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Southern Company Instrumentation and Controls Technician (Plant Scherer) in Juliette, Georgia

Instrumentation and Controls Technician (Plant Scherer)


I & C Technician

Plant Scherer

Juliette, GA

Job Description

This position performs technical and analytical services essential to the control systems and associated equipment (electronic, pneumatic, and hydraulic) for the operation of Plant Scherer. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting the plant controls and electrical circuits in addition to completing repairs as necessary. The incumbent will also be expected to perform all work safely while maintaining instrumentation including but not limited to, pressure, temperature, level, and flow devices that provide input to the various control systems. All work is to be performed in compliance with environmental permits and regulations. Completing data sheets, test records, and other operational documentation is required for equipment and systems in the computer-based work order system, MAXIMO ® . Must understand and utilize a variety of hand tools, power tools, measurement, and test equipment in the performance of duties.

Position will be filled depending on the level of experience.


Job Experience and Education

  • Two-year technical degree from a certified technical institution or military equivalent required

  • Power plant experience in electronic, pneumatic, and hydraulic controls is preferred

  • General knowledge in Distributed Control Systems, PLCs, GE Mark VIe Controls, Bently Nevada and Spectrum CEMS software is desired

  • Experienced in Foxboro Control Systems is a plus

  • Plant Operations experience is a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must be able to troubleshoot complex electronic systems.

  • Detailed knowledge of plant control and data acquisition systems is desired.

  • Must have good problem-solving skills in troubleshooting/understanding power plant processes

  • Should be able to interpret electrical prints; functional logic diagram experience is a plus

  • Ability to work independently and as an effective team member.

  • Knowledge of PRB coal fired power plant operation is desired .

  • Candidate must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office computer applications.

  • Must be able to walk and work on grading that may include high elevations

  • Must be able to support a 24/7 work schedule, including weekend and holiday shift work when necessary

Behavioral Attributes

  • The successful candidate must support the Company's safety "Safety Excellence" philosophy.

  • Candidate must exemplify Our Values and be a team player with a positive attitude.

  • Incumbent must be highly motivated, value continuous learning and be adaptable to a changing work environment.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills; demonstrates initiative and possess the ability to multi-task.

Other Requirements

  • Successful completion of the Technical Aptitude Test for Instrument & Controls Technicians.

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 DiversityInc 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

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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Central Georgia-Juliette

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Plant Scherer - 10986 Highway 87 (10986JULIETTE)

10986 Highway 87

Juliette, 31046

Req ID: GPC2007608

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