Southern Company Intern - Electrical Instrument & Controls Tech Military Internship in Rincon, Georgia

Intern - Electrical Instrument & Controls Tech Military Internship


Electrical I & C Technician

*This is an internship for active duty military only*

*This is a DOD Skillsbridge program*

Job Summary

In this role the successful intern will install, calibrate and maintain instruments and controls to facilitate the operations of a power plant under supervise instruction. Troubleshoot plant controls and electrical systems and complete repairs as necessary, which includes but is not limited to digital control system & circuits, power circuits, and control devices on plant equipment under supervise instruction. The intern will also be expected to perform all work safely and with the utmost concern for the safety of self and other employees. All work is to be performed in compliance with environmental permits and regulations. Complete data sheets, test records, and other operational documentation as required for equipment and systems. Understand and utilize a variety of hand tools, power tools, measurement and test equipment in the performance of duties.

This internship will last for a duration of 90 days at one of our Power Plants in Georgia. Plant McIntosh (Savannah, GA) Plant Scherer ( Macon, GA) & Plant McManus (Bainbridge, GA).

POC for additional information/questions is Jamal Jessie,


Job Experience

  • Minimum of two years experience in electronic, pneumatic, and hydraulic instrumentation and controls highly preferred - experience in a power plant or military base preferred.


  • Military MOS technical schools related to the position or equivalent 2 year technical education.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must be able to troubleshoot complex electronic systems.

  • Detailed knowledge of plant control and data acquisition systems desired.

  • Must have good problem solving and analytical skills necessary to determine current / future operating conditions and trends for optimizing plant performance.

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, proven written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently and as an effective team member.

  • Knowledge of coal fired power plant operation is desired.

  • Must be able to support a 24/7 schedule, including holiday and back shift work when necessary.

  • Candidate must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office computer applications.

  • Must be able to walk on grading and have finger dexterity

Behavioral Attributes

  • The successful candidate must support the Company's safety "Safety Excellence" philosophy.

  • Candidate must exemplify Our Values and be a team player with a positive attitude towards work.

  • Incumbent must be highly motivated with an eagerness to learn and the ability to handle change.

  • Should also view challenges as learning opportunities and posses the ability to multi-task.

Other Requirements

  • Successful completion of the Technical Aptitude Test for Instrument & Controls Technicians.

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 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.

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: Engineering

Job Type: Internship

Primary Location: Georgia-Coastal Georgia-Rincon

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Internship

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Plant McIntosh Combined Cycle - 900 Old Augusta Road Central (900RINCON)

900 Old Augusta Road Central

Rincon, 31326

Req ID: GPC2006508