Southern Company Maintenance Supervisor - Electrical - Plant Farley in Dothan, Alabama

Maintenance Supervisor - Electrical - Plant Farley


MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR (Electrical) - Plant Farley, Columbia, AL

Opportunity available for a Maintenance Supervisor (Electrical) at Plant Farley in Columbia, AL to lead a team of employees responsible for all maintenance related activities at the site including safety, compliance, reliability, efficiency and workforce excellence.

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!


The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for leading a team of employees responsible for all maintenance related activities at the site including safety, compliance, reliability, efficiency and workforce excellence. This individual will be responsible for providing leadership and guidance in support/communication of Southern Nuclear goals and strategic initiatives. This position ensures that Nuclear Safety is the overriding priority and instills this priority in the maintenance workers.


  • Own the Corrective Action Program.

  • Work schedule may include either 12 hour rotating shift or 12 hour rotating shift relief. Travel less than 10% for training and to assist sister plants.

  • Observe maintenance workers and provide intervention and coaching to reinforce management expectations and positive behaviors.

  • Provide employees with regular feedback on performance, including coaching and intervention to reinforce expectations and develop acceptable behaviors.

  • Ensure activities are performed in accordance with approved written documents such as approved plant procedures and work order instructions.

  • Demonstrate ownership of business and management goals and lead team to align their efforts with those goals.

  • Participate actively in the Work Management Process to ensure work is executed safely, efficiently and effectively.

  • Encourage employees to develop a high level of craftsmanship with an emphasis on nuclear safety, personnel safety and equipment reliability.

  • Support initiatives such as Maintenance Ownership and Subject Matter Expert activities.

  • Participate as required in benchmarking and assessment activities.

  • Provide on-the-job training and evaluation opportunities for employees.

  • Maintain a high level of productivity within the work force.

  • Participate in the training process, own the training process and observe the training process as required.

  • Own the Corrective and Elective Maintenance Backlog.

  • Live within one hour of the SNC Emergency Operations Facility for emergency response availability


  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required

  • Four years electrical maintenance experience required

  • One year of commercial or Navy nuclear power experience required

  • Supervisory/leadership experience preferred

  • Previous work order planning experience preferred


  • Must be well organized and capable of handling multiple priorities simultaneously

  • Must have strong communication and presentation skills

  • Must have strong problem solving skills

  • Must be able to work in any environment demanded of the work force, including temperature extremes and elevations

  • Must have a working knowledge of plant maintenance and shop practices with aptitude in all disciplines.

  • Must have a working knowledge of OSHA and NRC requirements and be familiar with plant design and function.

  • The successful candidate must be committed to "Constant Improvement" for themselves, the employees and the facility.

  • Understanding of IBEW contract preferred


  • Regulatory requirements: Respiratory protection - ANSI Z88.2 - 1980; OSHA 1910.134; NRC 20 CFR20-103, NUREG 0041.

  • Ensure personal safety standards are understood & enforced and that assigned workers perform their work safely.

  • The successful candidate must meet background screening and NRC Fitness for Duty requirements.

  • In order to obtain unescorted access, the selected candidate will be required to complete a Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ).

  • Information from this form will be used to conduct an extensive background investigation as required by Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

  • It is unlikely you will be granted access if (1) you have had a positive drug or alcohol test within the past five years, (2) you have used or possessed drugs in the past five years, (3) you have a felony conviction in the past five years, (4) you have recent misdemeanor convictions, (5) you falsify or omit information or fail to fully cooperate during the investigation process. This list is not inclusive.


  1. Must be inclined toward improving processes and performance

  2. Must demonstrate interest in the business challenge

  3. Must be committed to Constant Improvement

  4. Must be a change agent

  5. Puts safety first in all activities

  6. Employees of Southern Company and Southern Nuclear exemplify "Southern Style", which are actions and behaviors that are modeled in their every day work-life. Candidates for employment are also expected to exhibit these attributes.

What we seek are individuals who exhibit:

  • Unquestionable trust - honesty, respect, fairness and integrity. We expect individuals to keep their promises and exhibit ethical behavior as their standard.

  • Superior Performance - We are dedicated to superior performance throughout our business. Individuals should exhibit the ability to have a priority of safety first, teamwork, diversity and continuous improvement through strong leadership.

  • Total Commitment - We are all committed to the success of each other, customers, shareholders and to citizenship and stewardship in all our actions. We seek individuals who can share in this commitment.

Southern Nuclear's highest priority is the safe and reliable operation of our current fleet. As candidates from Southern Nuclear are considered for interview and selection, management will ensure that such decisions are made in the best interest of the entire fleet, with a focus on maintaining the proper levels of human resources for our six operating units.

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 (EOE) of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and strongly support diversity in the workplace.


Job Field: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-South Alabama-Dothan

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Other Locations: Alabama-South Alabama-Columbia

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

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

7388 North State Hwy 95

Columbia, 36319

Req ID: SNC2005106