Southern Company Chemical Technician (SPC Oleander & Stanton) in Orlando, Florida

Chemical Technician (SPC Oleander & Stanton)


The responsibility of the Chemical Technician supporting a power generation facility will include providing chemical protection of the steam generating equipment to minimize outages due to corrosion and deposits in the steam and cooling water cycle components. Monitor health of the water-steam cycle in accordance with water chemistry guidelines and standards. Operate, maintain, and provide basic mechanical maintenance to both the Water Analysis Labs and Water Treatment facility.


  • B.S. degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science (or other field of science) with a minimum of 25 quarters hours/15 semester hours of Chemistry OR more than 5 years of experience.

  • Broad knowledge of environmental and water chemistries required

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

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

  • 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 of Plant and Lab Operations as it relates to environmental systems i.e. wastewater systems, evaporative coolers, cooling water waste streams, oil water separators, etc. preferred

  • Collect and analyze samples from inside the power plant and water treatment plant

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

  • Proficiency in various Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. Also, demonstrate ability to utilize online Work Order systems to plan and execute work (Maximo).

  • 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 requirements of handling hazardous materials

  • Ability to obtain and maintain forklift, aerial and powered industrial trucks certification.

  • Support plant data analysis system, OIS, for real time results and trending

  • Ability to manage third-party vendors as it relates to oversight of work product and scheduling. Examples include sample analysis and coordination with 3 rd party laboratory in regards to water treatment waste streams, all cooling water waste streams, solid waste, lab sample panel waste and chemical disposals, emergency mobile water treatment trailers etc…

  • Perform some mechanical maintenance on lab and water treatment related pumps, motors, and piping. Examples may include: oil replacement and greasing, change-out of motors, pumps, chemical feed pumps, reverse osmosis membranes, etc.

  • Repair and replacement of analyzers in water treatment plant and water analysis labs.

  • Project management skills. Lead projects from start to finish involving planning, budgeting, contract implementation, project oversite, material ordering and contractor evaluations.

  • Participation in SPC Chemistry peer group (ORB), assist in fleet peer reviews, and compliance assessments.

  • Ability to serve as a system owner of the lab and water treatment plant as well as other plant systems.


  • Water treatment and the chemical analysis of water and petroleum products

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

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

  • Maintain efficiency of cooling water and general service water systems

  • Assist in ensuring compliance with applicable environmental, safety and health regulations

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

  • Perform analytical testing and monitor plant effluents

  • Supporting fleet Chemistry ORB including: conference calls, best practice updates, fleet peer reviews and compliance assessments

  • Maintain bulk chemical and laboratory supplies inventory

  • Provide equipment clearances/LOTO – per the plant clearance/LOTO procedure

  • 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

  • Perform project management tasks to include oversight of third party vendors which would include scheduling and monitoring of work product

Southern Power , a subsidiary of Southern Company, is a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities and other energy customers. Southern Power and its subsidiaries own 47 facilities operating or under construction in 11 states with more than 12,800 MW of generating capacity in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally 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 energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

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Job Field: Research & Laboratory Sciences

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Florida-Orlando Area-Orlando

Operating Company: Southern Power Company

Other Locations: Florida-Cocoa Area-Cocoa

Job Type: Standard

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

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Stanton A Combined Cycle Project - P O Box 781149 (78ORLANDO)

P.O. Box 781149

Orlanda, 32878

Oleander Power Project - 555 Townsend Road (555COCOA)

555 Townsend Road

Cocoa, 32926

Req ID: SPC2000042