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Southern Company Storage Mechanic (Ancona) in Ancona, Illinois

Storage Mechanic (Ancona)



Basic Function

This position will be responsible for completing a variety of tasks associated with the safe operation of various components and equipment associated with our high-pressure natural gas Storage and Transmission assets. This role will work in a team environment as well as have individual assignments. This role will be required to certify after a designated training period and will become enrolled into the union after 30 days.


  • Operate facilities in a safe and efficient manner to meet production/throughput requirements, including starting and stopping of reciprocating and centrifugal engines and compressors.

  • Repair liquid centrifugal pumps and positive displacement pumps.

  • Properly, legibly and accurately record all equipment and operational data as required.

  • Inspect, repair, adjust and reset pressure regulators, relief valves, level controllers and shutdown devices on rotating equipment as needed.

  • Routinely inspect, operate and grease pumps, valves, motors and bearings as needed.

  • Repair or replacement of electric motors, shafts, and bearings in overhead cooler fans and in pumps.

  • Assist in the repair of equipment such as regulators, valves, pumps, gauges, filters, cooler fans, air compressors, air dryers, gas compressors, etc. as determined by physical inspections or scheduled preventative maintenance.

  • Comply with Company, State, and Federal safety and environmental regulations.

  • Perform welding and cutting work or any other work necessary in the maintenance of equipment and facilities.

  • Perform pipe fitting, plumbing, ditching work necessary in the installation or repairs of pipelines.

  • Replace filter elements as required.

  • Operate and maintain valves and valve operators of various types and sizes throughout plant.

  • Accept changes in work schedule, available for shift work, subject to call-outs as required for operations, including short notice/no notice overtime and extended shift coverage.

  • Performs various duties to maintain the Company’s buildings, facilities, equipment, and right-of-ways, for neat and orderly appearances. (Examples include mowing, weed-trimming, cleaning compressors & building, cleaning & routine service of vehicles and lawn equipment, janitorial maintenance of office).

  • Safely and effectively work to accomplish assigned tasks in a timely manner, including the operation of forklifts, aerial platforms, etc…

  • Perform asset inspections, including painting and applying protective coatings.

  • Obtain and document surface wellhead pressures and flows as assigned.

  • Change surface equipment pressure and flow recording charts as assigned.

  • Place surface wellhead equipment online or offline.

  • Conduct Transmission City Gate Regulating Station inspections, including changing pressure and flow recording charts as assigned.

  • Recognize AOC’s (Abnormal Operating Conditions) and take appropriate actions.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Education, Certifications/Licenses:


  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record and ability to obtain a CDL within probationary period prior to final certification, including passing Company driving tests.


  • Technical degree or certification with operations or equivalent work experience in technical trades such as welding, machinist, equipment mechanic or engineering.

Related Work Experience:


  • Previous experience with mechanical systems and operations.


  • Previous experience with oil and gas operations, petrochemical operations, or technical process operations.

Applicant may possess a combination of equivalent education and work experience.

Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Must be able to read, write and interpret written materials, including understanding drawings, blueprints, charts, etc.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate and interpret information in both verbal and written formats.

  • Must be able to utilize computers for accomplishing work tasks.

  • Must be able to pass classification certification testing and Operator Qualification written and demonstrative tasks.


  • Fork lift experience.

  • Aerial platform experience.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work at elevated heights.

  • Must be physically able to walk for extended periods, stoop, bend, crawl, walk, climb ladders and lift up to 100 pounds.

  • Must be able to utilize hand tools, shovels, brooms, etc…

  • Must have a keen sense of smell, hearing, vision and color identification.

  • Ability to work in all types of terrain and weather conditions is required.

  • Will be required to wear Fire Retardant Clothing and Personnel Protective Equipment.

  • This position is required to work for extended periods of time in varied weather conditions. Required to work periodically away from assigned location.


This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally 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 energy companies 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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Illinois-Central Illinois-Ancona

Operating Company: Nicor Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

Ancona - 28512 North 100 East Rd (28512AnconaCODE)

28512 North 100 East Rd

Ancona, 61364

Req ID: NGC2000008