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Southern Company Maintenance Engineer - Plant Vogtle Units 3&4 in Waynesboro, Georgia

Maintenance Engineer - Plant Vogtle Units 3&4


Maintenance Engineer - Plant Vogtle Units 3&4 (Waynesboro, GA)

Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, manages and operates six nuclear power electric generating plants that provide approximately 20 percent of the electricity used in Alabama and Georgia. Southern Nuclear is leading the nuclear renaissance by building the first new U.S. nuclear reactors in more than 25 years. When completed, the two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors currently under construction at Plant Vogtle will make the facility the largest in the U.S. with four reactors on one site.

This is an exciting time to join the Southern Company team and share your talents with a growing and progressive organization!


Maintenance Engineers implement various maintenance programs; identify and solve problems through investigation, evaluation, and resolution; evaluate and implement industry operating experience; and provide general engineering and technical support to maintenance teams. Maintenance Engineers provide support by monitoring equipment, resolving day-to-day problems, and providing technical guidance.

Their responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading the resolution of emergent issues and troubleshooting of equipment

  • Ensuring maintenance effectiveness is balanced with risk and cost

  • Developing and applying predictive maintenance (PdM) technologies to preempt equipment failures

  • Developing vendor specifications for equipment overhauls and monitoring the quality of onsite services

  • Providing technical oversight for major equipment refurbishments

  • Coordinating with equipment vendors for proper product supply or services

  • Coordinating and overseeing offsite repair work and outsourced maintenance

  • Act as a Project Manager and/or Maintenance Supervisor during outages

  • Providing technical support and guidance to Planners developing work packages

  • Resolving engineering problems encountered during around-the-clock work activities

  • Coordinating with Systems Engineering, Design Engineering, Procurement Engineering and off-site Engineering to resolve problems

  • Administrate, coordinate, and provide technical oversight of various Programs, such as: Lifting and Rigging, Welding, ASME Repair and Replacement (R&R), Valve Packing, temporary Leak Repair, Breakers, Large Motors, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A BS degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program or a PE license is required

  • Ability to solve problems and make sound engineering decisions in a timely manner based on experience and industry best practices

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Must be well organized and capable of handling multiple priorities simultaneously

  • Displays high level of ownership for assigned responsibilities

  • Conflict resolution skills that foster collaboration and reinforce trust

  • Holds self and others accountable for results

  • Values diversity and respects others

  • Available to provide occasional plant support beyond normal work hours


  • 2 or more years of Power Plant, Manufacturing, or Heavy Industrial experience is preferred

  • Areas that are of high value:

  • Knowledge of Digital Controls (PLC) troubleshooting and programming preferred

  • Pressure, temperature, vibrational equipment, and signal transfer troubleshooting

  • Proficiency with large rotating machinery maintenance

  • Lifting and Rigging evaluations, including calculations

  • Freeze Seal evaluation/implementation

  • Temporary Leak Repair evaluations

  • Nuclear Safety-Related Coatings (corrosion prevention)

  • Valve and Valve control (Air, Hydraulic, Motor) maintenance

  • Industrial equipment lubrication

  • Value Based Maintenance Strategies

  • ASME Section IX and Section XI

  • Welding, NDT/NDE strongly preferred

Other Requirements

  • Ability to gain unescorted access to Southern Nuclear Operating Company plants is required

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 Diversity Inc., 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: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-East Georgia-Waynesboro

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Plant Vogtle 3 & 4 - 7825 River Road (7825WAYNESBORO)

7825 River Road


Req ID: SNC2006029

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