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Chemist II/III (Chesterfield Power Station)

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!


To learn more about Dominion Energy’s workplace culture, sustainability efforts, and commitment to DE&I, please see our Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Report and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Report.



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




Job Summary

•    Collects environmental samples and conducts various inspections (oil, storm water, waste,  etc.), recording and analyzing data and reporting on findings
•    Provides technical and analytical support, to power station or company personnel, for water, fuel, chemical and environmental samples.
•    Evaluates new methods, techniques, and instrumentation in the laboratory.
•    Reviews and interprets chemistry data and instrumentation results.
•    Analyzes samples, monitors chemical quality of operating systems and cycles, fuel, wastes, etc.,
•    Prepares and submits recommendations to management for review and consideration.
•    Provides analysis, reviews, sampling, and/or trending of data on environmental and operational conditions.
•    Develops programs to evaluate station or company chemistry, identify problems, and meet regulatory requirements.
•    Performs maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting for advanced analytical instrumentation and lab equipment. 
•    Works closely with crafts to repair and troubleshoot water treatment equipment. .
•    Provides training and technical information to lower level staff.
•    Orders supplies and equipment for laboratory and bulk chemicals for the operation of the station.
•    Maintains chemistry databases and information.
•    Coordinates lab quality control program and regulatory inspections.
•    May prepare daily reports to management, including graphs of daily chemistry performance.
•    Performs other chemistry and environmental compliance duties as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

The knowledge, skills, abilities and experience required for entry into this job include the following:

Chemist II: 3+ years of related chemistry experience.
Chemist III: 5+ years of related chemistry experience.  

•    Chemistry experience in a like or industrial environment are preferred
•    Valid driver's license is required
•    In-depth knowledge of analytical chemistry, laboratory concepts, and laboratory techniques
•    Full knowledge of environmental regulations
•    In-depth knowledge of computer applications
•    Basic knowledge of company operations
•    Analytical and deductive reasoning skills
•    Laboratory skills
•    Communication skills
•    Reporting and technical writing skills
•    Instrumentation skills
•    Mathematical skills
•    Data trending skills
•    Ability to troubleshoot and solve equipment or process problems
•    Ability to conduct site inspections or walk downs
•    Ability to lead teams


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

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 E5-E9, W1-CW5, or O3-O6 plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined (above / below).

Education Requirements

Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education:


Preferred Discipline(s):  Chemistry

Other disciplines may be substituted for the preferred discipline(s) listed above.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Incumbents assigned to a Nuclear Facility must meet applicable location specific minimum education, experience and training requirements specified by American National Standard Industrial (ANSI) for the qualification and training of nuclear power plant personnel.

Working Conditions

Dust / Grease / Oil 76-100%
Fumes 76-100%
Loud Noise 76-100%
Office Work Environment 76 -100%
Operating Machinery 76-100%
Travel Up to 25%
Energized Wires 76-100%

Other Working Conditions

Exposure to hazardous materials and chemicals.  Standing for prolonged periods of time.

Test Description

No Testing Required


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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Top 3 Reasons to Work at Dominion Energy

There are many reasons to work at Dominion Energy, but below are the top three employees have shared with us. Click on each of the links to learn more!

1. Safety Centric Work Environment
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!

·17,000 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

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.

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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