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Career Opportunities

Being a member of the Southwestern Virginia Gas team means having a career that impacts thousands of people living, working, and traveling within our community. Our employees enjoy a small-company work environment where each person is recognized as playing a major role in the overall success of the organization. Other benefits for full-time positions include Medical Insurance, HSA Contribution, Sick Leave, Holiday and Vacation Pay, 401K Plan Matching, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Basic Life Insurance, Short Term and Long-Term Disability, Bereavement Leave, and Employee Discounts.

Southwestern Virginia Gas Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification. All employment and personnel policies and practices will be administered according to the principles of equal employment.

It is the practice of Southwestern Virginia Gas Company not to accept unsolicited resumes, applications or general job inquiries. You are encouraged to submit an application for specific advertised job vacancies listed below for which you believe you are qualified.


Current Openings

Construction Technician Trainee
Southwestern Virginia Gas Company is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Construction Technician Trainee. This is a full-time non-exempt position with benefits including company-provided uniforms with free laundry service. Pre-employment drug screen required.


This entry-level position will entail training and qualification for performance of the following duties:

  • Reading natural gas meter routes on a monthly basis.
  • Installing and maintaining natural gas pipelines and associated facilities.
  • Excavating, shoring, backfilling and restoring disturbed areas.
  • Completing natural gas service turn-offs and turn-ons at customer premises.
  • Patrolling natural gas facilities and responding to abnormal operating conditions.
  • Locating and marking buried pipelines in response to va811 tickets.
  • Performing natural gas leak investigations.
  • Responding to natural gas emergencies.
  • Performing various other tasks as assigned and directed.

Required Experience, Skills, and Abilities:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Valid Virginia Driver’s License with an insurable record.
  • Operation of hand tools, power tools, and other equipment.
  • Must have the physical strength to load and unload heavy pieces of equipment and supplies to and from trucks and/or trailers.
  • Ability to smell odorant used to detect gas leaks.
  • Ability to work Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM with the potential of occasionally working nights, holidays, and on-call emergencies. Must reside within 25 miles of Martinsville, VA for emergency call-outs.

Rate of Pay:

Newly-hired technicians will receive hands-on experience and formal training as part of a two-year apprenticeship program. Beginning wage is $19/hour with potential increases based on performance and successful progression through the program. Upon completion of the apprenticeship program technicians may earn $22/hour with the potential for merit-based wage increases on an annual basis thereafter.



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