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Southern Company Experienced Operations Technician (SPC Rowan) in Salisbury, North Carolina

Experienced Operations Technician (SPC Rowan)


Experienced Operations Technician

Southern Power Company

Position Summary

SPC is currently seeking candidates for an Experienced Operations Technician position to operate & maintain the Plant Rowan combined cycle power plant. Additional responsibilities will include: monitoring, troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing the plant’s electrical, instrumentation, and mechanical power plant systems, and various other responsibilities as required. Maintain plant maintenance records in a computer-based work order system (Maximo®), participate in the plants maintenance program as a system owner and actively participate in the fleet-wide operation review boards as a system owner. This is a multi-crafted position that has the responsibility of performing various other duties that are expected; these include project management and system ownership assignments.


  • HS Graduate or Equivalent.

  • 2-Year College/Technical Degree preferred.

Job Experience

  • Minimum of two to five years combined cycle operations experience as a control room and field operator is required.

  • Experience with power plant combustion turbine major maintenance programs including: combustion inspection, HGPI, major overhaul procedures including related auxiliary equipment is preferred.

  • Experience with Toshiba steam turbines in combined cycle service is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Desired

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to apply principle of logical thinking and deal with situations that will be encountered.

  • Strong mechanical and electric aptitude and a demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and repair electrical and mechanical equipment are required.

  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills are required. Must be able to work with minimal supervision and acquire basic computer skills. Experience in (Maximo®) work order management system is preferred.

  • Must be able to learn how to independently operate a combined cycle plant and communicate effectively with plant stakeholders.

  • Ability to perform physically demanding activities (i.e. climbing stairs & ladders, lifting heavy equipment) while working safely in all types of weather.

Other Attributes

  • Must be a self-starter.

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills, team player.

  • Must be able to handle complex, pressure situations and be adaptable to a changing work environment.

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

  • Must be able to pass the pre-employment testing: TECH - Technician Occupations and GPO.

Demonstrate “Our Values”

  • Safety First - We believe the safety of our employees and customers is paramount. We will perform and maintain every job, every day, safely.

  • Unquestionable Trust - honesty, respect, fairness, and integrity driver our behavior. We keep our promises and ethical behavior is our standard.

  • Superior Performance - We are dedicated to the superior performance throughout our business. Our priorities are safety first, teamwork, diversity and continuous improvement through strong leadership.

  • Total Commitment - We are committed to the success of our employees, customers, and shareholders, and to citizenship and stewardship in all our actions.

Practice Test

Many of our tests have practice tests available; there is one available for the TECH test and the GPO test.

Click this link for the GPO study guide:

Logon to this website and follow the instruction below to access study materials for the TECH test:

Use the following information to log into the site to access the practice test:

  • Username: southern

  • Password: testing

Practice tests: TECH - Technician Occupations

Limited Relocation assistance will be provided.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 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 Field: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: North Carolina-Salisbury Area-Salisbury

Operating Company: Southern Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Plant Rowan - 5755 NC 801 Hwy (5755SALISBURY)

5755 NC 801 Hwy

Salisbury, 28147

Req ID: SPC2000102

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