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Xcel Energy Meter Reader Job in Minnesota

Location(s): MN - St Paul

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 Meter Reader (s) to join our team at our Rice Street Service Center in St. Paul, MN. This position will be posted for 10 Working days from October 11, 2021 to October 22, 2021.


Accurately read and/or probe electric and/or gas meters and enter readings into a handheld processor for commercial and residential accounts. Identify and report possible meter tampering, unsafe conditions, meters that are malfunctioning or damaged, and perform other duties as assigned. Hours worked will be during the normal business day and occasionally on Saturday as needed. A high awareness of safety and compliance with company safety rules is required at all times.


  • High school graduate or equivalent is required

  • Electric and/or gas training or similar work experience is desired

  • Must have a valid drivers license

  • Must be able to walk for extended periods of time through various terrain and withstand all types of weather conditions

  • Must be able to read and follow maps

  • Knowledge of road/street locations of service area is desired

  • Must be customer focused and have good communications skills

  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision

  • Drug/Alcohol testing as required by the Department of Transportation regulations

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: MN - St Paul || MN - St Paul || United States (US) || Customer And Innovation || 26040:Mtr Rdg MW-MN || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $24.43 per hour

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Requisition Number: 37328

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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