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Southern Company Maintenance Specialist in Athens, Tennessee

Maintenance Specialist


Basic Function:

Perform RNG gathering system and plant operation duties. Inspect, maintain and repair equipment and facilities associated with operating RNG gathering system, compression, chillers, separators, process skids, leachate pumps, TOX, and emergency gas pipeline locating. Perform relief operator duties, as needed, for gas plant operations. Duties involve working around high pressure natural gas and leachate systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•Operate gathering system and auxiliary equipment at assigned facility to attain specific pressures and flow rates. Adjust equipment to maintain maximum operating efficiency of the leaching facilities.

•Legibly and accurately record all equipment operating data; accurately prepare electronic reports needed to satisfy regulatory and operational requirements (i.e., daily, weekly, monthly, annual, etc.).

•Must develop a working knowledge of landfill gas well operations and be able to assist with, and/or, supervise well development projects, and maintain accurate records and daily reports for same work.

•Schedule and perform minor repairs to equipment as needed; coordinate major repairs or equipment/facility inspections by third parties.

•Conduct required inspections of leachate equipment and systems. Report verbally and in writing to Supervisor any malfunctions or symptoms of failure.

•Operate and maintain valves and valve operators of various types and sizes throughout plant and pipeline system. Respond to One Calls as needed. Conduct maintenance and inspections on pipeline facilities or other plant equipment when requested.

•Assists other personnel in performing various tasks as requested.

•Briefs Supervisor and appropriate personnel of current operating conditions, difficulties encountered and known unusual conditions in the performance of leaching and/or plant equipment.

•Participates in job and/or technical training programs and cross-training assignments to improve knowledge and skills.

•Accept changes in work schedule, available for shift work, subject to call-outs as determined by Supervisor.

•Operate gas compression, processing, and associated equipment as required.

•Comply and become familiar with Company policies and procedures as well as applicable State and Federal safety and environmental regulations.

•Actively participates in the safety program and maintains tools, equipment, and work area in a safe and orderly manner.

•Promotes relations with customers, producers, and landowners, and cooperates with other departments.

•The person in this position is required to work for extended periods of time in varied weather conditions. May be required to work periodically away from assigned location.

Education and Experience:

•Work experience with the following:

•RNG well construction, completion, Vacuum gathering systems, RNG well balancing RNG well fields to maintain gas quality going to the RNG plant.

•Maintaining equipment and operations associated with RNG gathering and processing..

•High School Graduate or GED


•Mathematical proficiency and legible handwriting for the purpose of report preparation to outside agencies and Management

•Ability to prepare written reports in a clear and concise manner

•Basic understanding of computers


•Valid driver’s license.

Working Conditions/ Physical Requirements:

•Lift and carry medium to heavy weight items. Reach overhead for items, stoop, bend, and twist while working. Ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or 50 pounds of force frequently.

•Other physical activities include crouching, talking, hearing, and performing repetitive motions. Visual acuity requirements include color, depth perception and field of vision necessary to operate a computer.

Disclaimer: 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 of employees in the job. Reasonable accommodation 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: Tennessee-Chattanooga Area-Athens

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Renewco - Meadow Branch - 243 County Road 166 (243AthensTNCODE)

243 County Road 166

Athens, 37303

Req ID: ASC2000028