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Apprentice Electrician-La Crosse Job

Xcel Energy

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: December 22, 2022
Reference Code: 53251-en_US

Job Grade: G76
Hierarchy: No - We can only hire at the posted level
Union Position: Bargaining

We anticipate the need for one or moreApprentice Substation Electrician(s) at our La Crosse Service Center in La Crosse, WI . The pay rate at a Journeyman level is $52.33 hourly, and depending on the level of our top candidate, an apprentice will be brought in at the following percentage of Journeyman pay.This position will be posted for 15Workingdays from December 22nd, 2022 - January 11th, 2023.

Minimum apprentice pay levels as a percentage of base Journeyman Substation Electrician pay:
1st Step: 60%
2nd Step: 65%
3rd Step: 70%
4th Step: 75%
5th Step: 80%
6th Step: 85%
7th Step: 90%
8th Step: 95%

In this position you will be required to successfully participate in and learn through a structured apprentice training program. Upon completion you shall perform at the level of a Journeyman Electrician with knowledge and ability to perform all aspects of Substation construction, operations and maintenance. To be successful in this position, you must be self-motivated, work well with others, and have a positive attitude.



  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Commitment to successful participation and advancement in apprenticeship program
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships in a team-oriented environment


  • Must have basic computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
  • Must reside within 20-mile radius of assigned service center within the first 6 months of hire
  • Will be required to respond to after hour and weekend call out and be willing to travel extensively for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces
  • Must be able to lift and maneuver up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able and willing to climb and work at heights
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to use an assortment of hand tools and electrical diagnostic equipment
  • Must be committed to working safely and compliance with all company safety rules
  • Must meet driver qualification requirements as specified in FMCSR parts 382 and 391 and obtain a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A within the first 6 months of hire
  • This position is subject to D.O.T. random drug and alcohol testing program



  • Additional education, such as a technical vocational or Associate's degree, in electrical construction and maintenance, electronics, or other related field.
  • Mechanical, electrical, electronics, and/or power distribution work experience.


Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.

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: WI - La Crosse || WI - La Crosse || United States (US) || Operations || 642GO:NSPW Substation Ops & Mtce || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $31.40 per hour

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits: Pension, 401(k) plan

Requisition Number: 53251
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com


About this Employer

As a leading electric and natural gas energy company, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers across our eight states: Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

Our workforce of more than 12,000 is rising to the challenge of a dynamic, constantly-changing utility industry. One that requires us to be even more customer focused, forward thinking and productive while remaining committed to meeting our customers’ fundamental need for safe, reliable, affordable energy.

With nearly 50% of our workforce eligible to retire in the next five years, there’s never been a better time to come on board. Do you have a passion for renewable energy, like wind or solar? Or care about giving back to the community? You’ll be in a position to directly impact our energy future.

At Xcel Energy, you’ll be challenged, respected and rewarded. You’ll find an ethical team committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship. A dynamic company where you’ll have meaningful work that makes a difference.