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Gas Operations Technician I

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

The Gas Operations Technician I position is an entry level position responsible for working with the Gas Operations III level position on the operation, maintenance, and construction of Dominion Energy South Carolina’s natural gas system. Duties include: responding to pipeline damages, repairs and replacements to below-ground gas pipelines and fittings, working in conditions where natural gas is present, responding to customer calls/concerns, completing customer meter orders (blocking, unblocking, pulling meters for testing, painting meters, conducting zero use and high bill complaint investigations), performing above ground leak repairs, performing underground line locating, conducting leak survey and atmospheric corrosion surveys, performing valve maintenance work, and conducting odorant checks.

 

In addition, Gas Operations Technician I will go through the Gas Apprentice Training Program, a four-year program involving training courses and Operational Qualifications (OQ) which includes electronic testing and hands-on testing. Continuous advancement and OQ in the training program are required. The successful candidate should be driven towards graduating the program and the Technician career.

 

The company is actively seeking United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualifications outlined below.

• 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.

 

This position will work out of the Abbeville District Office, Abbeville, SC.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 2+ years’ work experience, or 
  • Military Service Members/Veterans ranks with ranks from E3-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O3 and 2+ years’ work experience
  • Must be routinely available for call out or emergency situations and be able to work overtime.
  • Must live within 25 miles from assigned work location.
  • Must have the ability to read and apply applicable procedures, document compliance activities, and wear self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) in hazardous environments.
  • Must be able to work in trenches and excavations with mud and water, cutting or joining pipe both inside and outside, using a jackhammer and other heavy equipment to excavate sites for street construction, continuous standing, sitting, or walking, climbing ladders, crawling under houses and in attics, working outdoors in various weather conditions, and/or driving 6 to 8 hours daily.
  • Must be able to lift up to 24 pounds repeatedly throughout the day and occasionally lifts up to 100 pounds.

Ability to work well with diverse teams and customers, good communication skills, time management & organizational skills, problem-solving skills, ability to adapt to quickly changing demands, schedules, and priorities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and knowledge with natural gas pipeline construction, operations, maintenance, repairs, or hot tapping & stopping operations.
  • Experience working in underground utility construction or maintenance
  • Experience with underground line locating
  • Commercial Driver's License (Class A) obtained

 

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.

Must be able to obtain Commercial Driver's license (Class A)  within six months of start date.

Working Conditions

Outdoors 76-100%
Heat 76-100%
Cold 76-100%
Loud Noise 76-100%
Pressurized Lines & Valves 76-100%
Operating Machinery 76-100%
Travel 26-50%

Other Working Conditions

Requires working in outdoor environments on and around construction sites as well as indoors. Some travel may be required, both regionally but may also include travel to other business units outside of the region. May be called upon to support emergency response and to be on call to provide support to local operations or the Gas Business Unit.

Physical attributes required to perform essential functions of the job: walking, climbing, stooping, bending, lifting, and prolonged standing.

Test Description

No Testing Required

 

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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 dombenefits.com.

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.  

You can experience the excitement of our company – it's the difference between taking a job and starting a career.

Top 3 Reasons to Work at Dominion Energy

1. Great Work Life Balance
2. Generous Pay and Benefits
3. Collaborative & Inclusive Culture

About Dominion Energy

I am your warm cup of coffee in the morning and I light your home at night. I am the cool breeze from your A/C on the hottest day in summer, and the red coil that heats your soup pot on a frigid winter’s day. I am sustainable, reliable and affordable.
 
I am not just any energy… I am Dominion Energy.
 
We're transforming the way we do business to build a more sustainable future for the planet, our customers, our team and our industry.  We're shaping the future of energy in America.
 
Join us!
 

Facts:
·21,000 employees
·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


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