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Gen Plt Oper II (CC&CT)

Atlanta, GA

General Plant Operator

(Operations and Maintenance Technician)

Georgia Power Company – Plant McDonough Combined Cycle

Position Summary

Plant McDonough anticipates the need to seek highly skilled multidiscipline candidates for a General Plant Operator (GPO) position to operate & maintain our combined cycle and/or combustion turbine power plants in Atlanta, Ga. The duties of a General Plant Operator include operating, monitoring, troubleshooting, and repairing the plant’s electrical, instrumentation and mechanical power plant equipment related to the operation of a combined cycle and/or a combustion turbine power plant. This position helps maintain plant maintenance records in a computer-based work order system, Maximo and performs various other duties that are expected; these include a plant maintenance rotation, system ownership assignment and various other tasks associated with operations and maintenance. This posting is intended to identify an available and qualified pool of candidates who may be considered during the next hiring cycle.


  • HS Graduate or Equivalent

  • 2-Year College/Technical Degree or Equivalent Military Training preferred

Job Experience

  • Combustion turbine, combined cycle, or fossil steam boiler-turbine, experience is desired.

  • Previous operations experience desired.

  • Industrial maintenance and troubleshooting required, five or more years desired.

  • Experience in industrial electrical/mechanical/I&C or certified training desired.

Job Requirements

  • Ability to perform thorough and effective operator rounds, evaluate equipment conditions, heat rate losses, and any potential hazards. Write condition reports for any noted deficiencies.

  • Must be able to learn how to independently operate a combined cycle and/or combustion turbine plant and communicate effectively with plant stakeholders. This includes following procedures and checklists for unit start-up and shutdowns.

  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to apply principles of logical thinking and deal with situations that are countered.

  • Strong mechanical and electric aptitude and a demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and repair electrical and mechanical equipment are required.

  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills are required.

  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and acquire basic computer skills.

  • Work with other departments for the successful execution of scheduled work and planned outages by supporting planning and scheduling activities. This includes assisting with work scope identification through system walk downs and evaluations.

  • Maintain proper documentation for assigned system (inspection reports, outage reports, equipment specifications, etc.)

  • Must be able to work in difficult environments including confined spaces, extreme hot and cold temperatures, indoors and outdoors, around loud noise and locations accessible only via vertical ladders or over uneven spaces, cat walks, climbing high elevations up to 100 feet or working on grated surfaces/platforms.

  • Must perform duties wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) which may include safety glasses, hard hats, respirator, dust mask, steel toe shoes, gloves and hearing protection.

Other Attributes

  • Must be able to support a 24/7 shift schedule, including overtime, holiday and back shift work.

  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills, team player.

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

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

  • Role Model for Southern Company Behaviors – Our Values

    • Safety First

    • Unquestionable Trust

    • Superior Performance

    • Total Commitment

Must be able to pass the pre-employment testing: **GPO 2.0 Test ***

*New testing standards for General Plant Operators went into effect January 1, 2019. All interested candidates who previously qualified on the previous GPO test must take and qualify on the new GPO 2.0 test to be considered. If you meet the basic job requirements during the screening process, you will receive an invitation to take the GPO 2.0 test to meet the new requirements for General Plant Operators.

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 and connect with the Company on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (

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

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: 6466

Job Category: BidSOurce

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Georgia Power


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