Dominion Energy LNG Technician (Operations) in LUSBY, Maryland

LNG Technician (Operations)

Date:Oct 13, 2018

Location:LUSBY, MD, US, 20657

Company:Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 25,700 megawatts of generation, 14,400 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion Energy operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers.

Our company is built on a proud legacy of public service, innovation and community involvement. In addition to our core energy production, transportation and storage businesses, we invest in communities where we live and work and by practicing responsible environmental stewardship wherever we operate.

Diversity is linked to every aspect of our business to include how we attract, develop and retain our future talent. An inclusive environment encourages the coming together of different talents, thoughts and energies. The company’s commitment to employing military veterans through the Troops to Energy Jobs program is one way we are able to ensure workforce diversity.

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

Job Summary

Dominion Energy is seeking LNG Operators for its Cove Point LNG facility in Lusby, MD. This will include a full relocation package along with a very competitive benefits package.

The LNG Technician (Operations) reports directly to the Shift Supervisor and is a member of a multi-disciplined crew responsible for the operation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import/export and liquefaction/re-gasification terminal, including LNG process systems, infrastructure, power/steam generation, controls and emergency response, and operation of the Distributed Control System (DCS) consoles. Dedication, sensitivity to safety issues and compliance with policies and procedures is essential for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of the terminal.

Understands and follows LNG plant operating procedures, safe handling practices, equipment, maintenance protocols, governmental regulations and related technical and safety codes, standards and reporting requirements is required. In-depth knowledge of the physical properties of LNG, surroundings and is able to identify relevant equipment. Principal duty is as plant field Operator proficient in the operation of the all plant processes and utilities.

Mastery of the subject matter or diversified knowledge of principles and practice in broad areas of assignments and related fields:

  • Performs the duties of a LNG terminal operator in a rotational shift environment, including holiday, weekends, and nights.

  • May operate Distributed Control System (DCS) consoles and LNG process systems, understanding and adhering to safety protocols.

  • Operates all plant utilities, including air, water, power/steam generation, GTG operation, sanitation and nitrogen; Monitors and performs operator duties for the loading/unloading of LNG ships.

  • Review and train on environmental, safety, operations and security procedures.

  • Operates the facility recognizing the safety and environmental consequences of actions taken.

  • Achieves the highest levels of environmental and safety compliance.

  • Records and evaluates operating performance data and informs Shift Supervisor and/or Management of potential problems and failures in a timely manner; Works with Shift Supervisor and/or Lead Operator to expeditiously resolve plant problems and improve plant reliability and safety.

  • May analyze chemistry and adjust chemical concentrations as required. Monitor steam piping system and associated equipment; obtain readings from steam, condensate, and flow meters, and interpret readings to make necessary repairs or adjustments.

  • Performs all duties applying safety and environmental protocols, and adhering to regulatory mandates

  • Carries out other duties as assigned.

Please note that this position is located in Lusby, MD. Any successful candidates would be required to relocate to the general area of Lusby, MD.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Job Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years experience in an industrial setting in process/product chemical engineering or operations, or power plant operations, depending on type of experience.

  • Recent experience with LNG is preferred, however, petrochemical NGL, cryogenic natural gas processing, or hydrocarbon processing experience may be acceptable

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of analytical chemistry and laboratory concepts and techniques, particularly as they relate to analytical techniques for high-purity water.

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of environmental regulations.

  • Must be able to demonstrate basic computer skills with a knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Ability to demonstrate analytical and deductive reasoning skills, laboratory skills, oral and written communication skills, , instrumentation skills, and mathematical skills.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve equipment or process problems.

  • Ability to conduct site inspections or walk downs, including working at heights.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license.

Educational Requirements:

  • Preferred: Associate , Other Education: Mechanical, Electronic or related field

Formal education in related technical or engineering discipline or related military training/experience is desirable.

Expectations of Dominion Cove Point employees:

  • You will work safely by following Dominion and Cove Point policies and procedures.

  • You are early or on time for your job every day.

  • All employees will be available for overtime per work guidelines and management discretion.

  • Vacation and time off will be allocated as fairly as possible, per Dominion policy and Cove Point work guidelines.

  • Operations employees will work rotating shifts. At times, operators may work days on special projects, but management retains the ability to return employees to shift as per station needs.

  • You will be knowledgeable of and comply with all Dominion and Cove Point policies and procedures.

  • You will be additive to the team structure here. All jobs are team jobs – team comes first, you come second.

  • Your performance will be fairly evaluated. You will receive open feedback on your performance. You are expected to learn and grow into your job. You will be compensated based on your performance.

  • Employees will be expected to participate as Structural Fire Brigade members.


This job requires recommended test results from the EEI Plant Operators Selection System (POSS) aptitude test, administered on site during the pre-employment process. To view the practice test, cut and paste the following URL in your browser,

Education Equivalent

Education Level: Preferred: Associate , Other Education: Mechanical, Electronic or related field.

Formal education in related technical or engineering discipline or related military training/experience is desirable. Completed all Company-provided training on the various types of equipment in LNG facility. Other training requirements include the following curriculum:

  1. Utility operations, including air, water, sanitation, steam and nitrogen.2. Electrical power generation operations3. Ship loading/unloading systems operations.4. Emergency shutdown (EDS) systems.5. Fire and gas detection and suppression systems.6. Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) operations.7. Basic machinery diagnostics.8. Basic office applications and time-reporting procedures.9. Basic Maintenance Management System (SAP) applications.10. Distributed Control System (DSC) operations.11. Process controls.12. LNG pump operations.13. LNG plant operations, principles and theories.14. LNG vaporizer operations.15. Boil off gas (BOG) and vapor return blower operations.

Working Conditions

Confined Spaces 26-50%

Dust / Grease / Oil 26-50%

Energized Wires 26-50%

Heat 26-50%

Loud Noise 26-50%

Office Work Environment 26-50%

Operating Machinery 51-75%

Outdoors 51-75%

Pressurized Lines & Valves 51-75%

Radiation Up to 25%

Travel Up to 25%

Test Description

This job requires recommended test results from the EEI Plant Operators Selection System (POSS) aptitude test, administered on site during the pre-employment process. To view the practice test, cut and paste the following URL in your browser,

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.

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.

You can experience the excitement of our company – it's the difference between taking a job and starting a career.

Nearest Major Market:Washington DCJob Segment:Operations Manager, Technician, Gas Technician, Chemical Research, Operations, Technology, Energy, Engineering