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Maintenance Operator Trainee

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

Warren County Power Station is a gas fired combined cycle power station in Front Royal, VA with a net generating capacity of approximately 1,370 Megawatts. The Warren County site is among the cleanest fossil-fuel fired facilities in the nation, using three combustion turbines and a steam turbine. The power station is helping to close a gap of 5,600 megawatts of generation needed in its service area.


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 $20.96 per hour and increases through each step in the 56-month development program.


Day shifts and rotating 12-hour shifts will be available. 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, however interview expenses will be reimbursed.


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience



High School Diploma or GED

Valid Driver's License


Strongly prefer:

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.

Education Requirements

High School diploma or GED

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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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.  


You can experience the excitement of our company – it's the difference between taking a job and starting a career.

Top 3 Reasons to Apply

1. We Value Team Work
2. Generous Pay and Benefits
3. Safe Work Environment

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!

·21,000 employees
·Headquarters: Richmond, VA
·18 states in the US
·100 billion of assets
·Nearly $35 million in charitable contributions
·100,000+ volunteer hours recorded in the community

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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