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Southern Company Corrosion Technician - VNG in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Corrosion Technician - VNG

Description

The purpose of this position is to maintain the corrosion control facilities and systems put in place to prevent the corrosion and degradation of facilities owned and operated by Virginia Natural Gas. This position will ensure corrosion control measures in place and effectively documented as required by relevant policies and codes and provide corrosion control support to VNG operations as required.

The Corrosion Technician is a focused discipline within a job family. The duties listed are activities associated with the various levels of the engineering progression. This progression covers the following general titles:

  • Corrosion Technician I

  • Corrosion Technician II

  • Corrosion Technician III

Functional Expertise:

  • Responsible to perform required surveys (i.e., annual test points, isolated services, casings, bonds, foreign crossings) in compliance with applicable codes, standards, and procedures.

  • Responsible for timely cathodic protection troubleshooting (i.e., low systems, shorted conditions)

  • Responsible for timely creation of remediation work orders (i.e., install anodes, clear short, install insulator, repair / replace test station). Follows through with necessary departments to ensure timely completion.

  • Responsible for maintenance and updates of corrosion control mapping systems to the system of record (GIS) in a timely fashion

  • Responsible for performance of QA checks of survey data collected by others

  • Responsible for troubleshooting and maintenance of rectifiers

  • Responsible for calibrating reference cells in accordance with procedures

  • Responsible for exposed gas piping in accordance with procedures

  • Responsible for design of corrosion control systems

Business Acumen:

  • Monitors corrosion control records to ensure compliance

Engagement:

  • Provides relevant support / inspection for cathodic protection needs on engineering / construction projects

  • Provides corrosion control-related support to Integrity Management Departments as needed

Driving Results:

  • Generates reports as needed

  • Assists with implementation of Accelerated Actions (DIMP) & additional Preventive and Mitigative measures (TRIMP)

  • Accurately records compliance records into the appropriate system of record in a timely fashion

  • Participates as needed in regulatory audits to ensure success

Qualifications – Corrosion Technician I

A Corrosion Technician I may enter the role with little / no corrosion control experience. Initially, the Corrosion Technician I will complete work under the guidance of a more experienced Corrosion Technician.

Education, Certifications/Licenses:

Required:

  • High school diploma with equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred:

  • NACE CP1 (Cathodic Protection Tester)

Related Work Experience:

Preferred:

  • Pipeline or plumbing experience

Specific Skills & Knowledge:

Required:

  • MS Office – basic proficiency

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to read and understand codes, standards, and procedures

  • Mathematics aptitude – intermediate proficiency

  • Problem solving skills

Preferred:

  • Electrical knowledge / Basic DC Circuit Knowledge

  • Pipeline Compliance Systems / Cathodic Protection Data Manager (CPDM)

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) proficiency

Qualifications - Corrosion Technician II

The Corrosion Technician II can perform most activities independently.

Education, Certifications/Licenses:

Required:

  • Associate degree – technical / trade school with math or science-based curriculum

Preferred:

  • NACE CP2 (Cathodic Protection Technician)

  • NACE CP1 (Cathodic Protection Tester)

Related Work Experience:

Required:

  • 3 years pipeline cathodic protection / corrosion control

Specific Skills & Knowledge:

Required:

  • MS Office – intermediate proficiency

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to read and understand codes, standards, and procedures

  • Knowledge of electrical principles – intermediate proficiency

  • Mathematics aptitude – intermediate proficiency

  • Intermediate cathodic protection troubleshooting skills

  • Basic cathodic protection design skills

Preferred:

  • Pipeline Compliance Systems / Cathodic Protection Data Manager (CPDM)

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) proficiency

Qualifications – Corrosion Technician III

Education, Certifications/Licenses:

Required:

  • Associate degree – technical / trade school with math or science-based curriculum

AND

  • NACE CP1 (Cathodic Protection Tester)

  • NACE CP2 (Cathodic Protection Technician)

Related Work Experience:

Required:

  • 6 years pipeline cathodic protection / corrosion control

Specific Skills & Knowledge:

Required:

  • MS Office – intermediate proficiency

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to read and understand codes, standards, and procedures

  • Knowledge of electrical principles – intermediate proficiency

  • Mathematics aptitude – intermediate proficiency

  • Advanced cathodic protection troubleshooting skills

  • Intermediate CP design skills

Preferred:

  • Pipeline Compliance Systems / Cathodic Protection Data Manager (CPDM)

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) proficiency

  • Corrosion Control Design Knowledge

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Travel: Frequent local travel with occasional (5 – 20%) overnight travel.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

  • Physical Demands: This position frequently requires prolonged standing or walking.

  • This position frequently requires the incumbent to reach above shoulder level.

  • This position frequently requires the incumbent to bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • This position requires the ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

  • Work Environment: The incumbent works in both office and field environments.

  • The incumbent may work near or with moving mechanical parts.

  • The incumbent may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, or chemicals.

  • The incumbent may be exposed to varying outdoor weather conditions.

  • The incumbent may be exposed to excessive noise.

Disclaimer: 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 (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 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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Virginia-Coastal Virginia-Virginia Beach

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

VNG Virginia Beach - 544 S. Independence Blvd (544VirginiaBeachCODE)

544 S. Independence Blvd

Virginia Beach, 23452

Req ID: VNG2000010

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