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Southern Company Mechanic (Chattahoochee Hydro) in Fortson, Georgia

Mechanic (Chattahoochee Hydro)


Mechanic – Georgia Power Chattahoochee Hydro Plant

This position will be covered by the Memorandum of Agreement between Georgia Power and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and is based in Salem, AL.

Job Requirements

Troubleshoot and repair mechanical problems on equipment in an industrial environment. The position will be filled at a Journeyman level.

Job Knowledge

Previous experience as a mechanic or formal apprenticeship preferred:

  • Must have experience repairing industrial boilers (not required in Hydro but required if ever moved to a fossil steam plant)

  • Must have experience repairing pumps, valves, gearboxes, etc.

  • Must have experience welding (Stick, MIG, TIG)

  • Must have experience using an oxygen/acetylene torch

  • Must have experience using precision measurement tools

  • Must have experience aligning pumps and motors

  • Must have experience rigging and lifting heavy equipment

  • Must be able to read and understand plant system and equipment prints

  • Must be able to read, understand and apply technical instruction manuals

  • Must be able to use power and hand tools

  • Must possess intermediate computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, Maximo a plus)

  • Intermediate skill at running lathes, end mills, etc. preferred

  • Experience tearing down and reassembling Hydro units preferred

Behavioral Attributes

  • Must be able to work in a team environment

  • Must exhibit a positive attitude

  • Understand and follow safety rules

  • Must demonstrate effective communication skills (oral and written)

  • Must exhibit a high degree of flexibility to demonstrate effectiveness in changing priorities and job assignments.

  • Must be self-motivated and effective in working in an empowered work environment.

  • Must be able to plan and execute the plan to complete job assignments

  • Must be willing to respond to call-out, work overtime, nights, weekends and holidays.

Successful completion of the POSS/MASS pre-employment test is a requirement.


Logon to:

Click on "EEI PracticeTest" 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 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

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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-West Georgia-Fortson

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

Plant Bartletts Ferry - 61 Lee Road 335 (61FORTSON)

61 Lee Road 335

Fortson, 31808

Req ID: GPC2006669

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