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Southern Company Instrumentation and Controls Technician - Bartlett's Ferry Hydro in Columbus, Georgia

Instrumentation and Controls Technician - Bartlett's Ferry Hydro


I&C Technician

Chattahoochee Hydro

This position is responsible for installing, calibrating and maintaining instruments and controls to facilitate the operations of a hydro power plant. Troubleshoot plant controls and electrical systems and complete repairs as necessary, which includes but is not limited to digital control system & circuits, power circuits, and control devices on plant equipment. The incumbent will also be expected to perform all work safely and with the utmost concern for the safety of self and other employees. All work is to be performed in compliance with environmental permits and regulations. Complete data sheets, test records, and other operational documentation as required for equipment and systems. Understand and utilize a variety of hand tools, power tools, measurement and test equipment in the performance of duties.


Job Experience

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in electronic, pneumatic, and hydraulic instrumentation and controls for power plants required.

  • Extensive experience with digital control systems, PLCs, Woodward Governor/Turbine Controls, and L&S Governor/Turbine Controls desired.

  • In depth knowledge of GE Cimplicity Human Machine Interface (HMI) desired


  • Two-Year College/Technical Electronics Degree with a minimum of two years of experience (completion of Navy nuclear training will be accepted in lieu of college/technical degree)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Able to troubleshoot complex electronic systems.

  • Detailed knowledge of plant control and data acquisition systems desired.

  • Good problem solving and analytical skills necessary to determine current / future operating conditions and trends for optimizing plant performance.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, proven written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently and as an effective team member.

  • Knowledge of hydro plant operation is desired.

  • Able to support a 24/7 schedule, including holiday and back shift work when necessary.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office computer applications.

  • Able to walk on grading and have finger dexterity

Behavioral Attributes

  • Support the Company's “ Safety Excellence” safety philosophy.

  • Exemplify Southern Style behaviors and be a team player with a positive attitude towards work.

  • Highly motivated with an eagerness to learn and the ability to handle change.

  • View challenges as learning opportunities and possess the ability to multi-task.

Other Requirements

Successful completion of the Technical Aptitude Test for Instrument & Controls Technicians.

This position will be filled at a level depending on experience

Other Requirements

  • Successful completion of the Technical Aptitude Test for (TECH test) for Instrument & Controls Technicians.

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

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

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: Alabama-South Alabama-Salem

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Other Locations: Georgia-West Georgia-Columbus

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Bartlett's Ferry - 61 Lee Road 335 (61SALEM)

61 Lee Road 335

Salem, 36874

Req ID: GPC2006692

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