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System Protection Technician T1 (Roanoke Rapids, NC)

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!


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

At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

This role performs maintenance, installation and corrective activities on system protection devices, control circuits, metering, and communication equipment (both data and PLC) within Dominion Energy's Transmission, Distribution and Generating network. All maintenance, installation and corrective activities performed under direct supervision from Tech/Senior/Lead technician.

This position ensures that appropriate compliance maintenance activities, applications, policies, and associated documentation are managed and maintained in support of ETFO's Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and Protective Relay and Control (PRC) programs.

Maintenance activities include instruction/guidance in routine cleaning, calibration and functional operational testing of all primary electro-mechanical and microprocessor protection applications. Assists during routine testing and functional verification of all communications equipment including data, fiber optic, and power line carrier. Assists during functional operational testing of substation auxiliary equipment and verification of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) data systems that provide the operating centers with real time operating and alarm information. Assists with protective relay and control equipment repairs.

Installation activities include assisting Lead/Senior technicians' functional verification of all primary and secondary equipment as designed by Dominion Energy and its manufacturers.

Corrective activities include assisting Lead/Senior technicians in analyzing alarms, identifying potential problems, and developing safe and effective basic corrective action investigation plans. Activities regarding potential cyber issues related to protection and control devices require that security assessments be performed to verify the integrity of cyber security control at substation locations.

Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience


0-2 years directly related experience including, but not limited to, electrical, electro-mechanical, system protection and/or utility scale protection experience (Note: A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications)


  • Active, valid government-issued driver license is required for this role
  • Basic knowledge of operation and maintenance of control circuits and protective relay applications
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Abilities: test basic and routine types of protective relays; lift up to 50 lbs.; manual dexterity; color vision; hearing; climbing; stooping; standing; bending.
  • Due to equipment weight limits, individuals in this role have a weight restriction of 290 pounds
  • This position also requires the ability to respond to emergency call-outs
  • This position requires you to work extensively outdoors in the elements and different weather conditions operating machinery
  • 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

Associate degree or higher (or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education)

  • Vocational / technical certificate or degree in an electrical or power discipline is a plus, but not required
  • Will consider upcoming graduates with an Associate or higher by December 31st, 2021
  • Preferred Disciplines: Instrumentation Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics, Electrical, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Electromechanical Technology, Electronics Technology.
  • Other electrical-focused disciplines may be substituted for the preferred discipline(s) listed above.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Due to equipment weight limits, individuals in this role have a weight restriction of 290 pounds.

Working Conditions

Cold 76-100%
Office Work Environment Up to 25%
Operating Machinery 76-100%
Outdoors 76-100%
Heat 76-100%
Travel Up to 25%

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required


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

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.
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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

Nearest Major Market: Raleigh
Nearest Secondary Market: Rocky Mount

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