Xcel Energy Career Opportunities

Xcel Energy relies on its employees, including engineers, customer service representatives, linemen, energy traders, mechanics, finance and accounting professionals, etc., in order to successfully provide energy for its customers. If you are seeking employment in Xcel Energy's technical or mechanical field, it is important to note that for some positions EEI testing will be required.


EEI Testing

Xcel Energy partners with Edison Electric Institute (EEI) in order to optimize the pre-employment and job placement process. Since different positions require different skills and abilities, there are several types of EEI tests. The type of EEI test you will be required to take depends on the position to which you applied:

  • Plant operating and maintenance positions (such as reactor operator, welder, or electrician) require the MASS test or the POSS test.
  • System operating or power dispatching positions (such as transmission system operator) require the SO/PD test.
  • Skilled trades positions (such as utility worker, lineman, or meterman) require the CAST test.
  • Technical positions (such as planner) require the TECH test.

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Your score on the EEI test can greatly influence your chances at getting hired, and therefore it is important that you will be as well prepared for testing day. A thorough preparation can greatly boost your confidence, as you will be more experienced with the questions and times allotments, this is also an important factor in optimizing your hiring prospects. With JobTestPrep you can get everything you need in order to be well prepared: Start practicing today and make the job yours.


About Xcel Energy

Based in Minneapolis, MN, Xcel Energy plays a major role in the U.S. electric and natural gas industry. Operating in eight states, Xcel Energy provides a wide range of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers. Xcel Energy operates major generating facilities, which use a variation of fuel sources, such as coal, natural gas, nuclear fuel, water (hydro), oil, and refuse.

Xcel Energy employs over 11,000 people, including engineers, customer service representatives, linemen, marketing and sales professionals, energy traders, mechanics, finance and accounting professionals, and more. Hands-on experience and training is provided via entry-level positions, allowing employees to proceed to apprenticeship programs. Such programs will provide preparation for journeyman positions in Xcel Energy facilities throughout the country.

Learn more about EEI test preparation here.