Southern Company Operations Technician - Plant Harris CC in Autaugaville, Alabama

Operations Technician - Plant Harris CC


Operations Technician

Plant Harris Combined Cycle

Plant E.B. Harris Generating Facility, a combined cycle plant located in Prattville, Al, is currently seeking candidates for the position of Operations Technician. The selected candidate for this position will be responsible for operating and maintaining a combined cycle power plant.


This position will be responsible for operating combined cycle units, monitoring, troubleshooting, performing maintenance and repair of all electrical & mechanical power plant equipment. This is a multi-crafted position that has the responsibility of performing various other duties that are expected; these include project management and system ownership assignment. The selected candidate must be able to work a rotating day and night shift schedule that includes coverage on weekends and holidays.

Job Experience

Previous power plant, turbine, or boiler experience is preferred.

Gas turbine or combined cycle experience is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Strong electrical & mechanical aptitude is required. Experience in troubleshooting and repairing electrical & mechanical equipment is required. General proficiency in using computer applications, i.e. Microsoft Office products is required. Experience in Maximo work order management system is a plus. An associate’s technical degree in electrical/instrumentation field is a plus.

Behavioral Attributes

This position requires excellent communication, problem solving skills, and participation in a team oriented environment. An Operations Technician must have the ability to handle complex and high pressure situations.

An Operations Technician must be a self-starter.

Practice Test

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

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Click on "EEI Practice Test" on the right hand side; a new window to the Edison Electric Institute© website will open.

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

  • Name: southern

  • Password: testing

Practice tests: TECH - Technician Occupations


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Job Field: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-South Alabama-Autaugaville

Operating Company: Southern Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Autaugaville Cmb Cycle Plt - 600 County Road 41 (600AUTAUGAVILLE)

600 County Road 41

Autaugaville, 36603

Req ID: SPC2000033