Xcel Energy Services, Inc. System Protection Technician Specialist Job in Golden, Colorado

Location(s): CO - GoldenAre you fit and ready to work hard at a challenging but rewarding job thatdoesn t require you to sit behind a desk all day? Do you want to build along-term career in a stable industry at a company that s committed totreating you with respect, training you well and ensuring your safety? Afield or skilled labor job at Xcel Energy could be the opportunity you relooki***NOTE: This position requires an assessment prior to interviewconsideration. We ask you to please carefully read the instructions belowWe anticipate the need for one or more (s) at ourTable Mountain ServiceCenterin Golden, Colorado. The starting rate of pay for this position is$44.39 hourly.This challenging and rewarding position is responsible for the following:Ensure the proper, safe, reliable, and cost efficient operation andprotection of electric system power production and /or delivery.This is accomplished through operational testing, maintenance,programming, calibration, commissioning, and functional analysis andevaluation activities on system protective relaying and system powercontrol/monitoring equipment and devices.Communicates effectively and in a timely manner with customers concerningassigned tasks coordination and schedules.Establishes and maintains customer rapport and strong working relationships.Ensures that assigned tasks are completed in an effective, efficientmanner, meeting schedule deadlines.Customers include internal and external personnel, departments,organizations, and companies.Analyzes and solves problems utilizing sound decisions based on wisdom,judgment, and due diligence.Works cohesively with and in partnership with other department and assignedfunctional area personnel to meet department and assigned functional area'sgoals and objectives.Continuously gains understanding and knowledge, and stays abreast of newtechnologies being utilized and of customer needs and expectations.This position will be assigned tasks involving protective relaying and areametering and telemetry equipment in an electric distribution and transmissionsubstation environment. Tasks will entail commission installation andtesting, maintenance testing, investigation and analysis, troubleshooting, and repair of substation protective relaying and area metering andtelemetry equipment.In this position, you will need to be self-motivated, work well on a teamand have a positive attitude. You may work in a variety of weatherconditions, at heights and within confined spaces. You will be expected torespond to after hours and weekend call-out and to travel extensively forextended periods of time.RequiredSuccessful applicants will have a High school diploma or GED and meet thefollowing criteria:Associates Degree or other Certification in Electronics Technology, AppliedElectronic Engineering, or Associate in Electrical Engineering or acombination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.Minimum of 5 years experience in the operation, maintenance, and testingof System protective and/or System power control equipment.Individuals must have a thorough working knowledge and understanding ofcomputer usage, operating system software, and test, protective relayingand power control/monitoring equipment software application.Requires individual to be available for after hours scheduled and unscheduledwork, emergency response, and callouts.Requires out-of-town travel with a company vehicle and stays overnight forcompletion of assignments, emergency responses, and callouts.Required to travel in adverse weather conditions to assignment destinations.Position is required to be able to lift, move, and carry equipmentweighing up to 70 lbs.Adhere to, practice, and follow the corporate policies and procedures. Selection criteria may include testing and/or assessment._______________________________________________________________________________________________Steps in Xcel Energy's hiring processAll qualified candidates will be sent an online assessment via