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Southern Company CBM Engineer / Analyst – Machinery Diagnostics (Birmingham, AL) in Birmingham, Alabama

CBM Engineer / Analyst – Machinery Diagnostics (Birmingham, AL)


CBM Engineer / Analyst – Machinery Diagnostics

Birmingham, AL

Position will be filled as an Engineer or CBM Analyst based on education and experience.

Summary of Position Duties:

As a member of the CBM & Machinery Diagnostics team, this position is responsible for testing, analysis, and support for all generating facilities (Fossil, Hydro, Nuclear, Gas, Renewables, and Distributed) within the Southern Company fleet. The position will have a wide variety of individual and team work assignments in testing, analyzing, and evaluating solutions. This position will also provide diagnostics and analytics support to the Operations Monitoring & Diagnostic Center.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing expert diagnosis and support in one or more of (Vibration Diagnostics, Infrared Thermography, Tribology, Motor Diagnostics, Acoustics, Ultrasound, and other techniques).

  • Supporting Plant CBM (Condition Based Maintenance) Specialists, System Owners, M&D Analysts, and others to resolve equipment and process issues.

  • Providing on-site and remote monitoring, analysis, and troubleshooting for plant equipment, components, and structures

  • Providing oral and written communication of findings and recommendations to all levels of the organization.

  • Actively participating in internal and industry groups to develop, advance, and implement techniques to ensure that Southern Company’s CBM and Diagnostic processes are the best of the best, and that they support the company’s goals.

  • Providing both formal and informal training and knowledge transfer to improve the overall effectiveness of vibration diagnostic efforts across the fleet.

Education & Work Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering is preferred.

  • Extensive formal experience and expertise in CBM, Machinery Diagnostics, or Data Analytics may be considered in lieu of an Engineering degree.

  • Strong preference will be given for experience in Engineering, Maintenance, or Operations in a power plant or other manufacturing facility.

  • Experience with data acquisition and analysis systems is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong teamwork skills and ability to work effectively with wide variety of people at different levels of the organization.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Quick learner, self-starter, strong initiative, highly motivated.

  • High degree of analytical skills and computer skills are required.

  • Experience with CBM and Diagnostics software is preferred.

  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently (approximately 50%) and work in industrial power plant and construction environments.

Behavioral Attributes:

Demonstrate Southern Company Values —Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment.

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

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: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 50 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SCS2008621

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