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Southern Company Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Technician in Riverdale, Georgia

Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Technician


Basic Function:

Directly responsible for maintaining and ensuring the reliable operation of the natural gas liquefaction, boiloff, and vaporization process systems for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant 365 days a year. Responsible for the analyzing, troubleshooting, and repairing of all plant equipment and performing all preventive maintenance to ensure the proper calibration of the process equipment and control instrumentation. Trains new LNG technicians as well as other plant personnel. Provides shift coverage for operators during operation and works at other plants when the need arises. Works with high pressure gas, cryogenic liquids (-260 degrees), high temperature machinery, high electrical voltage (4160 volts), combustion chambers and at elevated heights.


  • Maintains and repairs equipment and controls (e.g. gas turbines, security/ surveillance systems, large industrial engines/compressors, generators, boilers, gas/air regulator, control valves, cooling fans, and smart transmitters).

  • Provides proactive preventative maintenance (PM) activities (e.g. major engine/compressor overhauls, annual inspections, relief/control valve testing, switch calibrations). Must maintain records on computer system to ensure compliance with state, federal, and Company policies and regulations.

  • Trouble shoots equipment and system problems (e.g. AC/DC circuits, computer controlled loops, programming, ignition systems, leak repairs, hazard detection systems, thermal transfer, medium voltage (4160), low voltage, high temperature combustion chambers); repairs or replaces as required.

  • Orders specialty replacement parts: researches options (price, lead time); prepares quarterly maintenance budget. Performs fabrications and provides technical assistance to contractors during capital projects.

  • Maintains LNG tanker systems and portable vaporization equipment (e.g. repairs leaks, calibrates instruments and trains field personnel company wide). Maintains tanker and hazardous materials endorsements.

  • Communicates maintenance techniques and procedures for State and Federal agencies, as well as company audits (internal engineering, safety, insurance and security).

  • Prioritizes/plans PM’s to meet the needs of all the LNG plants.

  • Performs inventory control functions and utilizing material management system.

  • Responds to emergency call outs and demands of the LNG plant and/or Gas Control on 24/7 basis.

  • Maintains availability to work weekends, holidays, and overtime/extended hours.



  • High school diploma or GED

  • 3-5 years’ experience maintaining and repairing industrial mechanical, electrical, electronic equipment and systems


  • 2-3 years LNG Operator experience

  • 3-5 years’ experience in power generation and high voltage.

  • 3-5 years of control system experience

  • Ability to read P&Is, CLDs, and SLDs


  • Equivalent academic education and experience


  • Function Block Programming (Ladder Logic)

  • MS Excel – basic proficiency

  • MS Access – basic proficiency

  • MS Word – basic proficiency

  • 7I Plant Maintenance System – intermediate proficiency

  • Stress management

  • Troubleshooting skills in the industrial field

  • Forklift certification

  • DOT 193 and NFPA 59A requirements (e.g. confined space entry, fire training)



  • Company driving test

  • Fire Fighting certification

  • DOT physical examination including drug and alcohol screening

  • Forklift certification

  • DOT 193 and NFPA 59A requirements (e.g. confined space entry, fire training)


  • Commercial driver’s license with hazardous materials and tanker endorsement


  • Executing for Results

  • Collaboration and Building Relationships

  • Learning and Thinking

  • Industry Knowledge/Business Acumen

  • Honoring Corporate Values & Standards


  • Critical operation during extreme ambient temperatures (0 degrees to 100 degrees)

  • Ability to work safely at elevated heights (top of LNG tank)

  • Exposure to excessive heat, cold and noise


This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees in the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) 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

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-Metro Atlanta-Riverdale

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Riverdale LNG - 7790 Hwy 85 (7790RiverdaleCODE)

7790 Hwy 85

Riverdale, 30274

Req ID: GAS2004385