Outage Information > Prairie Island
BHI Energy-Power Services and Xcel Energy would like to express our thanks for your choice in coming to help us in our upcoming outage.
BHI Energy is extremely proud of the long standing relationship we have here at Prairie Island. We take pride in the way our team members are part of the day to day operation of the plant. Each of us look forward to meeting new friends, working with the regulars and starting on the journey to make 1R-32 the most successful outage to date.
Prairie Island Aerial Map
The outage is scheduled to start on September 18, 2020, with a ~25 day duration.
Tricia the recruiter handling Prairie Island.
She can be reached at: 800-225-0385 x1268
Please review the following information and if you have any questions or concerns, or run into any problems prior to reporting, do not hesitate to contact the BHI Energy home office.
Site Coordinator: Richard Kelly
All in-processing personnel will be reporting promptly at 0630 on your scheduled report date, to the Prairie Island Training Center.(Please see pictures in the photo section - Training Center 1 & 2)
PLEASE, park at the ball field parking lot on the right hand side of the road and take the paved sidewalk up to the PITC. Report directly to The 'Start' Trailer for in-processing.
Please adhere to the personnel dress policy, which requires us to wear full-length pants, sleeved shirts with no offensive langusge or symbols. No open toed shoes.
Smoking is only permitted in designated outside areas.
In-processing & Training are 8.5 hour days.
Please bring your lunch while going through in-processing & training. There is only a 30 minute lunch break and nothing is close or quick enough.
Xcel Energy performs their own electronic personal history questionnaires (ePHQ) and complete background investigations. You will be contacted via e-mail ~7 days prior to your report date and will be provided a link to complete your ePHQ on-line (please check your spam/junk folder). Individuals must return completed ePHQs at least five (5) business days prior to your scheduled in-processing date. Individuals not returning completed ePHQs prior to these deadlines will not be allowed to process and will require re-scheduling. Also, please be prepared when you arrive to supply the following information if requested.
- You must bring two forms of ID, at least one of which must be a picture ID, (i.e. valid driver’s license, passport, state photo ID card) and your social security card. Make sure the ID's you bring are current and NOT EXPIRED.
- You will be required to provide 3 references, with their physical address (not mailing address) and phone number.
- A copy of DD214 if 5 years or less in the military.
- 3 years or last access work history with phone numbers and complete addresses.
- 7 year residence history with addresses.
Safety shoes (steel or composite toe) are required. NO tennis shoes allowed.
- Felony, misdemeanor, traffic or military criminal history since 18th birthday.
Standard safety glasses and BHI Energy hard hats are required inside the plant and will be provided.
Junior Technician FUN 1 Cert - Passing grades - 80%
Senior Technician FUN 2 Cert - Passing grades - 80%
Take the time to check your vehicle for prohibited items before coming on site. This includes but is not limited to full/empty beer and liquor containers, firearms. If in doubt, don’t bring it on site.
Weapons of any kind are not allowed on site property (including parking areas) and will be confiscated.
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