: NM - Hobbs || NM - Hobbs || United States (US) || Operations || 11950:Elect Const Hobbs SPS || Full-Time || Bargaining || 

Requisition Number: 11132 
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran 
Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com 

Company Name:
Xcel Energy
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Hobbs, New Mexico
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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