Maintenance Operator Trainee (Freeman VA)

Dominion Energy is committed to providing reliable, affordable, and increasingly clean energy that powers our customers every day. If you want to work for a purpose-driven company that values safety and collaboration, we’re looking for you. You won’t just find a job here; you’ll find your career. Review the position below and apply today.





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This position does not offer relocation assistance.



Job Summary

The Brunswick County Power Station in Freeman, Virginia is looking to hire Maintenance Operator Trainees to join its team. 
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.
You will be placed in a 56-month standardized skills development program at the appropriate rate of pay based upon your previous experience, qualifications, demonstrated skills and competencies.
The starting pay rate is $23.95 per hour and increases through each step in the 56-month development program. 

This is a rotating 12-hour shift position. Successful candidates must be available to travel and train in Richmond, Virginia for up to nine (9) week periods of time.

This position does not provide paid relocation assistance.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid 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, and weekend.

 Preferred, but not required, skills & experience:

  • Journeyman craftsman experience; and/or Candidates who have power plant/power generation operational or maintenance experience.
  • Candidates with a minimum of three year’s 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)

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

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).

Education Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

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

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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·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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