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Southern Company Plant Field Services Technician – Electrical (Central Alabama Region) in Quinton, Alabama

Plant Field Services Technician – Electrical (Central Alabama Region)


Plant Field Services Technician – Electrical (Central & West Alabama Regions)

T&PS Technical Services - Electrical Field Support Dept

This position will be located at Plant Miller in Quinton, AL


This position will be filled at level NE6, NE7, NE8, or NE9 depending on the skills and abilities of the successful candidate. This position will primarily support the following sites: Plants Miller, Greene County, Lowndes County CoGen, Warrior Hydro.

Primary duties will include:

  • Protective relay calibration (both digital and analog relay systems)

  • Battery and DC system maintenance activities

  • Meter calibration (including indicating and revenue meters)

  • Transformer device testing

  • General electrical system modification and troubleshooting


  • Primary responsibility would be maintenance testing of protective relays and metering systems during plant shutdowns. Other duties will include backup support for battery maintenance testing, metering calibration, and transformer device testing.

  • Overtime work will be required periodically to support customer schedules.

  • Some travel within the southeast will be required.Expected travel requirements will be approximately 50%.



  • Associate degree or two-year technical school preferred.


  • Experience in electrical controls, maintenance and troubleshooting.

  • Familiarity with electrical test equipment and device calibration.

  • Highly desirable would be hands on experience with testing protective relays.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Working knowledge basic electrical control systems.

  • Familiarity with metering and protection systems, batteries, chargers, and inverters.

  • High degree of familiarity with electrical test equipment and procedures.

  • Good understanding of mechanical concepts.

  • Knowledge of basic engineering mathematics.

  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics and wiring diagrams.

  • Ability to use basic computer applications.


  • Demonstrate Southern Company Values – Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment.

  • Safety focus and a strong personal safety record.


  • Relocation assistance is available if the selected candidate currently resides outside the area.


  • Competitive Pay

  • Excellent benefits packages which includes:

  • Medical and dental coverage

  • Defined Pension/Cash Balance Benefit Plan

  • Performance-sharing plan

  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match

  • Bonus opportunities

  • Tuition Reimbursement

Please submit an updated resume with your application.

Southern Company at (NYSE: SO at ) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at 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 Field: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-West Alabama-Quinton

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 50 % of the Time

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Miller Steam Plant - 4250 Porter Road SW (4250QUINTON)

4250 Porter Road SW

Quinton, 35130

Req ID: SCS2008624

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