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Instrument & Control Technician (Entry or Senior Level)

Date: Dec 3, 2018

Location: WINGINIA, VA, US, 24599

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.


Job Summary

This role installs, maintains, and troubleshoots instrumentation, control circuits and equipment related to natural gas processes such as the compression, dehydration, measurement, transmission and storage of natural gas. Installation includes mounting, wiring, connecting, testing, configuring, and programming instruments and devices. Maintenance includes routine calibration, and functional testing of process instruments and devices, documentation of calibration data collected during inspections utilizing the instrument inspection monitoring system, verification of data communication systems that provide real time process and alarm information to the facility control center. Troubleshooting includes the utilization of equipment such as a laptop computer, multi-meter, instrument/device communicator, device software, documenting process calibrator, etc. Develops and maintains interactive work relationships to accurately and effectively complete job responsibilities. Directs, advises, instructs, inspects, supports, and/or assists contractors and employees in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of assets. Ensures regulatory and compliance standards are met.

* This position will be filled at either the Entry Level or Senior Level depending successful candidates qualifications.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Reqiried:   Two year degree with a minimum of one year direct hands-on experience in instrumentation, PLCs and Computer Systems OR a minimum of four years direct hands-on experience in instrumentation, PLCs and Computer Systems without a two year degree.  Must live within a commuting distance of 15 miles of Buckingham Compressor Station.  

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of reciprocating and turbine engines, gas dehydration, measurement, environmental motoring, compression and supporting systems-Knowledge of electric driven compressors may be required-Knowledge of electrical and electronic theory and principles-Knowledge of Measurement devices (Press, Flow, Temperature, Moisture, Vibration, Speed, Density, Level) and ability to calibrate the same-Knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS)-Knowledge of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)-Knowledge of Human Machine Interface (HMI)-Knowledge of Ethernet Communications Equipment-Knowledge of Valves and Positioners -Knowledge of National Electric Code and National Bureau of Standards Transmitter calibration and tolerance standards-Knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements-Ability to interpret control system software for the purpose of diagnostic troubleshooting-Ability to pass electrical, electronic and digital equipment troubleshooting tests-Ability to troubleshoot electrical, electronic and pneumatic equipment-Ability to interpret installation specifications, wiring schematics, instrument drawings and component diagrams-Ability to define specifications and requisition instrumentation and control equipment-Ability to define problems, collect data and draw conclusions-Ability to work independently and as a team member-Ability to communicate effectively and develop rapport-Ability to operate diagnostic equipment (multimeter, calibrator, oscilloscope, etc.)-Ability to operate personal computer

Education Requirements

Education Level: Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education: Associate , Disciplines: Preferred: Electronics & Communications Engineering , Other Education: technical/computer

Working Conditions

Cold 76-100%

Heat 76-100%

Office Work Environment Up to 25%

Operating Machinery 26-50%

Outdoors 76-100%

Pressurized Lines & Valves 76-100%

Travel 26-50%

Dust / Grease / Oil 76-100%

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.  


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: Lynchburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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