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Line Worker-(Groundman) Central Region: 2019: West Broad St, Midlothian, East Richmond & Petersburg

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!

Job Summary


The successful candidate will be exposed to the many facets of construction, operation and maintenance of the Electrical Distribution System.  If you enjoy the variety of challenging work outside of an office and want to develop communication, technical and mechanical abilities, the Groundman position may be an excellent starting point for a career with Dominion Energy.   More specifically, the successful candidate will develop skills to prepare themselves for potential advancement in Line-work, Substation, Design or Dispatch areas.  As a Groundman, the majority of the work is performed outdoors in all types of weather conditions and is considered "heavy labor". Must be willing and able to work up to 300 hundred hours a year in overtime. Must be able to respond within one hour of a call for overtime. Specific Groundman functions include but are not limited to the following activities:

  • Providing tools, materials and supplies to journeyman linemen
  • Ensuring safety rules and regulations are observed on the worksite
  • Driving trucks and ensuring they are properly stocked and maintained
  • Preparing the equipment and worksite for effective completion of assignments
  • Operating various types of equipment used in the construction process (diggers, aerial devices, etc.)

The selected candidate must be 18 years of age at the time of application, must obtain a Class A CDL learner's permit within 1 month of employment and a CDL prior to 6 months of employment. Due to weight limits on equipment, weight restriction of 290 pounds applies.


We have multiple vacancies in Midlothian, West Broad Street, East Richmond at Charles City Road and Petersburg District offices.


The starting pay rate will be 19.58 an hour advancing to $24.68 an hour after one year.


Upon completion of your pre-employment background and medical check, your first day of work will be at our Training Center in Chester, Va you will attend Groundman training for a period of 4 weeks at Dominion expense.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Ability to lift up to 75 pounds on a regular basis

Ability to carry up to 60 pounds

Ability to work on ladders and hydraulic lifts

Ability to be on call and quickly respond for electrical restorations

Ability to learn how to operate construction equipment and use hand tools

Computer application aptitude

Ability to work within a physically demanding work environment

A strong driving record which will allow the candidate to obtain a commercial driver’s license by the end of the fifth month of employment

Preferred Qualifications include:

Prefer Class A or Class B CDL - Dominion will provide and pay for CDL training. Please check your local DMV web site for eligibility requirements

Prefer Class A CDL Permit

Prefer OSHA 10 or 30 certification

Prefer certification in CPR, First Aid or AED

Previous experience in working with mechanical or electrical concepts and applications

Background in the military is a plus

Background in construction or related work environments

Background in working outdoors

Other Education Training or Experience

Related Military Occupations: 

  • Army – Transmission and Distribution Specialist (RC) - 12Q (formerly 52G, 21Q), Cable Systems Installer / Maintainer – 25L (formerly 31L), Interior Electrician – 12R (formerly 51R, 21R), Prime Power Production Specialist – 12P (formerly 52E, 21P)
  • Air Force – Communications Cable and Antenna Systems Journeyman – 2E652, Electrical Systems Apprentice – 3E031, Electrical Systems Journeyman – 3E051, Electrical Systems Craftsman – 3E071 
  • Marine Corps – Electrician – 1141,  
  • Navy – Construction Electrician – CE, Advanced Construction Electrician - 5635, Electrical Component Maintenance Technician – 4626, FFG-7 Class Auxiliaries Electrical System Technician - 4632

Working Conditions

Cold 26-50%

Confined Spaces 26-50%

Dust / Grease / Oil 26-50%

Energized Wires 26-50%

Fumes 26-50%

Heat 26-50%

Loud Noise 26-50%

Operating Machinery 26-50%

Outdoors 76-100%

Travel 26-50%

Union - IBEW Local 50 VA/NC/WVA

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

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.
Join us!

·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

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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