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Cable Splicer/Cableman - Underground - Denver, CO Job

Xcel Energy

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: September 8, 2022
Reference Code: 49364-en_US
Location(s): CO - Denver

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

We anticipate the need for one or more Vaultman Cableman. The starting rate pay for this position is $52.39 hourly.

*This is concurrent with DOL Cable Mechanic Classification.

This position will be responsible for construction, maintenance, and emergency repairs of underground distribution systems and will perform underground construction and maintenance work on company assests, maintain vaults, pulling cable and splicing conductors as needed.

Candidate must be self-motivated, work well with others, possess a positive attitude, and have a commitment to work safely, provide consistent quality customer service, create customer satisfaction and work productively.

Additional duties of the Vaultman Cableman include but are not limited to (duties and responsibilities will be commensurate with level hired into):
  • Perform all associated tasks with the construction and maintenance of all underground facilities.
  • Troubleshoot and repair all underground network circuits and equipment. May be assigned to work with other Journeymen or lower classifications without the direct supervision of a higher-level classification.
  • Safely perform all network underground switching.
  • May be required to work in inclement weather for extended hours and may be required to travel throughout the system in cases of emergencies and storms to restore the system.
  • Will be responsible for all assigned work being done in accordance with all company design standards and work methods.
  • Will be required to prepare all job associated paperwork.

Qualified applicants will have a high school diploma or GED and meet the following criteria:
  • Must meet Driver Qualification requirements including the possession of a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A.
  • Must have a Minimum of 4 years verifiable work experience as a certified cable splicer mechanic or completed approved 4 year apprenticeship.
  • Must be available for emergency call-outs for overtime assignments as well as on-call assignments.
  • Must have effective communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to successfully work with customers on a wide range of concerns.
  • Must be self-motivated and possess a positive attitude.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work safely.
  • Must be physically capable of safely lifting and carrying construction equipment.
  • Must have a well-rounded knowledge of network primary feeder circuits, transformer loading,connections, network protector operations and fusing practices.
  • Must be proficient in splicing and terminating all types of underground cable to include PILC.
  • Must be experienced in operation of Line Construction and Maintenance vehicles including, but not limited to, fork lifts, digger-derricks, platform digger units, wire and rope tensioning units, and other similar equipment.
  • Must be familiar with use of rubber gloves, sleeves, line hose, switching procedures, as well as in the use of PPE in accordance with Company and OSHA requirements.

For External and Non-Xcel Energy Journeyman candidates, verification of Cable Mechanic qualifications and knowledge will include written testing and/or practical skills evaluation during the applicaiton process.

**NOTE: This position requires an assessments prior to being considered for an interview so please read the following instructions carefully:
Assessment Information
Step 1 Application and Online Assessment:
1. Create a profile by applying for a position
2. Apply to the job posting
Step 2 Selection Process:
4. Please allow a couple of weeks for assessment results and applications to be reviewed. You will be notified if you are selected for an interview.
5. If you are not selected for an interview, you will receive notice that the hiring leader has chosen to go with another candidate.
6. If you do not successfully complete the assessment, you are eligible to re-take it after 6 months.
Step 3 Vaultman CablemanTest:
7. If selected for the next step you will be required to pass the Xcel Energy Journeyman Vaultman Cableman test.
8. This will be conducted on site

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: CO - Denver || CO - Denver || United States (US) || Operations || 62420:Elec Ops UG LDC PSC || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $52.39 per hour

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits: Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Vacation, Holidays, Personal Leave, Sick Time, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only)

Requisition Number: 49364
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.