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Automotive Mechanic Trainee (Williamston, NC)

Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: WILLIAMSTON, NC, US, 27892

Company: Dominion Energy

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

The Fleet Maintenance group is seeking an entry level Automotive Mechanic Trainee for our Williamston, NC Shop. This position can placed in a Step 1, 2, or 3 level based on experience

*This position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement between Dominion Energy and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 50.*

Responsibilities will include the ability to diagnose, repair, and perform maintenance on the many different types of equipment in our fleet. This includes both on and off road equipment with diesel and gas engines, automatic and manual transmission. The starting pay rate for this position is $22.21. The successful candidate will develop skills to prepare themselves for potential advancement as an Automotive Mechanic in the Fleet department. Specific Automotive Mechanic functions include but are not limited to the following activities:

  • Working with our customers in the Construction, Operations, Substation, Transmission and other departments to understand their needs and issues.
  • Performing various Preventative Maintenance tasks, including oil and other fluid changes, tire changes, etc.
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing light duty vehicles, diesel engines, hydraulic equipment, drive trains, air brakes, etc.
  • Ensuring safety rules and regulations are observed in the garage or other worksite.
  • Leveraging technology to analyze issues, track customer needs, time spent on maintenance / repair tasks, parts used during maintenance/repair activities, etc.
  • Overtime will be required to support the needs of our customers due to peak or critical work periods providing additional earnings potential.
  • Majority of work will be performed in a shop environment, although outdoor response is sometimes needed. Work associated with this position can be very physically demanding.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Required Qualifications:

  • HS diploma or GED
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid driver’s license; must obtain a CDL learner's permit within 1 month of employment and a CDL prior to 6 months of employment
  • 0-1 year experience as a professional Automotive Mechanic (A partial year of related work experience of 6 months or greater will be considered one year towards the qualifications.)
  • General knowledge of gas combustion engines, diesel engines, air conditioning
  • Must possesses basic hand tools or willing to purchase tools needed to perform the job.
  • Pass drug screening and background checks and be eligible to obtain a state inspection license after an appropriate amount of time in training program

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional combustion engine mechanic or graduate of a recognized Automotive Mechanic Training school
  • Experience in electrical systems diagnostics and repair
  • Experience in Air Conditioning diagnostics, repair and A/C certification
  • Experience in Engine ignition diagnostics and repair
  • Experience in hydraulics
  • Heavy Truck certification
  • State Inspection license
  • Commercial Driver's license
  • Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) graduates
  • Military veterans
  • Candidates with an Associate Degree in a related field or major
  • Due to weight limits on equipment, weight restriction of 290 pounds applies.

*To Military applicants: 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

HS diploma or GED degree is required for this position

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Driver's License is required

CDL is preferred

State Inspection License is preferred

AC license is preferred

Working Conditions

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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Nearest Major Market: Raleigh
Nearest Secondary Market: Rocky Mount

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