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Dominion Energy Maintenance Operator Trainee - Mechanical - New Canton, VA in New Canton, Virginia


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Dominion Energy

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Operations_ Specialist

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ATTENTION MILITARY AFFILIATED JOB SEEKERS - Our organization works with partner companies to source qualified talent for their open roles. The following position is available to Veterans, Transitioning Military, National Guard and Reserve Members, Military Spouses, Wounded Warriors, and their Caregivers . If you have the required skill set, education requirements, and experience, please click the submit button and follow the next steps. Unless specifically stated otherwise, this role is "On-Site" at the location detailed in the job post.

At Dominion Energy we love our jobs. That’s right. Love. Every day we go to work filled with passion to be excellent, to creatively problem solve and to innovate. These are exciting days for energy companies, and Dominion Energy aims to shape the future of energy in America. We are looking at all of our work with fresh eyes, retooling everything we do, in every part of the company, to operate more sustainably and to deliver energy more reliably than ever. We are looking for interesting, independent thinkers and doers who can help shape the culture of a forward-looking company that’s proud of its rich legacy. Are you a change agent? Do you think differently? Do you want to fall in love with your job? If you answered “yes,” then read on!

At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.

This position does not offer relocation assistance.

Job Summary

Dominion Generation is seeking qualified applicants for Maintenance Operator Trainee positions at Bear Garden Power Station.

As a Maintenance Operator Trainee, you will be required to operate and maintain power station equipment. This includes:

  • Inspecting, operating and monitoring equipment used in the production of electricity

  • Performing daily routine operations

  • Isolating/tagging equipment for maintenance

  • Valve operations

  • Making entries into computer-based logbooks

  • Performing maintenance on major industrial equipment such as pumps, turbines, and power station mechanical equipment

  • Performing maintenance on batteries, motors, switchgear, motor operated valves, and other power station electrical equipment

The starting pay rate is $23.95 per hour and increases through each step in the 56-month development program.

*Maintenance Operator Trainees work 12-hour rotating shifts.

Position Title:

Maintenance Operator Trainee - Mechanical - New Canton, VA

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Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Minimum Requirements (Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications):

  • A high school diploma or GED

  • Valid state driver's license

  • Ability to work around dust, grease, dirt, be exposed to weather conditions, loud noise, and machinery.

  • Ability to work 12 hour rotating shift work that can include days, nights, and weekend.

Strongly Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Journeyman craftsman experience and/or candidates who have power plant/power generation operational or maintenance experience.

  • United States active military and military veterans who have relevant technical experience; Military service members and veterans with ranks from E3-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O3, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined (above/below)

  • A minimum of three (3) years experience in operating and maintaining major industrial equipment such as pumps, motors, valves, turbines and electrical switchgear in an industrial environment (e.g. shipyard, military, manufacturing, or power station), or industrial machine shop experience (i.e. with CNC and lathe).

Education Requirements

Education Level: Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education: High school diploma or GED

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Cold 51-75%

Confined Spaces 26-50%

Dust / Grease / Oil 51-75%

Fumes 51-75%

Heat 51-75%

Loud Noise 51-75%

Office Work Environment Up to 25%

Operating Machinery 51-75%

Outdoors 76-100%

Travel Up to 25%

Union - IBEW Local 50 VA/NC/WVA

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

This job requires recommended test results from the EEI Plant Operators Selection System (POSS) aptitude test, administered on site during the pre-employment process. To view the practice test, cut and paste the following URL in your browser,


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