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Worker, Utility - Newport News

Newport News, VA

UTILITY WORKER - (Newport News)

Job Summary

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

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 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.

About Southern Company Gas

Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states and approximately 600,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas. Other nonutility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit southerncompanygas.com .

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit www.southerncompany.com.

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Identification: 6251

Job Category: Gas Pipeline Operations & Maintenance

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Virginia Natural Gas

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