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Laborer (4050)

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 Dominion Generation business unit is seeking highly-motivated individuals to perform Laborer activities at the Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center (VCHEC) in Wise County, VA.  VCHEC is a new state-of-the-art coal and wood waste-fired power station located in the beautiful mountains of southwest VA (near St. Paul, VA).  With a net generating capacity of approximately 610 MW, the station provides electricity to power about 150,000 homes!

The successful candidate will perform general housekeeping and maintenance duties inside and outside of the power station in all types of weather conditions.  This includes general clean up by sweeping, scrubbing/waxing floors; cleaning in the fuel, ash, lime, limestone and wood handling facilities and other spaces; removing trash and shoveling coal, wood, lime, limestone, fly ash and bed ash from various areas of the station; washing areas such as the boiler, baghouse, scrubber, and material handling area; cleaning vehicles and equipment, other general tasks such as painting, running errands, cleaning up oil spills, etc.

The position has a starting pay rate of $18.26 per hour.  While the regular working schedule is days, Monday through Friday, Laborers must have the ability to work planned and emergency overtime hours and call-out as needed (to include evenings, weekends and holidays).

A valid driver's license is required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Basic Requirements (Be sure to include details in your resume):
  • High School diploma or GED with 0-2 years of experience.
  • Valid State driver's license.
  • Preferences (Be sure to include details in your resume if you meet one or more of the following):
  • Relevant prior military experience
  • Physical requirements:
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment such as BobCats, forklifts and tractors
  • Ability to assist all departments daily in areas of physical labor duties
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 50 pounds
  • Ability to work occasional planned and emergency overtime

Education Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Cold 76-100%
Confined spaces Up to 25%
Dust / Grease / Oil 76-100%
Energized Wires 76-100%
Heat 76-100%
Loud Noise 76-100%
Operating Machinery 76-100%
Outdoors 76-100%
Pressurized Lines & Valves 76-100%
Travel Up to 25%
Union - IBEW Local 50 VA/NC/WVA
Fumes 76-100%

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

This job requires recommended test results from the EEI Plant Maintenance Selection System (MASS) or the EEI Plant Operators Selection System (POSS) combo test, administered onsite 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

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 Apply

1. We Value Team Work
2. Generous Pay and Benefits
3. Safe Work Environment

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

Nearest Major Market: Virginia

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