Apprentice Instrument and Controls Specialist Step 1 - Becker, MN

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy

Becker, MN, 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.

We anticipate the need for one or more Apprentice Instrument and Control Specialist Step 1 on the day shift working Monday - Friday based out of the Sherco Generating Plant. The rate of pay for this job classification is $44.84/hour.

Bargaining and Non Bargaining employees may apply for this vacancy.

This position will be posted for 30 Days from August 22 to September 21, 2023.

1. Perform installation, maintenance, calibration, testing, troubleshooting, configuration, and repair
of Power Plant instrumentation and process control systems.
2. Perform testing required by Plant Operation, regulatory requirements; review, prepare and
submit records in support of these activities.
3. Specify and initiate purchase requisitions in support of the above.
4. Maintain accurate records pertaining to the above

Minimum Qualifications


High School diploma or equivalent is required.
Two-year certificate from vocational technical institute in electronics or instrumentation, or company approved equivalent training and/or experience.


Minimum of two years troubleshooting and repairs to the component level of electronic/industrial instrumentation desired.

Other Requirements:

Once hired, individual must demonstrate satisfactory progress in the Apprentice I & C Specialist Program, including passing two national certification tests in Industrial Instrumentation. Scheduled and emergency overtime is required. Ability to develop the skills needed to respond to back shift call-outs for unsupervised work required. (This position is nuclear sensitive and applicant may be required to pass NMC nuclear security screening requirements.)Selection criteria may include testing and assessment.

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.

BargainingThe anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $44.84 per hourThis position may also be eligible for the following benefits: Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Vacation, Holidays, Additional days off, Sick Time, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only)

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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