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Lineman-Apprentice - Charleston, SC Area

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.


Job Summary

Dominion Energy South Carolina has an opening for an Apprentice Linemen for Electric Distribution Operations in the Charleston, SC area. The selected candidate will be responsible for assisting with the construction, operation and maintenance of overhead and underground electric lines on our distribution system.

Responsibilities include:

  • Regularly climb and work from utility poles and other tall structures
  • Safely handle heavy/bulky equipment and materials
  • Be available to respond to callouts and urgent needs 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
  • Work outside in inclement weather conditions
  • Consistently adhere to safety rules to work in proximity of high and low voltage electric equipment
  • Successfully complete the four (4) year apprenticeship training program which includes both written and hands-on instruction

This posting is recruiting for multiple locations within our Charleston, SC service territory: Mt. Pleasant, Hollywood, Savage Road, North Charleston, Metro Charleston.  Must be able to work at any location where assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • 0-2 years of directly related experience
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid driver's license with a good driving history
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL-Class A) within six (6) months of hire
  • Excellent physical condition, strong mechanical skills, and the ability to work long hours during emergency or storm restoration situations
  • Be available to work after hours, scheduled overtime, and callout work
  • Live within a 20-mile radius (or 30-minute drive) of the position’s service territory/work location
  • Be physically and mentally capable of climbing and working from utility poles



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

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. Commercial Driver's License (CDL-Class A) or ability to obtain one within six months of hire.

Working Conditions

Other Working Conditions

  • Work outside in inclement weather conditions.

Test Description

Skills Assessment


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.  

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

Top 3 Reasons to Work at Dominion Energy

There are many reasons to work at Dominion Energy, but below are the top three 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.
Join us!
·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.

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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