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Southern Company Utility Worker (Newport News) in Newport News, Virginia
Utility Worker (Newport News)
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.
Transitioning military personnel are encouraged to apply.
This position is based in our Virginia Natural Gas office located in Newport News, 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
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 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.
Job Field: Gas Pipeline Operations & Maintenance
Job Type: Standard
Primary Location: Virginia-Coastal Virginia-Newport News
Operating Company: Virginia Natural Gas
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time
Union Covered: Yes
VNG Newport News - 746 Diligence Drive (746NewportNewsCODE)
746 Diligence Drive
Newport News, 23606
Req ID: GAS2004001