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Fleet Mechanic Job

Location(s): MN - Newport


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 Fleet Mechanics to be located at the Newport Service Center in Newport, MN..



Inspect, service, repair and maintain vehicles, trailers, aerial devices and power-operated equipment.  Work may be performed primarily in company service garages as well as occasional job site field work.  Individual(s) selected must be able to work in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision.  Individual must be highly motivated, customer service driven, detail oriented and quality focused. Position will involve frequent lifting in excess of 50 pounds, as well as prolonged standing.   The ability to inspect, service and diagnose as well as properly make minor and major repairs to electrical, hydraulic, air conditioning, gasoline and diesel systems are key success factors for this position.  This position will work a Monday through Friday schedule, 8 hours per day, 15:30 till 2400.


Required Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or GED.
  2. An accredited journeyman with a minimum of five years verifiable experience in the automotive/truck field is required.
  3. A two year technical, vocational or trade school diploma or degree in automotive, truck, and/or heavy equipment service repair and maintenance is desired.
  4. Must either currently possess or be able to obtain a Minnesota Annual Vehicle Inspectors certification. 
  5. Must meet driver qualification requirements as specified in FMCSR Parts 382 and 391 including the possession of a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A, as well as Drug/Alcohol testing as required by the DOT.
  6. Applicant must have the ability to read and understand the English language, perform basic mathematics and possess basic computer skills.
  7. Furnish own tools, standard and metric in accordance with the Dept tool list.
  8. A high awareness of safety and compliance with company safety rules is required at all times

Special Requirements:

  1. Frequent lifting in excess of 50 pounds, as well as prolonged standing or driving.
  2. Fluid Power Society and/or ASE certifications desired.
  3. Must be highly organized and detail-oriented, with excellent written and verbal communications.
  4. Provide consistent quality customer satisfaction.
  5. Must maintain a high level and awareness of safety, with a demonstrated commitment to working safely and effectively.





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 - Newport || MN - Newport || United States (US) || Operations || 2624W:West MN Fleet || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 8242

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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