Southern Company Nuclear Plant Instructor - Mechanical (Plant Hatch) in Baxley, Georgia

Nuclear Plant Instructor - Mechanical (Plant Hatch)


It's an exciting time to be part of our growing organization. Southern Nuclear, headquartered in Birmingham, AL, operates Southern Company's six nuclear reactors at three locations in Georgia and Alabama: two reactors at Plant Vogtle, near Waynesboro, GA; two reactors at Plant Hatch, near Baxley, GA; and two reactors at Plant Farley, near Dothan, AL. In addition, construction of two new reactors is ongoing at our Plant Vogtle location. If a new and significant challenge is what you have been longing for, and if you are energized, positive, committed, and desiring to make a difference, then we are looking for YOU to join our team!

Plant Hatch has an opportunity for a Nuclear Plant Instructor - Mechanical in the Maintenance and Technical Training organization.


A Nuclear Plant Instructor, SR in the Maintenance and Technical Training organization is responsible for presenting and administering the Mechanical maintenance training program. The Nuclear Plant Instructor will design, conduct and evaluate classroom and simulator instruction; develop training and examination materials; and process and maintain training records for the Mechanical maintenance training program. These activities are instrumental in maintaining the plant's INPO accreditation.

Nuclear Job Responsibilities – Mechanical Instructor

Job Responsibilities including:


  • Conducting needs, job, and task analysis of site training programs

  • Conducting gap analysis


  • Designing training objectives

  • Designing shop training

  • Equipping training shop for conduct of skills training

  • Assisting in developing the overall training plan

  • Scheduling classes


  • Developing lesson materials to be used in the training programs

  • Maintaining plant training materials

  • Maintaining plant training records

Implementation of

  • Conducting classroom training

  • Conducting shop training

  • Conducting flow loop (lab) training

  • Conducting gap training


  • Assisting in determining training program effectiveness

  • Conducting assessments, research, and evaluations

  • Reviewing training materials

  • Corrective Action program activities, deadline management

  • Evaluation of partner programs at Area Technical Colleges


  • Supporting the line organization as requested during temporary outage assignments

  • Managing Initial Training program to include; and time keeping

  • Manage project work load

Job Experience and Educational Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • A total of four (4) years of power plant experience, of which a minimum of one (1) year is nuclear power plant experience, in hands-on, industrial or technical environment. A maximum of two (2) years of the remaining three (3) years of plant experience may be fulfilled by academic or related technical training on a one-for-one basis.

  • Disciplinary knowledge

  • Mechanical fundamentals

  • Shop fundamentals

  • Standard electrical processes

  • Mechanical Journeyman, Assistant Team Leader, Supervisor or Team Leader experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Familiarity with technical drawings

  • Piping and instrumentation diagrams

  • Isometric

  • Layout

  • Computer skills

  • Keyboarding

  • Basic software

  • Communications skills

  • Speaking ability

  • Writing ability

  • Presentation skill

  • Ability to instruct large groups

  • Coaching skills

  • Organizational skills

  • Ability to multi task

  • Ability to prioritize

Behavioral Attributes

  • Values

  • Strong safety focus

  • Leads by example

  • Open to feedback

  • Proactive

  • Creative

  • Tactfully assertive

  • Holds self accountable for superior results

  • Organizational

  • Demonstrates "Southern Style" behaviors

  • Customer focused

  • Practices teamwork

  • Upholds quality standards

  • Considers the financial implications of decisions

  • Assumes personal responsibility for individual and corporate success

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America’s premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 utilities 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 Field: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Central Georgia-Baxley

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Plant Hatch - 11028 Hatch Parkway, North (11028BAXLEY)

11028 Hatch Parkway, North

Baxley, 31513

Req ID: SNC2005127