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Southern Company Maintenance Engineer - Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro, Georgia

Maintenance Engineer - Plant Vogtle


Maintenance Engineer - Plant Vogtle Units 1&2 (Waynesboro, GA)


Maintenance Engineers implement various maintenance programs; identify and solve problems through investigation, evaluation, and resolution; evaluate and implement industry operating experience; and provide general engineering and technical support to maintenance teams as needed. Maintenance Engineers provide support by monitoring equipment and resolving day-to-day problems.

Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, manages and operates six nuclear power electric generating plants that provide approximately 20 percent of the electricity used in Alabama and Georgia. Southern Nuclear is leading the nuclear renaissance by building the first new U.S. nuclear reactors in more than 25 years. When completed, the two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors currently under construction at Plant Vogtle will make the facility the largest in the U.S. with four reactors on one site.

This is an exciting time to join the Southern Company team and share your talents with a growing and progressive organization!

Their responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

•Providing technical oversight for major equipment refurbishments.

•Coordinating with equipment vendors for proper product supply or services.

•Assisting with the development, implementation, and improvement of Preventative Maintenance (PM) Technical Bases.

•Ensuring cost benefit analysis balanced against PM effectiveness.

•Developing vendor specifications for equipment overhauls and monitoring the quality of onsite services.

•Act as a project manager and/or Temp Maintenance Supervisor during refueling and equipment outages.

•Resolving engineering problems encountered by Craft during around-the-clock work activities.

•Coordinating with Systems Engineering and off-site Engineering to resolve equipment problems that are the result of design issues.

•Solving equipment problems through evaluations and modifications.

•Coordinating activities related to corrective maintenance, refurbishments, preventive maintenance, and work planning.

•Administering and coordinating the Lifting and Rigging Program.

•Administering the Valve Packing Program, Welding Program and ASME Repair/Replacement Programs.

•Coordinating Work Order Feedback.

•Evaluating unavailable equipment for impacts on plant design and safety.

•Coordinating and providing field support for Motor Operated Valve testing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•A BS degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program, or a PE license, is required.

•An ability to solve problems and make sound engineering decisions, based on experience and appropriate industry practices, to make timely decisions which might impact plant safety and reliability.

•Excellent oral and written communication skills


•3 years of power plant experience required

•Power Plant equipment troubleshooting experience required

•Welding and/or ASME Section XI Repair/Replacement experience is highly desired.

•Lifting and Rigging experience and/or training is preferred.

•Valve Maintenance experience is preferred

•Industrial equipment lubrication experience is preferred.

Other Requirements

•Ability to gain unescorted access to Southern Nuclear Operating Company plants is required.

Behavioral Attributes

•Accepts ownership of assigned programs, projects and tasks.

•Develops strategy for optimum use of resources.

•Manages financial performance to control costs.

•Works through conflicts to create win/win situations.

•Holds self and others accountable for results.

•Values diversity and respects the dignity of every individual.

•Assumes personal responsibility for individual and company successes.

•Makes self available to provide occasional plant support beyond normal work hours.

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.

Please note: This position may require the successful completion of the SNC Initial Engineering Training as a condition of continued employment. The training is approximately 6 weeks long and is a rigorous period that may require studying after work hours.


Job Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-East Georgia-Waynesboro

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

Plant Vogtle - 7821 River Road (7821WAYNESBORO)

7821 River Road

Waynesboro, 30830

Req ID: SNC2005790

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