Gas Operations & Maintenance Specialist/Trainee

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.


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 below will be considered for this opportunity. 

At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer or sponsor a work visa or employment authorization for this position.

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 


Job Summary

The Construction & Maintenance Department is responsible for the construction, maintenance, and operation of the Company’s natural gas distribution system. 


This position:
•    installs natural gas pipe in ditches
•    manually digs around various utilities
•    pressure tests steel and plastic natural gas lines
•    participates in the repair of third-party damage to natural gas lines and various types of gas leaks
•    performs location of natural gas lines and facilities
•    completes pipe maintenance activities
•    installs test charts 
•    sets up common Department of Transportation approved work sites
•    effectively flags traffic
•    safely drives a company vehicle
•    maintains the vehicle inventory
•    Operator Qualifications involve written guidelines and requirements natural gas employees must follow to ensure the safe and responsible operation of natural gas pipelines.  Required, annual Operator Qualification testing involves both written and hands-on components to ensure those who perform covered, safety-sensitive tasks on the natural gas system are trained, knowledgeable, and qualified.

This position reports to the Company’s Hendersonville Operations Center in Mills River, North Carolina.

There is one position which will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidate’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Gas Trainee (0 - 6 months experience)
Gas Operations & Maintenance Specialist (at least 12 months experience)*

*highest level an outside applicant can be hired

The factors to be accorded weight in determining the appropriate job level for the applicant are relative knowledge, skills, abilities, efficiency, experience, education and special training with respect to the skills required for the job opening. 


•    Knowledge and skill with common hand and power tools (i.e. shovel, screwdriver, pipe wrench, drill, reciprocating saw, etc.).
•    Ability to be fit tested for self-contained breathing apparatus equipment.
•    Ability to adhere to safe working and defensive driving procedures.
•    Effective communication and interpersonal skills for positive customer and contractor interactions are critical.
•    Ability to work as a team member within a diverse team.
•    Basic computer and internet navigation skills are key.
•    Availability for overtime, as needed.
•    Availability for natural gas emergency response during the workday, as well as in the evenings and some weekends, when on-call.
•    Must be willing and able to meet a 45-minute emergency response time from the geographical center of the Hendersonville area.  Emergency response time is a critical measure for the Company and candidates are required to consistently meet this requirement, including when on-call.
•    Occasional heavy lifting up to 80 lbs. independently.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience: 
•    Good mechanical aptitude.
•    Flagger experience and/or certification.
•    Bilingual (Spanish) candidates.

Education Requirements

Completion of high school or equivalent (i.e., GED) is required.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Must have a valid driver's license with a safe driving history.

A valid Commercial Driver's License is strongly preferred OR must be able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License within 6 months of employment.

Other Working Conditions

This position typically works within a crew structure.

Work is performed primarily outside in varying weather conditions (i.e. cold, heat, rain, etc.).

Position requires travel throughout the service territory with safe parking in a wide variety of situations and driving in construction zones.

Position may encounter agitated/upset customers.

Test Description

No Testing Required

Other Information

These and other duties as assigned constitute essential functions of the job.


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.  


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 reasons 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.
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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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