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Southern Company Journeyman Mechanic - Plant Vogtle 3&4 in Waynesboro, Georgia

Journeyman Mechanic - Plant Vogtle 3&4


Journeyman Mechanic - Plant Vogtle 3 & 4

If you want to make an impact, then we want YOU!

Want to use your skills to make a difference in your community every single day? Then join the Southern Nuclear team that’s improving the lives of our neighbors in Alabama and Georgia. We operate six units for Alabama Power and Georgia Power that generate vital energy for our communities:

  • The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, AL.

  • The Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, GA.

  • The Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, GA.

Job Summary

Accomplish mechanical maintenance activities on both non-safety and safety-related components by performance of preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance, and planned and unplanned corrective maintenance to ensure safe and reliable operation of a Nuclear Station. Be available for work when required to ensure an adequate pool of manpower to correct plant problems.

An employee in this classification will normally perform as a Journeyman Mechanic and will use his/her training and knowledge of a broad variety of pumps, motors, valves and other associated skills as called upon. This position will demonstrate proficiency in and qualify to perform mechanical maintenance required for maintenance and repair at a nuclear station at a Journeyman level, including: maintaining and repairing power plant equipment; working on both energized and de-energized equipment; following procedures/prints to install and maintain equipment; assembling and disassembling components using proper rigging and lifting techniques; troubleshooting equipment; and properly using mechanical test equipment. This position is required to maintain proficiency and periodic re-certification is mandatory.

Mechanical responsibilities are to test, repair, maintain, overhaul, and modify all mechanical plant equipment at the highest level of skill in accordance with nuclear procedures.


  • Ensure efficient and reliable operation of station equipment through preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and troubleshooting activities on non-safety and safety-related plant equipment.

  • Perform investigation of failures/deficiencies on plant equipment with Engineering Department and Shop Supervisor and vendors in order to correct problems and improve reliability of plant equipment.

  • Perform Quality Control (QC) activities.

  • Participate in the Maintenance Training Program as required.

  • Continually improve the quality of mechanical maintenance procedures through the established feedback and revision processes.

  • Assist training as a subject matter expert in reviewing and preparing training materials and mock-ups.

  • Work shift work in support of maintenance activities as required and the potential to work as a job lead for mechanical maintenance jobs.

  • Accept responsibility for own performance and be adaptable to changing requirements.

  • Incumbent is accountable for miscellaneous other responsibilities as assigned or required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must meet position requirements and demonstrate competency through the established testing procedures.

  • Ability to utilize computer-based maintenance management system.

  • Ability to read and follow procedures and mechanical drawings/prints is required.

  • Knowledge and skills to maintain, troubleshoot, install, and repair mechanical /electrical equipment/components with advanced training and knowledge in a recognized area

  • Ability to use powered and non-powered hand tools proficiently is required.

  • Ability to plan work to maximize production is required.

Education and Training

  • High school diploma/GED

  • Produce documentation to qualify for accelerated training program (College transcripts, etc.)

  • Demonstrate concern for safety of self and others

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, high level of attention to detail, and able to work efficiently as a member of a team

  • Conduct task performance evaluations

  • Must qualify on the MASS pre-employment test

  • Applicants are required to demonstrate their competency through testing and or hands on demonstrations


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-East Georgia-Waynesboro

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Other Locations: United States

Job Type: Standard

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

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

Plant Vogtle 3 & 4 - 7825 River Road (7825WAYNESBORO)

7825 River Road


Req ID: SNC2007016