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Welder/Fabricator/Nuclear Mechanic III

Date: Nov 16, 2018

Location: WATERFORD, CT, US, 6385

Company: Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 25,700 megawatts of generation, 14,400 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion Energy operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers.


Our company is built on a proud legacy of public service, innovation and community involvement. In addition to our core energy production, transportation and storage businesses, we invest in communities where we live and work and by practicing responsible environmental stewardship wherever we operate.


Diversity is linked to every aspect of our business to include how we attract, develop and retain our future talent. An inclusive environment encourages the coming together of different talents, thoughts and energies. The company’s commitment to employing military veterans through the Troops to Energy Jobs program is one way we are able to ensure workforce diversity.

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 third 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.

This is the third level in a 3 series job. Perform maintenance activities on Mechanical systems and components. Identify abnormal system and component indications and diagnose the probable cause. Identify component failure modes (e.g. valve thermal binding and pump failures) and perform the possible diagnostic and repair actions that may be necessary. Perform troubleshooting of defective components. Breach systems, establishing applicable radiological exposure and contamination controls. Perform maintenance activities on Mechanical systems and components. Disassemble and assemble components and equipment including removal, repair and torquing techniques. Perform adjustments and calibrations on components and systems. Rig and lift major components such as pumps and motors. Perform local and manual operation of components during maintenance. Dispose of waste or hazardous materials resulting from system maintenance. Verify operational test characteristics (e.g., proper rotation, temperature, pressure. Participates in self-assessments and prompt resolution of department issues. Responsible for receiving and sharing information in a timely manner related to issues such as safe work practices, work schedules or delays, nonproductive resources, errors not readily apparent or easy to detect, non-compliance with or inaccurate procedures, and work processes or procedures that could improve performance or reduce costs. Performs work activities in accordance with department standards and expectations.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Possess 8 years or more of appropriate craft experience; nuclear industry experience preferred in a directly related field including specialized experience such as Welding, Fabrication, HVAC, Crane mechanics, Valves, etc. 


Possess a minimum of 8 years Naval Nuclear experience in the following discipline; Machinist Mate (MM) or ELT which includes successful completion of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion training program

Candidates with the following experience are highly encouraged to apply:

  • Welding experience with piping and pressure vessels, the ability to perform GTAW, SMAW, GMAW and brazing on pressure and non-pressure components. 
  • Power station welding experience, pipefitting experience, abilities in pipefitting, layout, print reading and fabrication of components


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.

Education Requirements

High School Graduate, GED

Other Education: Mechanical/Technical Trades

Working Conditions

Confined spaces Up to 25%

Dust / Grease / Oil 51-75%

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%

Outdoors Up to 25%

Pressurized Lines & Valves Up to 25%

Radiation Up to 25%

Travel 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.  


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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