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Southern Company Chemical Technician (Plant Scherer) in Juliette, Georgia

Chemical Technician (Plant Scherer)


Chemical Technician

Plant Scherer

Juliette, Georgia (Central Georgia Area)


The responsibilities of the plant Chemical Technician will include performing technical and analytical services essential to the operation of a fossil fuel power plant, including:

  • Working safely and being accountable for your safety and the safety of your coworkers

  • Provide chemical protection of the steam generating equipment to minimize outages due to corrosion and deposits in the steam/water cycle components

  • Minimize the loss of efficiency and possible replacement of water treatment, steam generating, condensing and turbine mechanical components

  • Assist in ensuring compliance with applicable environmental, safety and health regulations: ash pond inspections, dikes and wells reporting, drinking water reporting, etc.

  • Operate and maintain water treatment plant for production of de-ionized/ultra-pure water

  • Conduct sampling of water, boiler/turbine cleaning samples, oil, coal ash, and metal deposits

  • Perform analytical testing and monitor plant effluents

  • Perform analytical testing and monitoring of Flue Gas Desulphurization (scrubber)

  • Calibrate and maintain laboratory and on-line equipment and instrumentation

  • Maintain bulk chemical and laboratory supplies inventory

  • Assist regulatory compliance personnel to help ensure compliance with applicable environmental, safety and health regulations

  • Operate condensate polishers

  • Provide equipment clearances - according to the plant clearance procedure

  • Operate and maintain sewage treatment plants

  • Perform duties in the main lab

  • Perform QA/QC on instrumentation

  • Maintain and calibrate bench top instrumentation

  • Inventory lab equipment and reagent chemicals

  • Perform duties in the Water Analysis labs

  • Generate water quality reports

  • Collect regulatory water samples

  • Conduct air in leakage surveys

  • Ensure all laboratory areas meet housekeeping standards outlined by the plant


Pre-Employment Requirements :

  • Possess a valid driver's license

  • Must qualify on the EEI Technician Occupations Selection System (TECH) pre-employment test

  • Pass a drug test, physical and background investigation

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • BS or BA degree in chemistry or physical science field (minimum of 25 quarter hours or 15 semester hours of chemistry) required

  • Experience and competency in the use, calibration and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation/equipment

  • Knowledge of proper analytical methods and techniques is required

  • Previous experience in large water treatment facility is preferred. This would include operating and maintaining clarification, filtration, reverse osmosis and de-ionization systems

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities :

  • Broad knowledge of analytical, inorganic, oil, environmental and water chemistries required

  • High level of knowledge of chemical treatment methods and operation of water treatment plant is preferred.

  • Collect samples from inside the power plant and water treatment plant; Analyze water and ash samples.

  • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical systems, read and understand schematic diagrams and identify plant water process problems is preferred.

  • Perform QA/QC on instrumentation; Maintain and calibrate bench top instrumentation.

  • Proficiency in various Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook

  • Ability to understand mechanical and electrical theories and fundamentals

  • Ability to read and interpret information presented in graphic form (examples are blueprints, diagrams, drawings, graphs and plots)

  • Understanding handling requirement of hazardous materials (HAZMAT)

Behavioral and other Requirements:

  • Demonstrate behaviors that align with our organization's "Our Values" ideals.

  • Safety First – We believe the safety of our employees and customers is paramount. We will perform and maintain every job, every day, safely.

  • Unquestionable Trust - honesty, respect, fairness, and integrity driver 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

  • Be dependable and punctual

  • Ability to use proper personal protective equipment (PPE) daily including protective eyewear, natural fiber or fire retardant clothing and steel-toe or composite-toed shoes

  • Ability to wear respiratory protection periodically

  • Ability to work shifts, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays is required

  • Ability to work in non-temperature controlled environments (extreme heat & cold)

  • Ability to work in an environment that could include fly ash, coal dust, and chemical fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals

  • Available for call-out and overtime is required

  • Ability to work with limited supervision in a team environment

  • Ability to take initiative required to manage projects and address issues

  • Ability to work in extreme noise and vibration

  • Ability to work around moving equipment or objects

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

  • Ability to lift and/or carry up to 50 lbs.

  • Ability to climb ladders, bending, reaching , working at different elevations

  • Basic mechanical skills and / or knowledge

Safety Sensitive

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 Field: Research & Laboratory Sciences

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Central Georgia-Juliette

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Plant Scherer - 10986 Highway 87 (10986JULIETTE)

10986 Highway 87

Juliette, 31046

Req ID: GPC2007597

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