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Pipe Layer

Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Asheville, NC, US, 28806

Company: Dominion Energy

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

This position installs natural gas pipe in ditches, manually digs around various utilities, and pressure tests steel and plastic natural gas lines. Position is responsible for participating in the repair of third-party damage to natural gas lines and various types of gas leaks, completing pipe maintenance activities, safely driving a company vehicle, setting up common Department of Transportation approved work sites and effectively flagging traffic.  Position also maintains the vehicle inventory and installs test charts. 

There are two (2) positions which will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidate’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Positions are located in Asheville, North Carolina.

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.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Trainee-Construction & Maintenance (0 - 6 months experience)
Pipe Layer VI (at least 12 months experience)
Pipe Layer V (at least 18 months experience)
Pipe Layer IV (at least 30 months experience)*
*highest level an outside applicant can be hired

The factors to be accorded weight in determining the appropriate job level for the applicant are relative knowledge, skills, abilities, efficiency, experience, education and special training with respect to the skills required for the job opening. 

•    Knowledge and skill with common hand and power tools (i.e. shovel, screwdriver, pipe wrench, drill, reciprocating saw, etc.).
•    Ability to be fit tested for self-contained breathing apparatus equipment.
•    Effective communication and interpersonal skills for positive customer and contractor interactions are critical.
•    Ability to work as a team member within a diverse team.
•    Basic computer and internet navigation skills are key.
•    Availability for natural gas emergency response during the workday, as well as in the evenings and some weekends when on-call.
•    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 DENC and candidates are required to consistently meet this requirement, including when on-call.
•    Occasional heavy lifting up to 80 lbs. independently.
•    Ability to adhere to safe working and driving procedures.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience: 
•    Good mechanical aptitude.
•    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.

Must be able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License within 6 months of employment.

Other Working Conditions

This position typically works within a crew structure.


Work is performed primarily outside in varying weather conditions (i.e. cold, heat, rain, etc.).


Position requires travel throughout the service territory with safe parking in a wide variety of situations and driving in construction zones.

Other Information

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.


Export Control

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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Nearest Major Market: Asheville

Job Segment: Bilingual