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Environmental Lab QA/QC Specialist (Chemistry & Fuels)

Atlanta, GA

QA/QC SPECIALIST - Environmental Lab, Chemistry & Fuels

Location: Environmental Lab, 2480 Maner Rd SE, Atlanta, Ga 30339

** PLEASE NOTE: You will be required to be in the office FULL-TIME .

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for maintaining the environmental laboratory’s quality assurance and quality control program to provide analytical data that helps the Company meet or exceed environmental compliance with state and federal regulations.

The position demonstrates a broad knowledge of various sections of the laboratory that are needed to maintain the quality system and standards. This position has primary responsibility to Chemistry and Fuels analytical services and will have secondary responsibility to other analytical services.

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

  • BS degree required. Chemistry, Biology, or other science related field preferred.

  • Experience working in a generating plant a plus.

  • Strong mathematics, statistical competencies a plus.

  • Documented training and/or experience in QA/QC processes, procedures, and controls required.

  • Overall knowledge of the quality systems and auditing requirements as defined by ISO/IEC 17025 required.

  • Extensive lab experience and knowledge of lab instrumentation and equipment, as well as the ability to evaluate new technologies and instrumentation.

  • Experience conducting Chemistry analysis in a laboratory and in accordance with NELAC requirements required.

  • Experience conducting Fuels and/or Radiochemistry analysis in a laboratory and in accordance with regulatory requirements preferred.

  • Extensive knowledge of laboratory operations and analytical test methods for which data review is performed.

  • Broad analytical knowledge and ability to independently approve and report analytical data to customer groups and/or regulatory agencies.

  • Ability to consult with customers on analytical data and reports and make decisions to facilitate analytical solutions.

  • Ability to comprehensively evaluate the effectiveness of the lab’s QA/QC program and to ensure the laboratory meets QA/QC requirements.

  • Communication and interpersonal skills to interface with internal and external groups including laboratory employees, accreditation agencies (NELAC assessors), customers and regulators regarding analytical quality matters.

  • Act as a liaison between Georgia Power Company and various external publics regarding analytical matters.

  • Deliver presentations and conduct training for the laboratory and for customers regarding QA/QC issues.

  • Demonstrate problem solving, analytical skills and statistics needed to evaluate data, troubleshoot complex issues, and establish appropriate compliance controls.

  • Demonstrated computer proficiency using instrument and data management software including but not limited to LIMS and quality data management software (Horizon LIMS, Ideagen, ComTrac, Enablon), Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, SharePoint), and Nitro PDF.

  • Ability to write/revise technical procedures as well as conduct or perform work utilizing technical procedures.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Approve and report quality analytical data to customer groups and/or regulatory agencies for chemistry and fuels analytical services.

  • Provide oversight and coordination for analytical and quality control functions including but not limited to QA/QC procedures, quality manuals, equipment maintenance and calibration programs, sample receipt, quality control charts, trending, uncertainty calculations, internal and external QA/QC audits, analytical certifications, NCCAs and proficiency testing programs.

  • Serve as the Lead Auditor for internal QA/QC audits and the primary point of contact for external audits. Additionally, serve as peer auditor for other areas of the laboratory.

  • Effectively maintain QA/QC programs to ensure the laboratory complies with standard operating procedures, regulatory requirements, and customer requirements.

  • Develop partnerships, coach and mentor with employees, appropriate levels of management, and external publics to effectively manage analytical and quality control procedures that enable the laboratory to provide cost effective, timely and accurate laboratory services.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relations between GPC and external accreditation organizations that directly impact the current and future operations of GPC’s Laboratory; Serve in key leadership positions on external committees, as needed.

  • Identify and track pending accreditation requirements, aid in the development of Company positions, and provide comments to promote the development of sound guidelines.

  • Partner with laboratory sections to define clear roles, responsibilities, and QA/QC processes to maintain the integrity and effectiveness of the laboratory’s quality system.

  • Serve as a leader in maintaining the quality system by proactively identifying quality issues, reporting issues to management, providing training to laboratory personnel, initiating investigations, implementing corrective actions, and tracking findings.

  • Champion the use of technology for efficiency and risk mitigation.

  • Focus on Safety First and wellness; identify and implement corrective actions for unsafe working conditions.

  • Serve as Supervisor delegate, as needed.

BEHAVIORAL ATTRIBUTES:

Must model Our Values behaviors; exhibit strong leadership qualities; possess the ability to produce high quality results efficiently and with minimal work direction; customer focused; committed to excellence; must demonstrate initiative and flexibility; possess the ability to build positive relationships with internal and external workgroups and customers; team player; effectively coach and mentor; be a leader; demonstrate personal responsibility; enthusiastic; positive attitude; willingness to learn; ability to promptly address issues (duty to act). There will be additional duties for this position as the overall workgroup responsibilities are be evaluated for future sustainability for the laboratory.

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeogiaPower.com and connect with the Company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower), Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower) and Instagram (Instagram.com/ga_power).

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network, and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience, and sustainability, we are taking action to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit www.southerncompany.com.

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 Identification: 5013

Job Category: Environmental & Forestry

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Georgia Power

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