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Southern Company Quality Control Specialist in Waynesboro, Georgia

Quality Control Specialist


Quality Control Specialist - Vogtle 3&4

It's an exciting time to be part of our growing organization. If a new and significant challenge is what you have been longing for, and if you are energized, positive, committed, and desiring to make a difference, then we are looking for YOU to join our team!

Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC), headquartered in Birmingham, AL, operates Southern Company's six nuclear reactors at three locations in Georgia and Alabama: two reactors at Plant Vogtle, near Waynesboro, GA; two reactors at Plant Hatch, near Baxley, GA; and two reactors at Plant Farley, near Dothan, AL. In addition, construction activities are underway for two new reactors at our Plant Vogtle location.


The successful candidate will coordinate with the quality control activities of the Nuclear Development (ND) QC organization regarding inspections and construction surveillances to verify performance of testing activities to the requisite codes, standards, specifications and drawings. Job responsibilities may include the performance and reporting of periodic surveillances and assessments as dictated by the nature or complexity of testing activities.

The Quality Control Organization has sufficient independence from other nuclear development priorities to bring issues forward affecting safety and/or quality. The successful candidate may make judgments regarding quality in all areas necessary regarding SNC's Nuclear Development Program. This position reports directly to the Vogtle 3&4 Component Maintenance Organization Manager.


  • Effective implementation of the Nuclear Development (ND) QA Program

  • Performs the day-to-day activities to ensure that satisfactory QC programs are in effect.

  • Responsible for carrying out the oversight surveillances on quality-related activities and ensuring that site activities conform to QC program requirements during the construction and testing of the facility.

  • Coordinates the reviews of project inspection planning documents to ensure that the appropriate elements of the Quality Program (e.g., critical characteristics for inspection) have been addressed, and will monitor the approved inspection planning documents for inspection characteristics source document changes (e.g., Codes, Standards, Specifications) for inspection plan updates for additional review and approval.

  • Obtains and maintains the appropriate inspection/testing qualifications in order to provide effective oversight surveillances of site inspections and testing activities.

  • Observes and documents conditions regarding quality in all site construction areas.

  • Keeping QC management informed of activities related to their area of responsibility


Education Requirements:

  • Associates degree of Science in Engineering, Math or Physical Sciences highly desired

Background/Experience Requirements:

  • Experience in the areas of non-destructive examination, field construction required

  • Education and experience to allow certification as a Level II Inspector in accordance with NQA-1 (1994) required.

  • Excellent demonstrated oral and written communication skills required.

  • Engineering, construction, nuclear plant or military experience highly desired

  • Nuclear power plant construction or pre-service experience highly desirable.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Must exhibit the Southern Style behaviors - Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment

  • Unquestionable Trust: Honesty, respect, fairness and integrity drive behaviors. Keeps promises and has ethical behavior as a standard

  • Superior Performance: Dedicated to superior performance and sets high expectations. Priorities are safety first, teamwork and diversity and continuous improvement through leadership

  • Total Commitment: Committed to success of employees, customers, and shareholders and to citizenship and stewardship

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

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...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

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

7825 River Road


Req ID: SNC2005948

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