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Xcel Energy Power Plant Chemist (Chemist, System Chemist, Sr. System Chemist) Job in Hayden, Colorado

Location(s): CO - Hayden

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education 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 professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

Xcel Energy is seeking an experienced Chemist to support operations at Pawnee Power Plant in Hayden, Colorado. Please note, this position requires being on-site and cannot be performed 100% remote.

Please note: this position can be filled at the Chemist, System Chemist, or Senior System Chemist level; requirements for each position are detailed below.

Summary

Position supports laboratory, plant and field chemistry operations in all aspects of chemical, biological, and physical analysis and testing. Expertise is required in one of the five following systems; environmental, general water treatment, lubricants, fuel chemistry, and general analytical instrumentation. Position will work with Xcel facilities and/or customers on a limited basis to enhance availability, reliability, and help ensure low operating costs.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development and implementation of chemical treatment and/or analytical programs and related procedures, including chemical cleanings. Performs analysis, reviews and reports data. Maintains and troubleshoots instrumentation.

  • Trains plant and/or analytical personnel. May include external training and presentations.

  • Review process parameters for compliance with control limits. Correct out of control parameters. Generate statistical control charts.

  • Participate in the development of new technologies and assist in the writing of procedures utilizing appropriate improvements.

  • Interface on a limited basis with environmental services and governmental agencies to ensure compliance with regulations.

  • Consult with internal and external customers on a limited basis to ensure compliance and optimize processes through inspections and data analysis.

Minimum Requirements - Chemist

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related science

  • 5 years related experience in power plant, electric utility or laboratory settings

Minimum Requirements - System Chemist

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related science and 10 years related experience in power plant, electric utility or laboratory settings.

  • Ability to obtain state certifications as applicable by the jurisdiction.

Minimum Requirements - Senior System Chemist

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related science and 15 years related experience in power plant, electric utility, laboratory issues and environmental compliance.

  • Ability to obtain state certifications as applicable by the jurisdiction.

Preferred

  • Proficiency with SAP

  • Water treatment experience

Posted Annual Salary ranges:

Chemist: $54,800 - $77,800; System Chemist: $62,700 - $89,032; Sr. System Chemist $72,100 - $102,432 per year


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 - Hayden || CO - Hayden || United States (US) || Generation || 0477H:Environmental & Chemistry || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: Chemist: $54,800 - $77,800; System Chemist: $62,700 - $89,032; Sr. System Chemist $72,100 - $102,432

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Requisition Number: 30789

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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

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