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Helper (Construction & Maintenance) - Akron, Canton, Youngstown, & Lima

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!

This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

Enter the Energy industry as a Helper in our Construction & Maintenance Department. We are seeking multiple individuals willing to perform physical work safely in an outdoor environment at the following locations - Youngstown, Akron, Canton, and Lima. In this role, you will perform a variety of skilled tasks including maintenance and construction on natural gas pipelines, meters and other equipment associated with a natural gas distribution system serving 1.2 million customers. This position will be assigned individual functions and work as part of a construction & maintenance crew under the direction of a higher classification and/or supervision. In addition, Helpers learn to operate and repair tools and equipment associated with the position, safely perform pipeline-related tasks including leak repair and leak surveys, line locating, pipeline monitoring and the accurate documentation of all pipeline work performed. The position requires driving, operating and maintaining heavy equipment and vehicles. With this position, a Helper must become competent in electronic mapping and learn all compliance required to perform the job duties.


***This position is subject to random drug testing. It also does not offer interview reimbursement or relocation benefits. ***

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience


  • 0-2 years experience
  • Must obtain a Class A commercial drivers license and all applicable endorsements/restrictions (automatic, pintle hook, air brakes) before the end of the newly hired employees’ 90-working day probation period; the probation period begins the first day of employment.  
  • Must work overtime, shifts, call-outs and holidays
  • Ability to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions



1) Experience in natural gas, construction and maintenance or excavation, plumbing, performing fitter operator-type work including heat and plastic fusion (strongly prefer at least one year such experience)

2) Experience using leak detection and line locating equipment

3) Basic computer knowledge

4) Ability to work in excavated areas, and work with heavy equipment like backhoes, front-end loaders, jackhammers, trenchers, light equipment, tapping equipment, boring equipment, etc

5) Have knowledge of or the ability to develop knowledge of, and to comply with, natural gas construction and maintenance procedures and safety regulations

6) Ability to complete the necessary paperwork accurately associated with this position

7) Also have the ability to be able to carry a heavy tool bucket and heavy equipment

8) Physical ability and aptitude to: dig trenches with a shovel; perform pipefitting work and have the ability to operate necessary hand tools



  • 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

Minimum of High School Diploma or GED

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

This job requires recommended test results from the Gas Helper test administered on-site during the pre-employment process.


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: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Youngstown

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