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Amarillo, Texas
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Operations - Plant Operations
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Production Specialist I Job

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



Entry level position designed to utilize technical expertise in a particular area of specialty in support of operations and maintenance across the Xcel fleet. These specialty areas may be, but not limited to, Controls, Electrical, Turbine-Generator/Rotating Equipment, Boilers, Plant Performance, Metallurgy, or Reliability. Position requires extensive interfacing with many departments and plants. Responsibilities are generally 50% in technical support, 30% in outage support, and 20% in maintaining fleet-wide programs and processes. Position would focus primarily in the Energy Supply facilities. Extensive travel may be required within the assigned region of responsibility.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance and supervision of the department manager, coordinate and evaluate station maintenance programs on a daily basis to increase facility reliability.
  • Provide technical/maintenance direction and alternatives for control systems and major equipment problems to appropriate crews.
  • Provide major facility maintenance project supervision for scheduled and unscheduled outages.
  • Write specifications and purchase requisitions for services and/or items to support departmental needs.
  • Coordinate Energy Supply's RCOM program and monitor facility efforts to increase reliability.
  • Develop, improve, and implement computerized scheduling techniques for major component outage processes.
  • Perform equipment analysis and inspection to accurately make recommendations for corrective action when necessary.
  • Act as liaison between contactors/service providers and the Company. Interface with the State Inspector and authorized insurance agent, and other regulatory agencies. Write specifications and purchase requisitions to support Production Resources activities.

Minimum Requirements

  • College level coursework and/or work experience demonstrating knowledge of standard engineering principles, practices and techniques.
  • Experience in power generation or similar industrial experience is desirable.
  • Must be able to travel extensively and work non-typical schedules.


Preferred Requirements

  • Completion of a ASNT Level II certification in penetrant testing (PT), Mag Particle Testing (MT), and Ultrasonic Testing (UT).
  • 2+ years of Power Plant or Commercial experience with ability to perform base material and weld metal quality inspections.







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:  TX - Amarillo || TX - Amarillo; TX - Lubbock || United States (US) || Operations || 31232:Reliability Sv & Ovrhl Mgmt-TX || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 17091

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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