Minneapolis, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis


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 Electric Meter Shop Assistant(s) in the Electric Meter Shop at the Chestnut Service Center in Minneapolis, MN. The current rate of pay for this position is $23.82 hourly.


Job Responsibilities

1. Performs general housekeeping functions.

2. Operates fork lift in loading/unloading equipment shipments and in moving inventory/stock.

3. Fills, cleans, packages, ships, and receives meter orders from other areas.

4. Delivers/picks up materials as required.

5. Completes receipt, shipment, and ordering documentation as required.

6. Works with other shop and field personnel in prioritizing and completion of work and maintenance of appropriate records and paperwork.

7. Accepts additional training required by the company to keep abreast of metering technology and automation techniques.


Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must have a working knowledge of hand tools and small hand-held power tools.
  • Must have a high mechanical aptitude.
  • Must be able to lift fifty (50) pounds safely.


Preferred Requirements:

  • Basic AC/DC knowledge 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:  MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Operations || 09211:Elect Meter Shop MN || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $23.82 per hour

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Requisition Number: 30622

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Built to Last

We deliver energy; we deliver on our commitments

We are a major U.S. electric and natural gas company with annual revenues of $10.3 billion. Based in Minneapolis, Minn., we operate in eight states. We provide a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers. 

We have a straightforward strategy we call Building the Core. We invest in our core businesses to provide safe, reliable energy to customers at a reasonable price. We demonstrate our commitment to the environment. And we serve our communities.

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