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Southern Company Control Technician - Plant Farley in Columbia, Alabama

Control Technician - Plant Farley


Control Technicians - Plant Farley

It's an exciting time to be part of our growing organization. Southern Nuclear, 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 of two new reactors is underway at our Plant Vogtle location. 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!

Job Summary and Responsibilities:

A Control Technician at Plant Farley 1 & 2 will be responsible:

  • Performing relay calibrations to ensure compliance with protective and generation associated relay regulations

  • Performing routine maintenance on plant measurement, control and monitoring equipment to include the Westinghouse Ovation system

  • Performing surveillance and calibration on safety related relays

  • Managing the calibration lab and coordinating with offsite companies to ensure M&TE meet calibration standards

  • Monitoring the cyber security program for maintenance activities

  • This position may require emergency response organization participation

Education Requirements:

  • 2 Year Associate Degree in Electronics, Electronic Technology, Instrumentation or equivalent military training

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Two years of working experience in instrumentation and control, required

  • Nuclear power plant experience strongly preferred

  • Experience with Maximo for work order processing and condition reporting strongly preferred

  • Job knowledge in troubleshooting and calibration of complex relays and computer control systems required

  • Knowledge of PC's and basic computer skills (MS Excel, MS Office, MS Access)

  • Familiarity with OVATION control systems strongly preferred

  • Instrumentation knowledge in a power plant environment strongly preferred

  • Ability to interpret logic diagrams, electronic and electric schematics required

  • Ability to research, interpret and follow complex procedures required

  • Use electronic test equipment such as meters, digital recorders, oscilloscope, etc.

  • Industry certification as a basic Protective Relay Maintenance Technician or equivalent and work experience in the following: Maintaining, calibrating, functionally testing, troubleshooting and repairing electromagnetic induction protective relays, specifically:

  • Overcurrent relays

  • Over/undervoltage relays

  • Buss/differential relays

  • Transformer percentage differential with harmonic restraint relays

  • Industry certification as a Generation Protective Relay Maintenance Technician or equivalent and wok experience in the following: Maintaining, calibrating, functionally testing, troubleshooting and repairing generation protective relays, specifically:

  • Overcurrent relays

  • Negative sequence relays

  • Loss of field relays

  • Reverse power relays

  • Differential relays

  • Familiarity with the Double protective relay test system

Other Requirements

  • The successful candidate must meet background screening and fitness for duty requirements.

  • The successful candidate must meet the physical requirements of the position.

  • Ensure personal safety standards are understood

  • This position requires you to serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization and live within one hour of Plant Farley's Emergency Operations Facility.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company at (NYSE: SO at ) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, SouthernLINC Wireless and Southern Telecom. Southern Company also has a growing competitive generation company. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices below the national average. Southern Company is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

Southern Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and strongly support diversity in the workplace.

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-South Alabama-Columbia

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Plant Farley - 7388 North State Hwy 95 (7388COLUMBIA)

7388 North State Hwy 95

Columbia, 36319

Req ID: SNC2005763