Operations Technician

Salisbury, NC

Operations Technician

Position Summary

In anticipation for future staffing needs in 2024, 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

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

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

  • Recent 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 actively care about the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and communities. Safely approaching every job, every day, always comes first.​

  • Intentional Inclusion - We are One Team, working to foster a culture of belonging and ensuring our diverse team feels valued. Investing in an equitable culture benefits employees, customers, communities and shareholders. ​

  • Act with Integrity - We act with honesty, respect and fairness, demonstrating trustworthiness in all we do. We are true to our word and follow through on our commitments.

  • Superior Performance - We keep customers at the center of everything we do, with a focus on continuous improvement. We provide exceptional service, delivering innovative solutions that benefit our customers, communities, investors and the environment.

Practice Test

Many of our tests have practice tests available; there is one available for the TECH test, but not the GPO-CC/CT test.

Logon to: Online Products Login Page (eei.org) (https://secure.eei.org/eeitests/onlineproducts/)

Click on "EEI Practice Test" on the right-hand side; a new window to the Edison Electric Institute© website will open.

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

  • Name: southern

  • Password: testing

Practice tests: TECH - Technician Occupations

Limited Relocation assistance may be provided.

Southern Power , a subsidiary of Southern Company, is a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities, and other energy customers. Southern Power and its subsidiaries own 55 facilities operating or under construction in 14 states with more than 12,500 MW of generating capacity in Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia, and Washington.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit www.southerncompany.com.

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 Identification: 5993

Job Category: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Power