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Instrument Technician III

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.


Job Summary

Dominion Energy seeks a highly motivated Instrument Technician III.


Job duties for this role may include:

  • Inspect, test, service, repair, configure, calibrate, and install indicating, recording, and automatic control instruments such as flow meters, pressure gauges, thermometers, regulators, systems, and similar components in a power station.
  • Locate cause of defective performance of instruments, report findings to supervisor, and replace component parts as required.
  • Use portable pressure gauges, manometer, and other similar test equipment.
  • Perform preventive maintenance.
  • Test flue gas, read meters, and record data as required.
  • This level works on complex and detailed systems and equipment.
  • Perform required engineering functions for control loop modifications.
  • Maintain drawings and configuration documentation as related to instrumentation.
  • Act as project leader for control system upgrades and/or modifications.
  • May train and guide less experienced Instrument Technicians.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

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

Associate's Degree in Electronics or related technology, with at least five years of related experience in an industrial environment OR High School Diploma or GED with at least seven years of related experience in an industrial environment.


Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot various components. Ability to utilize configuration drawings.
  • Valid Driver's license.
  • Must have availability and flexibility to work OT as needed, including days, nights, and weekends.


Preferences (If you meet any of these preferences, be sure to include them in your resume):

  • Experience maintaining and troubleshooting Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS)
  • Control system upgrade experience;
  • PLC experience (to include ladder logic programming)

Education Requirements

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


Preferred Disciplines: Preferred: Technical Studies

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

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Dependent on sharing functional responsibilities for the position. North Anna and Surry must meet ANS 3.1 12/79, Section 4.5.2Millstone must meet ANSI N18.1-1971, Section 4.5.2

Working Conditions

Cold 51-75%
Energized Wires 51-75%
Fumes 51-75%
Heat 51-75%
Loud Noise 51-75%
Office Work Environment Up to 25%
Operating Machinery 51-75%
Outdoors 51-75%
Travel 51-75%

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

This job requires recommended test results from the EEI Power Plant Maintenance Selection System (MASS) aptitude test, administered on site during the pre-employment process. To view the practice test, cut and paste the following URL in your browser, (Millstone Power Station) This job requires recommended test results from the EEI Technician (TECH) aptitude test, administered on site during the pre-employment process. To view the practice test, cut and paste the following URL in your browser, (Other Sites)


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.

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