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Manufacturing Process Specialist (Birmingham)

Birmingham, AL

Manufacturing Process Specialist (Birmingham)

Summary of Position Duties:

The Vendor Oversight (VO) Manufacturing Process Specialist (Sr. MPS) position is in the Nuclear Oversight group, of Southern Nuclear Company (SNC). To enhance supplier and sub-supplier equipment quality, this position is responsible for performing VO surveillance of both Supplier and/or Sub-supplier manufactured equipment. This position also requires a review and report on Supplier and/or Sub-supplier manufacturing processes including the assessment of capability and capacity of machines and processes, manufacturing employee qualifications, and the evaluation of new manufacturing facilities, processes, and technologies.

Additional job Review proposed Technical Specifications to determine manufacturing process requirement

Conduct Supplier and Sub-Supplier Manufacturing surveillances to evaluate:

Manufacturing Equipment

Manufacturing Processes

Manufacturing Capability

Manufacturing Capacity

Manufacturing employee qualifications

Manufacturing Process Specification M Earn supplier auditor qualification

Perform supplier quality audits.

Identify manufacturing process problems.

Conduct Pre-job Briefs with the Supplier Quality Manager

Maintain job qualifications according to SNC training requirements

Implement VO Manufacturing Process Surveillance Plans with rigor and intrusiveness.

Maintain a Questioning Attitude at all times.

Maintain the VO Database

Monitor the activities of Component Engineers acting in VO roles

Capture supplier manufacturing deficiencies discovered while performing process surveillance activities

Issue and resolve Supplier Non-conformance Reports

Issue, as applicable, Condition Reports

Support VO group metrics reporting

Support group, department, division and company goals

As required, act as a team member to resolve group, department, division and company issues

Self-educate to stay current with new manufacturing processes, codes, standards, etc.

Challenge existing processes and procedures.

Identify process inefficiencies and offer recommendations for resolution.

When required, act on the behalf of the Supplier Quality manager

Education & Work Experience:

The ideal candidate must meet one of the following requirements:

(Note: Although the job duties of Sr. Engineer and Manufacturing Process Specialist Sr. are identical, the Sr. Engineer title can only be used if the candidate is in possession of a bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited program).

Sr. Engineer

  • A bachelor’s degree in Engineering (ideally, in the areas of Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering), and a minimum of 5 years of related manufacturing experience, or

Manufacturing Process Specialist, Sr.

  • Closely related technical degree and a minimum of 10 years of related manufacturing experience, or

  • A minimum of 15 years of related manufacturing experience.

The following areas will be used in evaluating what is considered “related manufacturing experience”:

  • Operations management; mid to high level

  • Design engineering or manufacturing engineering

  • Project management or related engineering field

  • Specification Development

  • Manual or CNC Machining

  • Equipment or Material Testing

  • Tool development and design

  • Welding or Welding Inspection

  • Coatings or Coatings Inspection

  • Assembly or Assembly Inspection

  • Quality Control including Gauge, CMM, Assembly or Test

  • Foundry Casting design and foundry processes

  • Production Quality Improvement Integration

  • Manufacturing Process Scheduling

Additionally, the following Certifications are desirable but not required:

  • Certified Welding Inspector

  • Certified Non-destructive Examination Inspector

  • Certified QC Inspector

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Desired:

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills

  • Thorough knowledge of the processes associated with heavy manufacturing

  • Ability to evaluate process implementation against applicable technical and quality Codes and Standards

  • Competent degree of analytical and computer skills, particularly Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point. A background in Visual Basic Applications, SharePoint,, and HTML Programming languages is not required but would be helpful.

  • Strong teamwork skills and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people at different levels working toward a common goal.

  • Quick learner, self-starter, strong initiative, self-motivated

  • Ability to obtain a valid US Passport.

Travel Requirement:

The work associated with this position requires up 75% travel away from the office.

Southern Nuclear is a leader among the nation’s nuclear energy operators, running six – soon to be eight – units for Alabama Power and Georgia Power. For more than 40 years, the company has operated nuclear energy facilities at the highest levels of safety and reliability, creating carbon-free electricity for millions of homes and businesses.

SNC prioritizes the health and safety of the public and its employees above all else, operating its facilities safely, reliably and affordably for customers and communities while using innovative technologies and practices that enhance performance. This work is enabled by the continuous development, leadership and skills of a high-performing workforce.

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: 4521

Job Category: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Schedule: Full time

Company: Southern Nuclear


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