Assistant Plant Operator

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

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

 

Job Summary

McMeekin Steam Operations located at 6055 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC has an opening for an Assistant Plant Operator.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • This position is responsible for assisting in the continuous operation of plant equipment by regularly monitoring, maintaining and checking plant equipment such as motors, pumps, fans, compressors, and valves.  
  • This position also assists supervisor by isolating and tagging equipment for maintenance and preparing equipment for operation.

 

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 under Minimum Requirements.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Minimum Requirements (Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications):

 

  • At least 1 year of related work experience in operating, monitoring and inspecting various mechanical equipment is required including starting, stopping, isolating, and preparing equipment for maintenance or operation, and troubleshooting complex operating systems and controls.
  • Must have a High School diploma from an accredited high school from the Department of Education or GED
  • A valid drivers’ license

 

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Must be able to evaluate operations and determine when corrective orders should be written, and capable of making decisions during emergency situations.
  • Must be able to work day or night rotating shifts, including weekends and holidays, standing for prolonged periods of time, working outside during inclement weather if necessary, and working in confined spaces.
  • Must also be in good physical condition to perform work duties safely such as heavy lifting and climbing.
  • Must be available for scheduled and unscheduled overtime. 
  • Incumbents will also be required to occasionally wear a respirator and maintain annual respirator requalification.

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.

Working Conditions

IBEW Locals 772 and 398

Test Description

This job requires recommended test results from the EEI Plant Operators Selection System (POSS) aptitude test, administered on site during the pre-employment process.  To view the practice test, cut and paste the following URL in your browser:

https://careers.dominionenergy.com/content/Pre-Employment-Testing/

 

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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.  

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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.
 
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Facts:
·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: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina