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Southern Company Nuclear Chemist - Plant Vogtle 3&4 in Waynesboro, Georgia

Nuclear Chemist - Plant Vogtle 3&4


Nuclear Chemist - Plant Vogtle 3&4

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!

The Nuclear Chemist will report to the Chemistry Shift Operations Superintendent and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and revise processes and procedures in the areas of radioisotope Counting Room activities, diesel fuel oil sampling and analysis, and Primary and Secondary Chemistry procedures.

  • Serve as the sampling system and lab instrumentation expert on selected systems, including troubleshooting and vendor interface

  • Assist with Nuclear IQ data management applications

  • Implement Radiological Effluent Technical Specifications

  • Prepare and update the annual Radiological Effluent Release Report

  • Conduct observations of technician training and conducts on-the-job training and task-performance evaluations of trainees

  • Maintain the Primary, Secondary, and Closed Water Strategic Plans and subsequent revisions to ensure compliance with Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) guidelines

  • Initiate environmental monitoring reports

  • Administer the chemical treatment and chemistry control of the closed cycle cooling water systems

  • Prepare material and services purchase orders and act as purchasing representative for the Chemistry Department

  • Participate in Corrective Action Program and coordinator duties

  • Monitor the meteorological tower data and prepare the annual report

  • Provides oversight for the REMP, groundwater and sewage treatment plant operations and reporting

  • Assume Subject Matter Expert duties for selected laboratory systems

  • Qualify and participate in the Emergency Response Organization (ERO).

  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • B.S. degree or higher in an applied science or physical science discipline

  • Two years of experience in chemistry including one year of radiochemistry experience

  • Two years nuclear plant experience desired

Job Preferences

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Chemistry

  • Completion of a nuclear industry initial chemistry training course or equivalent

  • Knowledge of nuclear plant systems and processes

  • Working knowledge of EPRI, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), and industry chemistry programs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Sound analytical chemistry skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge to work with vendors and service suppliers on procurement, repair, or resolution of chemistry system problems

  • Familiarity with the INPO Systematic Approach to Training (SAT)

Behavioral Attributes

  • Prioritizes and works effectively in deadline-oriented environment

  • Builds consensus and delivers innovative results within cross-functional teams

  • Holds self-accountable for performance and results

  • Respects the dignity of every individual and diverse viewpoints

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. #LI

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-East Georgia-Waynesboro

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

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

7825 River Road


Req ID: SNC2007214