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Electric Serviceman/1st Class

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!



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

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

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

The Electric Distribution Operations department in Hampton, VA has an Electric Serviceman 1st class vacancy. This position requires a self starter who can effectively prioritize and who doesn't mind working alone and driving.


The successful candidate will have responsibility for the following:

  • The repair and maintenance of both overhead and underground electrical distribution lines.
  • Being the first responder to power outages.
  • Working closely with the Regional Operations Centers within the Dominion Energy service territory.
  • Working alone 90% of the time.
  • Available for call-outs during outages and for storm restoration events.
  • Eligible for premium pay for applicable overtime hours.
  • The starting pay rate will be $45.43 an hour
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

This position requires a minimum of 5 years’ experience in overhead and underground line work. (Note: a partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications.)

The selected individual must be able to assess at a competency-level 4 in the Dominion Lineman Development program in both overhead and underground energized line work.

  • Must have a solid understanding of industrial electrical distribution systems and maintenance techniques.
  • Must understand and be competent in switching practices related to the electrical distribution industry.
  • Knowledge of safety processes and practices within the industrial electrical distribution industry.
  • Must have strong communications skills verbal and written.
  • Must be able to understand industry 3-way communication method.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work alone 90% of the time while still being part of a local team.
  • Position requires the ability to obtain a valid class A CDL by the end of the 5th month of employment.
  • Weight restrictions also apply, for safety reasons, must be able to maintain a weight below 290 pounds.
  • This position requires working at heights, i.e. lifts, ladders, and climbing poles. 
  • Call out, overtime availability, and availability to work shifts is required.
  • This position requires you to be available a minimum of 60% of the time you are called in for overtime; Overtime varies per office and per season for an average of 295 overtime hours per year.
  • This position works rotating shifts (10hrs)
  • This position requires you to be able to lift and/or move up to 75 lbs.
  • This position requires you to work in all types of extreme weather
  • Prefer individuals who have completed a recognized Lineman Development program.
  • Military service members and veterans with ranks from E5-E9, W1-CW5, or O1-O3, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined above.
Education Requirements

Minimum Required Education Level: High School Diploma, GED.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description
Working Conditions
Cold 76-100%
Energized Wires 76-100%
Heat 76-100%
Travel 76- 100%
Union - IBEW Local 50 VA/NC/WVA
Other Working Conditions
Test Description
This job requires recommended test results from the EEI Construction and Skilled Trades (CAST) aptitude test, administered on site during the pre-employment process. To view the practice test, cut and paste the following URL in your browser,


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

1. Great Work Life Balance
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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·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