Southern Company Utility Worker, New Kent (Hanover) in Ashland, Virginia
Utility Worker, New Kent (Hanover)
(New Kent County)
Virginia Natural Gas (VNG) is looking for dynamic, career-motivated individuals to join one of the Top Workplaces in Hampton Roads as part of our Field Operations team.
The Utility Worker position is an entry-level, developmental role that offers opportunity for growth and advancement through future promotion into our apprenticeship program. This apprenticeship program presents exciting opportunities for long-term career growth and stability in the growing natural gas industry.
Work is predominantly outdoors and in all weather conditions. Interested individuals must be able and willing to travel. Candidates must be able to drive safely, work extended hours; travel 5% of the time, and wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment.
This is a bargaining unit position (IBEW Local 50) and is a DOT (Department of Transportation) covered classification subject to random drug and/or alcohol screening.
This position is based in our Virginia Natural Gas office located in New Kent County, VA.
Representative Duties and Responsibilities:
Serves as a member of a crew engaged in installing and repairing gas mains and service lines. Participates in making taps on mains and services
Provides assistance with all distribution activities involved with the installation, repair and maintenance of the distribution system
Completes jobs by digging, shoring, repairing leaks, testing, and wrapping pipe Performs work with hand tools, air tools, shovels, etc. during distribution activities while adhering to all safety and work rules Assists other crew members in all activities as required Ensures that truck is stocked with equipment and supplies and maintains distribution vehicles, tools and other equipment in neat and orderly condition
Must live in the service area and be subject to call out for emergency service. Stand By duty and emergency call out
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED equivalent
Job is entry level and requires no previous experience
Must pass the DOT drug test
Military Personnel are encouraged to apply
Operator Qualified in accordance with Company Plan
Must have a valid VA state drivers license
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Must live within 30 minutes' drive from the Newport News office for for on-call / emergency response purposes
Must be physically able to stoop, bend, crawl, walk, climb ladders and lift weights in excess of 75 pounds
Must also have a keen sense of smell, hearing, vision and color identification
Must have the ability to work in all types of terrain and weather conditions, as required.
Disclaimer: This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees in the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.
Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.
Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit www.southerncompany.com.
Job Field: Gas Pipeline Operations & Maintenance
Job Type: Standard
Primary Location: Virginia-Coastal Virginia-Ashland
Operating Company: Virginia Natural Gas
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time
Union Covered: Yes
VNG Hanover - 10966 Richardson Rd (10966AshlandVACODE)
10966 Richardson Rd
Req ID: GAS2003937