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Rifle, Colorado
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High Pressure Gas Field Operator (Roustabout Thereafter) Job

Location(s): CO - Rifle


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 are looking for a hard-working Roustabouts to join the Xcel Energy team in Rifle, Colorado! This position will assist Field Operators and Working Foreman in the overall operation and maintenance of Natural Gas gathering systems, compressor stations, storage facilities, transmission facilities and metering facilities. This position will have the opportunity to advance into journeyman and operator positions.  Must be willing to live within 30 minutes and 30 miles of the Rifle Service Center.



•Maintain typical pipeline equipment, and  basic measurement equipment, valves, etc

•Must be able to work with and interact with others in field operations group as well as Gas Control, Safety, and Engineering Departments

•Operation & maintenance of LNG & natural gas pipeline and station facilities

•Self-motivated, and ability to work alone

•Accountable for personal safety, the safety of co-workers and promoting a safe work environment, must be able to wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


Minimum Requirements

•High School education

•Class A CDL Drivers License with hazmat indorsement required or ability to obtain within 6 months


Preferred Requirements

•Experience in the Natural Gas industry.

•Experience maintaining and operating natural gas compressors.

•Strong mechanical ability

•Knowledge in preventative maintenance and repair of gas engines, electric motors and compressors

•Knowledge in maintenance and repair of production equipment including various types of pumps, valves, regulators, dump valves, mechanical seals and dryers

•SAP and Microsoft Office knowledge

•Knowledge of CFR 49 part 192

•Knowledge of locates, and locating equipment





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:  CO - Rifle || CO - Rifle || United States (US) || Operations || 63520:Gas Ops HP Mountain PSCO || Full-Time || Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 16805

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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