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Southern Company Tool Repair Technician in Forest Park, Georgia

Tool Repair Technician



Location: 160 Lake Mirror Road - Forest Park, GA

As a member of the Georgia Power team, you will have a unique opportunity to grow your career with one of the Southeast's largest and most well-respected employers. We provide a supportive environment for learning and growth, excellent pay and benefits, and a culture that is built on the highest standards of customer service.


The Tool Repair Technician is responsible for maintaining and repairing various small tools used by generating plants and power delivery headquarters. The technician in this position is responsible for troubleshooting, repairing, testing, and performing preventative maintenance on a wide variety of battery-operated, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical tools, also to include small engines, and test equipment. Other duties include data entry, inventory management, and basic computer skills. This position is located at the Central Tool Shop facility in Forest Park, GA. However, on occasion, you will be expected to travel to other work locations to repair tools on-site.

Candidates must be able to support a 24/7 work schedule including holidays and overtime when necessary. Must be willing to work various shifts as needed, but generally days. Subject to callout overtime situations.

The starting salary will be based upon the conditions of the Memorandum of Agreement Wage Schedule between Georgia Power and IBEW Local Union Number 84.




  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

  • To be considered for an interview, candidates must qualify for the Construction and Skilled Trades Test (CAST).


  • Two-year technical degree or certificate.

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge and use of hand and power tool operation required.

  • Basic computer skills required.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office computer applications.

  • Use computer program to track time, parts, and repair details.

  • Customer service experience preferred.

  • Must have good problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Must be able to troubleshoot simple electronic and mechanical systems.

  • Must be able to walk on grading and have finger dexterity.

  • Repair and test hydraulic crimpers, cutters, pumps, intensifiers, drills, chainsaws etc.

  • Repair and test battery and electrical power tools such as drills, saws, and service savers.

  • Interpret logic diagrams and tool schematics.

  • Perform repair and maintenance on 2 Cycle and 4 Cycle small engines.

  • Pick-up and delivery of small tools to and from customer locations as needed.

Behavioral Aspects:

  • Incumbent must be highly motivated with an eagerness to learn and the ability to handle change.

  • Should also view challenges as learning opportunities and possess the ability to multi-task.

  • Candidate must be willing to maintain regular attendance.

  • Candidate must be available to work outside normal operating hours which could include nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.

  • Must be available to respond to any emergency callout.

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, proven written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently and as an effective team member.

  • The candidate must be a team player, customer oriented, trainable, and willing to develop their career.

  • Must understand the value of customer service and support.

Other Requirements:

  • This is an IBEW covered position.

  • Valid driver's license is required and pass company driving tests.

  • Must successfully pass the CAST test and qualify on the Physical Abilities Test (PAT) by demonstrating ability to complete certain physical tasks.

  • Must be able to get badge access at nuclear plants.


Tool Repair Technician will undergo training which includes on-the-job training with classroom training and/or vendor training.

Georgia Power Company has classified this position as "Safety Sensitive" and as such is subject to relevant pre-employment screenings to determine fitness for duty. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the applicant successfully completing all required fitness assessments.

Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum) at least SIX MONTHS prior to applying for this position.

Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by Diversity Inc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

We offer a competitive compensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Forest Park

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

160 Lake Mirror Road - 160 Lake Mirror Road (160FORESTPARK)

160 Lake Mirror Road

Forest Park, 30297

Req ID: GPC2007773

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