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Xcel Energy Plant Electrician Specialist - Denver, CO Job in Denver, Colorado

Location(s): CO - Denver

Do you want to have an essential role supporting the energy infrastructure that provides power to millions of homes and businesses? Do you want to work for a company that is committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship? Consider a job at one of Xcel Energy’s power plants, and help us keep the lights on.

Xcel Energy is looking for talented and experienced Plant Electrician Specialist to join the Xcel Energy team in Denver, Colorado! Denver has opportunities in a rewarding field, with great benefits. This is a union position. In this position you will read prints, work with high voltage switching 150KV or higher, DCS experience, excitation systems, motor control systems, level control systems, trouble shooting of AC and DC circuits of various voltages. Protective relaying experience and familiarity with NERC/FERC requirements is helpful.


Perform installation, maintenance and troubleshooting on all plant electrical systems. This includes power boilers, turbines, generators, transformers, breakers, motors, battery systems, uninterruptible power supplies, variable speed drives, distributive process control systems, programmable logic controllers, relay logic, motor operated valves, damper drives, lighting, heat tracing, telephones, intercoms and various field devices. Motor and breaker equipment up to 7200 volts and substation transformers and breakers with voltages up to 230 KV. Primary duties center around troubleshooting and maintaining existing operational systems. Prior experience in a electric power plant and/or substation equipment/voltages is preferred.


  • The successful candidate will have completed a 4-year electrical apprenticeship in power generation plants, substations or other industrial setting and is able to demonstrate general electrical knowledge through testing

  • The applicant must be able to work from ladders, bucket trucks, elevated cat walks, as well as working in dusty atmospheres, cold/hot conditions, confined spaces, work on stack lighting at an elevation of 500 foot, use safety personal protective equipment and be able to lift at least 50 lbs occasionally

The successful candidate will be required to respond to after-hours call outs, work extended hours and will provide a phone number for after-hours contact

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 - Denver || CO - Denver || United States (US) || Public Service Company || 32400:Cherokee Maintenance || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 22869

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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