Maintenance Operator Trainee

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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

Dominion Generation is seeking qualified applicants for Maintenance Operator Trainee positions at Possum Point Power Station. 

As a Maintenance Operator Trainee, you will be required to operate and maintain power station equipment. This includes:

  • Inspecting, operating and monitoring equipment used in the production of electricity
  • Performing daily routine operations
  • Isolating/tagging equipment for maintenance
  • Valve operations
  • Making entries into computer-based logbooks
  • Performing maintenance on major industrial equipment such as pumps, turbines, and power station mechanical equipment
  • Performing maintenance on batteries, motors, switchgear, motor operated valves, and other power station electrical equipment


The starting pay rate is $23.31 per hour and increases through each step in the 56-month development program.


*Maintenance Operator Trainees work 12-hour rotating shifts.

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):

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Valid state driver's license
  • Ability to work around dust, grease, dirt, be exposed to weather conditions, loud noise, and machinery.
  • Ability to work 12 hour rotating shift work that can include days, nights, holidays, and weekends.


Strongly Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Journeyman craftsman experience and/or candidates who have power plant/power generation operational or maintenance experience.
  • United States active military and military veterans who have relevant technical experience;  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/below)
  • A minimum of three (3) years experience in operating and maintaining major industrial equipment such as pumps, motors, valves, turbines and electrical switchgear in an industrial environment (e.g. shipyard, military, manufacturing, or power station), or industrial machine shop experience (i.e. with CNC and lathe).

Education Requirements

Education Level: Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education: High school diploma or GED

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Cold 51-75%
Confined Spaces 26-50%
Dust / Grease / Oil 51-75%
Fumes 51-75%
Heat 51-75%
Loud Noise 51-75%
Office Work Environment Up to 25%
Operating Machinery 51-75%
Outdoors 76-100%
Travel Up to 25%
Union - IBEW Local 50 VA/NC/WVA

Other Working Conditions

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,


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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

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1. Safety Centric Work Environment
2. Generous Pay and Benefits
3. Collaborative & Inclusive Culture

About Dominion Energy

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·Headquarters: Richmond, VA
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·$100 billion of assets
·Nearly $35 million in charitable contributions
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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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