Electric Cable Splicer/Cableman - Underground - Denver, CO

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy

Denver, CO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

*This is concurrent with DOL Cable Mechanic Classification.

This position will be responsible for construction, maintenance, and emergency repairs of underground distribution systems and will perform underground construction and maintenance work on company assets, maintain vaults, pulling cable and splicing conductors as needed.

Candidate must be self-motivated, work well with others, possess a positive attitude, and have a commitment to work safely, provide consistent quality customer service, create customer satisfaction and work productively.

Additional duties of the Vaultman Cableman include but are not limited to (duties and responsibilities will be commensurate with level hired into):

  • Perform all associated tasks with the construction and maintenance of all underground facilities.
  • Troubleshoot and repair all underground network circuits and equipment. May be assigned to work with other Journeymen or lower classifications without the direct supervision of a higher-level classification.
  • Safely perform all network underground switching.
  • May be required to work in inclement weather for extended hours and may be required to travel throughout the system in cases of emergencies and storms to restore the system.
  • Will be responsible for all assigned work being done in accordance with all company design standards and work methods.
  • Will be required to prepare all job associated paperwork.

Qualified applicants will have a high school diploma or GED and meet the following criteria:

  • Must meet Driver Qualification requirements including the possession of a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A.
  • Must have a Minimum of 4 years verifiable work experience as a certified cable splicer mechanic or completed approved 4-year apprenticeship.
  • Must be available for emergency callouts for overtime assignments as well as on-call assignments.
  • Must have effective communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to successfully work with customers on a wide range of concerns.
  • Must be self-motivated and possess a positive attitude.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work safely.
  • Must be physically capable of safely lifting and carrying construction equipment.
  • Must have a well-rounded knowledge of network primary feeder circuits, transformer loading, connections, network protector operations and fusing practices.
  • Must be proficient in splicing and terminating all types of underground cable to include PILC.
  • Must be experienced in operation of Line Construction and Maintenance vehicles including, but not limited to, forklifts, digger-derricks, platform digger units, wire and rope tensioning units, and other similar equipment.
  • 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.

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

**NOTE: This position requires an assessment prior to being considered for an interview so please read the following instructions carefully:

Assessment Information

Step 1 Application and Online Assessment:

1. Create a profile by applying for a position

2. Apply to the job posting

Step 2 Selection Process:

4. Please allow a couple of weeks for assessment results and applications to be reviewed. You will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

5. If you are not selected for an interview, you will receive notice that the hiring leader has chosen to go with another candidate.

6. If you do not successfully complete the assessment, you are eligible to re-take it after 6 months.

Step 3 Vaultman CablemanTest:

7. If selected for the next step you will be required to pass the Xcel Energy Journeyman Vaultman Cableman test.

8. This will be conducted on site

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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Pay and benefit packages may vary based on position. Some employees are under collective bargaining agreements, which determine the benefits they will receive. If the information conflicts with the terms of the written plan documents governing the plan, the plan document will control. Benefit plans are subject to change and Xcel Energy has the right to end, suspend, or amend any of its plans, at any time, in whole or in part.

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