Associate/Pipeline Maintenance Operator

Dominion Energy is committed to providing reliable, affordable, and increasingly clean energy that powers our customers every day. If you want to work for a purpose-driven company that values safety and collaboration, we’re looking for you. You won’t just find a job here; you’ll find your career. Review the position below and apply today.


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 below will be considered for this opportunity. 

At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer or sponsor a work visa or employment authorization for this position.

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 


Job Summary

The Transmission Department’s primary function is to facilitate safe and reliable operation of all transmission pipeline systems, transmission stations, distribution stations, and all large customer metering systems.


This position reports to Dominion Energy North Carolina’s Asheville Operations Center in Asheville, North Carolina.


There is one position which will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidates’ education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.


The Associate/Pipeline Maintenance Operator:

•    Mows and maintains the Company’s pipeline right-of-way for transmission lines and cross-country distribution lines in order to ensure adequate access is preserved.
•    Inspects road crossings and transmission valves, performs leak surveys, and patrols the cross-country right-of-way in order to remain in compliance with federal/state laws and regulations.  
•    Responsible for maintaining station appearance and the integrity of the pipe by painting, spraying herbicide and mowing.  
•    Locates underground transmission facilities for parties encroaching upon the rights-of-way
•    Completes required documentation
•    Repairs and maintains equipment used including truck, backhoe, bush hog, dump truck, trailers, small engines on outdoor equipment (i.e. chain saws and weed trimmers), painting equipment, and air compressor
•    Inspects, operates, and maintains block valves as scheduled.  

Applicants must be willing and able to work overtime, after-hours, on-call rotations, nights and weekends as work needs dictate.  Additionally, occasional overnight travel to other Company work locations may be required and is anticipated.  Travel assignments may range from a day or two up to a few weeks.  A complete understanding of the responsibility and dedication the position requires is essential.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Associate Pipeline Maintenance Operator    0 – 2 years’ related experience
Pipeline Maintenance Operator        2 – 4 years’ related experience


•    Ability to operate heavy equipment, such as bush hog tractor, dump truck and back hoe
•    At least six months experience operating common hand and power tools including grinder, painting equipment, pipe locators, chain saws, weed trimmers, air compressor, cutting torch and various other hand tools
•    Ability to read maps, drawings and blueprints
•    Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office
•    Effective communication skills for customer and property owner interactions and a willingness to work with others in a diverse team environment
•    Ability to adhere to safe working and driving procedures
•    Occasional heavy lifting up to 80 lbs. independently 
•    Must be willing and able to meet a 45-minute emergency response time from the geographical center of the Asheville area.  Emergency response time is a critical measure for the Company and candidates are required to consistently meet this requirement, including when on-call.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience
•    Knowledge of Construction Operating and Maintenance Procedures and Department of Transportation Codes
•    Current NC pesticide license
•    Experience driving with trailers
•    Bilingual (Spanish) candidates

Education Requirements

Completion of high school or equivalent (i.e. GED) is required.


Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

•    Must have a valid driver’s license with a safe driving history

•    A valid commercial driver’s license is highly preferred.  The ability to obtain a commercial driver’s license within six (6) months of employment is required.

•    Ability to obtain and maintain a NC pesticide license

Other Working Conditions

•    Work is performed outside in varying weather conditions

•    Position may encounter agitated/upset customers and property owners

Test Description

No testing requirements

Other Information

These and other duties as assigned constitute essential functions of the job.


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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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.


Other Information

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.   To learn more about our benefits, click here

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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3. Collaborative & Inclusive Culture 

About Dominion Energy

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·Headquarters: Richmond, VA
·16 states in the US
·$100 billion of assets
·Nearly $35 million in charitable contributions
·100,000+ volunteer hours recorded in the community

Our Commitment to NetZero by 2050

We’ve cut carbon emissions from our electric generation business by approximately 46% (since 2005) and methane emissions from our natural gas business by 38% (since 2010) — and we're just getting started. By growing wind, solar, and renewable natural gas and pursuing innovative technologies, we expect to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. We’ve also committed to reducing the emissions of our suppliers and customers — so we can all move forward together.

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