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Helper - Construction & Maintenance

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

Enter the Energy industry as a Helper in our Construction & Maintenance Department. We are seeking individuals willing to perform physical work safely in an outdoor environment. In this role, you will perform a variety of skilled tasks including maintenance and construction on natural gas pipelines, meters and other equipment associated with a natural gas distribution system serving 1.2 million customers. This position will be assigned individual functions and work as part of a construction & maintenance crew under the direction of a higher classification and/or supervision. In addition, Helpers learn to operate and repair tools and equipment associated with the position, safely perform pipeline-related tasks including leak repair and leak surveys, line locating, pipeline monitoring and the accurate documentation of all pipeline work performed. The position requires driving, operating and maintaining heavy equipment and vehicles. With this position, a Helper must become competent in electronic mapping and learn all compliance required to perform the job duties.


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 0-2 years of experience
  • Must obtain a Class A commercial drivers license and all applicable endorsements/restrictions (automatic, pintle hook, air brakes) before the end of the newly hired employee's 6 month probation period; the probation period begins the first day of employment. Failure to do so will result in termination.
  • Candidates must obtain a temporary CDL license, instruction permit identification card (TIPIC), at the time of the interview
  • Must work overtime, shifts, call-outs and holidays
  • Ability to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions
  • Ability to work in excavated areas, and work with heavy equipment like backhoes, front-end loaders, jackhammers, trenchers, light equipment, tapping equipment, boring equipment, etc
  • Must be able to pass the CAST pre-employment test
  • Must pass the C&M physical test and must be physically capable of performing strenuous physical work
  • Must be able to pass required Operator Qualification (OQ) training and maintain all required Operator Qualifications (OQ) for the C&M Helper position after hire
  • Must have a mechanical aptitude to work with tools and equipment
  • Must be willing to work shifts and have a good attendance and work record
  • Must be willing to work overtime. After 12 months in the Helper Classification this includes the responsibility to be reasonably available for emergency call-outs.



  • Experience in natural gas, construction and maintenance or excavation, plumbing, performing fitter operator-type work including heat and plastic fusion
  • Experience using leak detection and line locating equipment
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Have knowledge of natural gas construction and maintenance procedures and safety regulations


Education Requirements

Required Degree (equivalency not accepted in lieu of required degree): High School Graduate; GED


Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Must obtain a Class A commercial drivers license and all applicable endorsements/restrictions (automatic, pintle hook, air brakes) before the end of the newly hired employee's 6 month probation period; the probation period begins the first day of employment.  

Working Conditions

Union - UWUA Local G555 East Ohio
Cold 26-50%
Confined spaces Up to 25%
Dust / Grease / Oil 26-50%
Heat 26-50%
Loud Noise Up to 25%
Operating Machinery 26-50%
Outdoors 76-100%
Pressurized Lines & Valves 76-100%
Travel Up to 25%
Office Work Environment Up to 25%

Other Working Conditions

Outdoor work on uneven terrain, shifts may be assigned on a rotating basis, must be available for emergencies and overtime, must be available for evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary 


Test Description

This job requires recommended test results from the EEI Construction and Skilled Trades (CAST) aptitude test, administered on site during the pre-employment process. To view the practice test, cut and paste the following URL in your browser,


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 43% (since 2005) and methane emissions from our natural gas business by 32% (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: Cleveland

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