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Nuclear Mechanic I

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.

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

This is the entry level in a three level job series.  Candidates will only be considered for the position level to which they apply. In order to be considered for other levels, you must apply directly to the job posting for that level.

This position is pending availability of a vacancy.


Responsible for performing mechanical work in the inspection, repair, testing, adjustment, installation and removal of nuclear power plant equipment. Incumbents perform, under the guidance of supervisor or experience staff, basic to routine inspections and repairs on turbines, heat exchangers, pumps, fans and similar equipment. With guidance, aligns and balances rotating equipment. May assist with the set up and operation of lathes, milling machines, shapers, drill presses and other machine tools in the performance of machine work to close tolerances. May learn welding techniques to assists with the maintenance, repair or construction of various nuclear power plant equipment and pressure vessels. With direction, may assist with the assembly of piping, valves and fittings by welding. Receives guidance or direction from supervisor or more experienced staff on unusual or more complex problems..


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Possess a minimum of 3 years Naval Nuclear experience in the following discipline; Machinist Mate (MM) or ELT which includes successful completion of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion training program
Possess 3 years or more of appropriate craft experience; nuclear industry experience preferred in a directly related field (ex. Valves, Weld, HVAC, etc.) 

Must possess minimum qualifications and experience as defined in ANSI N18.1 - 1971 Section 4.5.3 
- Must be qualified and able to perform the responsibilities and tasks of the position to accurately read, interpret, and comply with company/department procedures, provide attention to detail, and to minimize errors.
- Capable of working with mechanical tools and working knowledge of plant systems and their functions pertinent to plant administrative requirements.
- Position requires maintaining unescorted plant access qualification, maintaining enclosed volume and radiation worker qualifications, maintaining Station Emergency Response Organization (SERO) qualifications, and supporting non-core work schedules (night shift) to support the needs of the plant.
- Individual must be able to meet the physical job requirements of this position and support the department's shop on-call responsibilities.
- Must be able to learn how to repair, testing, installation and removal of power plant or related equipment.
- Ability to learn to perform basic troubleshooting and diagnosis of mechanic problems.
- Ability to learn to perform general repairs or replace components as needed.
- May need to learn welding work in the repair, maintenance and construction of various nuclear power plant equipment if required

Education Requirements

High School Graduate or GED

Other Education: Mechanical/Technical Trades

Working Conditions
Outdoors Up to 25%
Confined spaces Up to 25%
Radiation Up to 25%
Dust / Grease / Oil 51-75%
Travel Up to 25%
Energized Wires Up to 25%
Fumes Up to 25%
Heat Up to 25%
Loud Noise 51-75%
Office Work Environment Up to 25%
Operating Machinery Up to 25%
Test Description
This job requires recommended test results from the EEI Power Plant Maintenance Selection System (MASS) 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


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 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.
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·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: Hanover
Nearest Secondary Market: Chesterfield

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