Dominion Energy is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 25,700 megawatts of generation, 14,400 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion Energy operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers.
Our company is built on a proud legacy of public service, innovation and community involvement. In addition to our core energy production, transportation and storage businesses, we invest in communities where we live and work and by practicing responsible environmental stewardship wherever we operate.
Diversity is linked to every aspect of our business to include how we attract, develop and retain our future talent. An inclusive environment encourages the coming together of different talents, thoughts and energies. The company's commitment to employing military veterans through the Troops to Energy Jobs program is one way we are able to ensure workforce diversity.
The successful candidate will be exposed to the many facets of construction, operation and maintenance of the Electrical Distribution System. If you enjoy the variety of challenging work outside of an office and want to develop communication, technical and mechanical abilities, the Groundman position may be an excellent starting point for a career with Dominion. More specifically, the successful candidate will develop skills to prepare themselves for potential advancement in Line-work, Substation, Design or Dispatch areas. As a Groundman, the majority of the work is performed outdoors in all types of weather conditions and is considered "heavy labor". Specific Groundman functions include but are not limited to the following activities:
Providing tools, materials and supplies to journeyman linemen
Ensuring safety rules and regulations are observed on the worksite
Driving trucks and ensuring they are properly stocked and maintained
Preparing the equipment and worksite for effective completion of assignments
Operating various types of equipment used in the construction process (diggers, aerial devices, etc.)
The selected candidate must be 18 years of age at the time of application, must obtain a Class A CDL learner's permit within 1 month of employment and a CDL prior to 6 months of employment.
Due to weight limits on equipment, weight restriction of 290 pounds applies.
Starting pay rate is $19.06 an hour advancing to $24.02 an hour after one year.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience
Ability to lift up to 75 pounds on a regular basis
Ability to carry up to 60 pounds
Ability to work on ladders and hydraulic lifts
Ability to be on call and quickly respond for electrical restorations
Ability to learn how to operate construction equipment and use hand tools
Computer application aptitude
Ability to work within a physically demanding work environment
A strong driving record which will allow the candidate to obtain a commercial driver's license by the end of the fifth month of employment
Preferred Qualifications include:
Previous experience in working with mechanical or electrical concepts and applications
Background in the military is a plus
Background in construction or related work environments
Background in working outdoors
Related Military Occupations:
5635, Electrical Component Maintenance Technician 4626, FFG-7 Class Auxiliaries Electrical System Technician
GED or HS diploma required
Technical/Associates degrees are prefered
Demonstrated related experience may be substituted for formal degrees or certificates
Confined Spaces 51-75%
Dust / Grease / Oil 51-75%
Energized Wires 51-75%
Loud Noise 51-75%
Operating Machinery 76-100%
This job requires recommended test results from the EEI Construction and Skilled Trades (CAST) aptitude test, administered on site during the pre-employment process. To view the practice test, cut and paste the following URL in your browser, https://careers.dominionenergy.com/content/Pre-Employment-Testing/
Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law. Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.
We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.
Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.
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Nearest Major Market: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia
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