Intern - System Protection/Electrical Equipment Technician (North Anna)

Date: Sep 18, 2023

Location: MINERAL, VA, US, 23117

Company: Dominion Energy

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!


To learn more about Dominion Energy’s workplace culture, sustainability efforts, and commitment to DE&I, please see our Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Report and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Report.


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Job Summary

Dominion Energy is seeking a System Protection and Electrical Equipment Technician intern. The intern roles will be located at the North Anna Power Station in Mineral, VA.

The System Protection and Electrical Equipment intern position will ride along with and assist System Protection and Field Electrical Equipment Techs with daily routine tasks.  This will provide the intern with exposure to an understanding of the electric utility Transmission & Distribution network and substation electrical equipment, High Voltage diagnostic testing, other non-invasive testing like infrared thermography, protective relay, and basic trouble shooting of control circuits.  Network with System Protection, Electrical Equipment technicians and substation personnel to develop a basic understanding of substation equipment.  Begin to have a understanding of voltage classes used on Dominion Energy system and ground planes so as to understand minimum approach distances with the eventual goal of becoming a qualified electrical worker.

Assist technicians with basic tests:
• Collecting oil samples for dissolved gas analysis and other screen tests
• Infrared scans
• Basic instrument check out and repair
• Basic HV diagnostic testing
• Relay testing
• Functional testing

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Strongly prefer candidates with good problem solving skills while working with mechanical and/or electrical equipment and control circuits
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Math and technical/mechanical aptitude required
  • Must be able to follow instructions and be a team player
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Due to weight limits on equipment, weight restriction of 290 pounds applies
  • Time management and organization skills
  • Maintain training and qualifications to hold a Nuclear Unescorted Access Authorization (UAA) badge

Education Requirements

  • Must be enrolled at a university/community college pursuing an Bachelors or Associate's degree in Electronics, Engineering Technology, Electric Utility Substation & Relay Technology, or other relevant technology/technician degrees
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
  • Must have an anticipated graduation date of spring 2025 or later

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required


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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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