Electric Service Worker, 1st Class (East Richmond)

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Job Summary

The Electric Distribution Operations department in the East Richmond office in Richmond, Virginia has an Electric Service Worker 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 service territory
  • Working alone 90% of the time.
  • Working a rotating shift.
  • Available for call-outs during outages and or storm restoration events
  • Eligible for premium pay for applicable overtime hours


**The starting rate for this position is $49.17 / hour for fully qualified applicants.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience


Required 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 toward 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.
  • Must be able to meet and maintain applicable NERC/FERC requirements.
  • Position requires the ability to obtain a valid class A CDL by the end of the 5th month of employment
  • Call out, overtime availability, and Availability to work shifts is required
  • Weight restrictions also apply, for safety reasons, must be able to maintain a weight below 290 pounds.
  • Prefer individuals who have completed a recognized Lineman Development program
  • To military applicants:  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/below).


**Please Note: If the required minimum years of experience are not reflected on your resume, you will not be considered for this job.

Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No testing required.


Export Control

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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 dombenefits.com.

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 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.

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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