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Southern Company Aux Equipment Operator (Plant Bowen) in Cartersville, Georgia

Aux Equipment Operator (Plant Bowen)

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Auxiliary Equipment Operator

Plant Bowen

Cartersville, Georgia

Georgia Power is looking for skilled individuals for future Auxiliary Equipment Operator positions located at Plant Bowen.

We would like to take the opportunity to share information regarding this opening and to learn more about you as a potential candidate. Your information will be collected and evaluated. At this time, you may experience a delay in being contacted for next steps in the selection process as we invite candidates to take required skills testing. Please check your email messages regularly as we will communicate with you via email.

JOB SUMMARY

The Auxiliary Equipment Operator (AEO) position is an entry level position in the Power Plant Operations department that is responsible for continuous inspection, monitoring, and troubleshooting of industrial type plant equipment to ensure their reliable and efficient operation. AEOs also perform routine operations tasks including:

  • collecting and documenting readings

  • initiating work orders to address equipment issues

  • removing coal burning waste by-products

  • servicing equipment such as adding oil or changing filters

  • performing equipment isolation and alignments (electrical and mechanical)

  • operating pumps, fans and conveying systems

  • performing housekeeping activities to ensure that dust control procedures are being addressed around the plant. This will include performing fire watch and responding to incipient fires.

In performing these tasks, AEO's must:

  • brief relief shift personnel on the status of the work and any information pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of equipment on the unit.

  • assist other personnel including mechanical and electrical maintenance, laboratory, and engineering personnel.

  • follow safety rules, regulations and procedures.

  • In order to retain employment AEOs must pass onsite training program and qualification exam.

This job is subject to the provisions of Paragraph 46 of the Memorandum of Agreement between GPC and IBEW Local Union No. 84.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Pre-Employment Requirements

Candidates for employment must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Possess a valid driver's license

  • Successfully pass the written POSS/MASS Test and Physical Abilities Test. Testing will be coordinated by the recruiter for this position. No action regarding test scheduling is necessary on the interested applicant's part. Simply apply for the position to begin the candidate screening process. To view aptitude test information, see the bottom of this job posting for instructions for the POSS/MASS Practice Test. Even if you are already test qualified, you must re-apply.

  • Pass a drug test and background investigation.

  • Be able to medically qualify for the use of a respirator

Education & Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.

  • Technical Degree (Diploma or Certificate) a plus.

  • Previous work experience (full-time or part-time) preferred but not required.

  • Previous work experience in power plant, manufacturing, industrial, commercial, warehousing, construction or other safety related setting preferred but not required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of basic electrical and mechanical principles

  • Knowledge of hand tools

  • Math calculation skills

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to read, understand and follow technical procedures, rules and regulations

  • Ability to read and interpret tables, graphs, and piping diagrams

  • Ability to take measurements using gauges, digital meters, and other instruments.

  • Ability to work with and support team oriented work groups

  • Ability to perform physical activities while wearing respirators with filter cartridges or self- contained breathing apparatuses in a power plant environment.

  • Open two-way communication skills.

Behavioral and Other Requirements

Demonstrate behaviors that align with our organization's " Our Values " philosophy. The 3 tenets of Our Values are:

  • Safety First - hold safety as a core value, focus on safety excellence and risk reduction, embrace a caring culture and equate safety to caring for our co-workers as well as ourselves

  • Unquestionable Trust - honesty, respect, fairness, and integrity drive our behavior. We keep our promises and ethical behavior is our standard.

  • Superior Performance - We are dedicated to the superior performance throughout our business. Our priorities are safety first, teamwork, diversity and continuous improvement through strong leadership.

  • Total Commitment - We are committed to the success of our employees, customers, and shareholders, and to citizenship and stewardship in all our actions.

  • Have a strong safety awareness

  • Be dependable and punctual.

  • Demonstrate a can-do attitude, take initiative, and look for process improvements. Safety First - hold safety as a core value, focus on safety excellence and risk reduction, embrace a caring culture and equate safety to caring for our co-workers as well as ourselves

  • Unquestionable Trust - honesty, respect, fairness, and integrity drive our behavior. We keep our promises and ethical behavior is our standard.

  • Superior Performance - We are dedicated to the superior performance throughout our business. Our priorities are safety first, teamwork, diversity and continuous improvement through strong leadership.

  • Total Commitment - We are committed to the success of our employees, customers, and shareholders, and to citizenship and stewardship in all our actions.

  • Strive for self-improvement.

  • This job requires shift work and overtime, and you will be required to work some weekend, nights and holidays: Plant Specific - Shift schedules are voted on annually, but currently this plant has two fixed 12-hour shifts (7:00 AM - 7:00 PM or 7:00 PM – 7:00 AM) worked on rotating weekdays.

  • Must be available to respond to call-outs seven days per week

  • Must perform some physical activities while wearing respirators with filter cartridges or self- contained breathing apparatuses in a power plant environment

  • Must be able to perform duties wearing personal protective equipment which may include: safety glasses, hard hat, respirator, dust mask, steel toe shoes, gloves and hearing protection

  • Must be able to lift, push or pull heavy equipment or other items weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • 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 20 feet or working on grated surfaces/platforms above 20 feet.

  • Must be willing to work with high voltages and high steam and water pressures.

Georgia Power Company has classified this position as “Safety Sensitive” and as such is subject to relevant pre-employment screening(s) to determine fitness for duty. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the applicant successfully completing all required fitness assessments.

Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position

PRACTICE TEST

Logon to: http://www.southernco.com/about-us/careers/hr-process/employment-testing.cshtml

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 are:

  • POSS - Plant Operator

  • MASS - Power Plant Maintenance

Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.

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 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 Field: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-North Georgia-Cartersville

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

Plant Bowen - 317 Covered Bridge Road, SW (317CARTERSVILLE)

317 Covered Bridge Road, SW

Cartersville, 30120

Req ID: GPC2008791

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