Xcel Energy Substation Foreman Job in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Location(s): ND - Fargo; ND - Grand Forks

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

We anticipate the need for one or more Substation Foreman at our Grand Forks Service Center in Grand Forks, ND. The starting rate of pay for this position is $49.60 hourly. This position will be posted for 15 Business days from to October 26, 2018 to November 15, 2018.


As a Substation Foreman, you will be required construct, maintain, and operate facilities and equipment that relates to energized and de-energized distribution and transmission station equipment. Applicant must be self motivated, work well with others, have a positive attitude and be committed to working safely. The applicant will be expected to respond to callout after normal work hours and weekends. Applicant will also be required to obtain knowledge on Company related software to complete his/her daily tasks.


  • Must be a Journeyman Lineman

  • Must have experience in Substation Operations and Maintenance

  • Must have a valid Minnesota Class "A" driver's license

  • Requires participation in emergency after hour callout

  • Demonstrates commitment to work productively and safely

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required

Steps in Xcel Energy’s hiring process

  1. All qualified candidates will be sent an online assessment via e-mail. Applicants must successfully pass in order to be further considered.

  2. Candidates who successfully pass the assessment will be contacted to come in for an information session and interview.

  3. After attending our information session/interview, our Team Leaders will collaborate to decide which candidates are best qualified and offers will be made.

  4. 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.

  5. 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: ND - Grand Forks || ND - Fargo; ND - Grand Forks || United States (US) || Utilities Group || 03296:NSPM Substation Ops & Mtce || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 16023

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com