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Dominion Energy Automotive Mechanic Trainee (Charlottesville, VA) in CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia

Automotive Mechanic Trainee (Charlottesville, VA)

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!

At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.

Job Summary

The Fleet Maintenance group is seeking an entry level Automotive Mechanic Trainee for our Charlottesville, VA Shop. This position can placed in a Step 1, 2, or 3 level based on experience.

Responsibilities will include the ability to diagnose, repair, and perform maintenance on the many different types of equipment in our fleet. This includes both on and off-road equipment with diesel and gas engines, automatic and manual transmission. More specifically, the successful candidate will develop skills to prepare themselves for potential advancement as an Automotive Mechanic in the Fleet department. Specific Automotive Mechanic functions include but are not limited to the following activities:

  • Working with our customers in the Construction, Operations, Substation, Transmission and other departments to understand their needs and issues.

  • Performing various Preventative Maintenance tasks, including oil and other fluid changes, tire changes, etc.

  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing light duty vehicles, diesel engines, hydraulic equipment, drive trains, air brakes, etc.

  • Ensuring safety rules and regulations are observed in the garage or other worksite.

  • Leveraging technology to analyze issues, track customer needs, time spent on maintenance / repair tasks, parts used during maintenance/repair activities, etc.

  • Overtime will be required to support the needs of our customers due to peak or critical work periods providing additional earnings potential.

  • Majority of work will be performed in a shop environment, although outdoor response is sometimes needed. Work associated with this position can be very physically demanding.

  • Perform all other duties, as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Required Qualifications:

  • HS diploma or GED

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Valid driver’s license; must obtain a CDL learner's permit within 1 month of employment and a CDL prior to 6 months of employment

  • General knowledge of gas combustion engines, diesel engines, air conditioning

  • Must possesses basic hand tools or willing to purchase tools needed to perform the job

  • Pass drug screening and background checks and be eligible to obtain a state inspection license after an appropriate amount of time in training program

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional combustion engine mechanic or graduate of a recognized Automotive Mechanic Training school

  • Preferred: 1 year of professional automotive mechanic experience

  • Experience in electrical systems diagnostics and repair

  • Experience in Air Conditioning diagnostics, repair and A/C certification

  • Experience in Engine ignition diagnostics and repair

  • Experience in hydraulics

  • Heavy Truck certification

  • State Inspection license

  • Commercial Driver's license

  • Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) graduates

  • Military veterans

  • Candidates with an Associate Degree in a related field or major

  • Due to weight limits on equipment, weight restriction of 290 pounds applies

*To Military applicants: 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

  • HS diploma or GED degree is required for this position

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

  • Driver's License is required

Working Conditions

Cold Up to 25%

Dust / Grease / Oil 76-100%

Fumes Up to 25%

Heat 26-50%

Loud Noise 26-50%

Office Work Environment Up to 25%

Operating Machinery Up to 25%

Outdoors Up to 25%

Pressurized Lines & Valves Up to 25%

Union - IBEW Local 50 VA/NC/WVA

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required

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.

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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

Our Commitment to NetZero by 2050

We’ve cut carbon emissions from our electric generation business by approximately 46% (since 2005) and methane emissions from our natural gas business by 38% (since 2010) — and. By growing wind, solar, and renewable natural gas and pursuing innovative technologies, we expect to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. We’ve also committed to reducing the emissions of our suppliers and customers — so we can all move forward together.

Nearest Major Market: Charlottesville

Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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