Southern Company Utility Worker (Newport News) in Newport News, Virginia

Utility Worker (Newport News)

Description

Virginia Natural Gas is currently seeking a talented individual for the position of Utility Worker. This is a bargaining unit position (IBEW Local 50). The 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

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:

Required:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Job is entry level and requires no previous experience

  • Must pass the DOT drug test

Certifications/Licenses:

Required:

  • 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.

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...): No

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

VNG Newport News - 746 Diligence Drive (746NewportNewsCODE)

746 Diligence Drive

Newport News, 23606

Req ID: GAS2001129