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Southern Company Chemistry Technician - Plant Farley in Columbia, Alabama

Chemistry Technician - Plant Farley



We currently have opportunities located at our Plant Farley facility for Chemistry Technician. As a Chemistry Technician at Plant Farley, near Dothan, Alabama, your expertise and training will play a critical role in minimizing impurity ingress to ensure component and system protection, maintaining fuel integrity, and controlling the radiation field of the operating units.

Summary of Position Duties

Job responsibilities include water sampling and analysis, chemical additions to plant systems, chemical analyses, radio-chemistry, laboratory Quality Assurance and Quality Control analyses, field monitoring, preparing reports. Also assumes responsibility for chemical control of gas and water systems and maintaining the sewage treatment plant.


  • Four year degree from an accredited college or university in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Physics or other Physical Science major or equivalent as determined by management; with BS degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, preferred. In lieu of the degree one of the following criteria are considered equivalent:

  • Qualification as U.S. Navy Engineering Laboratory Technician (ELT).

  • Completion of accredited nuclear industry chemistry technician training course.


  • Three years nuclear power plant experience preferred.

  • One year laboratory experience preferred, which may include college laboratory experience.

  • Industrial work environment experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Demonstrated commitment to safe laboratory practices.

  • Knowledge of laboratory analytical techniques and applied power plant water conditioning concepts.

  • Analytical instrumentation, make up demineralizers, ion exchange resin principles, chemical and physical properties.

  • Familiar with environmental sampling, methods, requirements and practices.

  • Working knowledge of computer software programs.

Behavior Attributes

  • Excellent communication skills and working knowledge of safe work procedures.

  • Accountable for performance and results.

  • Superior teamwork including respect towards all co-workers.

  • Commitment towards achieving Plant Farley’s business goals and desired business results.

Test Qualifications

Candidates must successfully pass the EEI Technician Occupations Selection System (TECH) test.

Other Requirements

  • This position will require shift work which includes nights, weekends, call outs and holidays.

  • This position requires Emergency Response Organization (ERO) coverage.

  • This position is subject to random drug testing.

  • This position requires the ability to lift 50 lbs.

  • This position will require personnel to work in the industrial plant environment. This includes working in hot areas, radiological areas, at heights, and in areas that requires ascending and descending ladders and steps.

This position is covered under a collective bargaining unit.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a super-regional energy company with 4.3 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Southeast. It is one of the largest producers of electricity in the U.S. Southern Company is the parent firm of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Power, Southern Nuclear, SouthernLINC Wireless, and Southern Telecom. Southern Company brands are synonymous with excellent customer service, high reliability, and prices that are 15 percent below the national average.

Southern Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.


Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-South Alabama-Columbia

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

Plant Farley - 7388 North State Hwy 95 (7388COLUMBIA)

7388 North State Hwy 95

Columbia, 36319

Req ID: SNC2006886