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Southern Company I & C Specialist (Plant Barry) in Bucks, Alabama

I & C Specialist (Plant Barry)


Instrument & Controls Specialist

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for providing the technical support necessary to maintain the reliable and efficient operation of control systems and associated equipment in the operation of a power generation plant. Position is located at Barry Steam Plant near Mobile, AL.

Summary of Position Duties:

  • Functions as the Plant subject matter expert for all instrumentation and controls related issues required in the operation of a fossil fuel steam generating plant and/or a gas turbine power plant.

  • Provides a high level of technical expertise to troubleshoot and resolve problems.

  • Responsible for the maintenance and troubleshooting to support reliable operation of all plant control systems and data acquisition systems.

  • Assists in specification, configuration, field checkout, procurement, start-up and tuning of control systems.

  • Proactively evaluate, enhance, and develop preventative maintenance activities for plant instrumentation and controls systems.

  • Assist in the Cyber Security role to protect the generation assets according to CIP and Corporate guidelines. Prior Cyber experience is not required.

  • Develops and delivers controls related training for operations and maintenance personnel.

  • Must be prepared to work in an industrial plant environment. Industrial experience is preferred.

Job Experience and Education:

  • Associates degree in instrumentation, controls, and/or electronics is strongly preferred.

  • Extensive plant process and industrial control experience is strongly preferred.

  • Experience working with schematic drawings, wiring diagrams and piping & instrumentation diagrams required.

  • Experience working with programmable logic controllers and distributed control systems is required. Experience with Emerson Ovation preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have personal computer skills.

  • Ability to troubleshoot plant control and data acquisition systems.

  • Must possess the aptitude to gain an in-depth working knowledge of digital control systems and field control devices.

  • Must have the ability to provide, understand, and follow highly detailed instructions.

  • Must have the ability to assume a high degree of job responsibility.

  • Ability to interact with associates in an effective and efficient manner.

  • Must be willing to work hours outside those normally scheduled such as nights, holidays and weekends when needed.

  • Must be available for callouts when called.

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 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

We offer a competitive compensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Field: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Mobile Area-Bucks

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

APC - Plant Barry - 15300 Highway 43 North (15300BUCKS)

15300 Highway 43 North

Bucks, 36512

Req ID: APC2007828