Southern Company Operations Technician (SPC Dahlberg) in Nicholson, Georgia

Operations Technician (SPC Dahlberg)


Operations Technician

Plant Dahlberg

An Operations Technician is primarily responsible for the operation and maintenance of the power plant on a 24/7 – 365 basis. Additional responsibilities will include: monitoring, troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing the plant's electrical and mechanical equipment, utilizing a computerized work order management system (Maximo®) and other common programs as well as actively participating in the fleet-wide operation review boards as a system owner.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills)

Job Experience:

  • Previous power plant experience is preferred.

  • Combined Cycle Operations experience preferred.

  • Electrical Troubleshooting experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong mechanical and electrical aptitude.

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and repair electrical and mechanical equipment is required.

  • Previous Operations Experience a plus

  • Instrumentation experience is a plus.

Other Attributes:

  • Excellent communication, problem solving, and team skills required.

  • Demonstrate Our Values behaviors

  • Must be able to handle complex, pressure situations and be adaptable to a changing work environment.

  • Must be able to support a 24/7 schedule, including holidays.

  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with work management software (maximo®) preferred.

  • Must be a self-starter, highly motivated, and able to organize work with minimal supervision.

  • Must successfully pass the TECH test and GPO-CC test.


  • Operations & Maintenance of 10 Combustion Turbine Units.

  • Electrical Troubleshooting and Maintenance on Balance of Plant equipment (Electrical Motors, Breakers, Actuators,

  • Relays etc.)

  • Mechanical Troubleshooting and Maintenance on Balance of Plant equipment (Pumps, Valves fans etc.)

  • GE Mark V and PLC control system troubleshooting and operation

  • Must have a self-directed mindset

  • Ability to make sound decisions under pressure.

  • Actively participate in SPC operations review board teams/Technical teams when assigned.

  • System ownership- Develop work scope for outages and routine maintenance on assigned system, share best practices across fleet, establish budget for assigned system (replacements and/or maintenance cost)

  • Clearly communicate complex issues to management, vendors and external personnel in order to resolve problems quickly and effectively.

Practice Test

Many of our tests have practice tests available; there is one available for the TECH test and the GPO test.

  • Click this link for the GPO study guide:

  • Click this link for the GPO testing FAQs:

Logon to this website and follow the instruction below to access study materials for the TECH test:

Use the following information to log into the site to access the practice test:

  • Username: southern

  • Password: testing

Practice tests: TECH - Technician Occupations

Limited Relocation assistance may be provided.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 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: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-North Georgia-Nicholson

Operating Company: Southern Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Plant Dahlberg - 585 Jarrett Road (585NICHOLSON)

585 Jarrett Road

Nicholson, 30565

Req ID: SPC2000036