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Southern Company Assistant Station Operator - Plant Ratcliffe in DeKalb, Mississippi

Assistant Station Operator - Plant Ratcliffe


Assistant Station Operator

This position will be covered by the Memorandum of Agreement between Mississippi Power and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers


Plant David M. Ratcliffe Generating Facility, a state-of-the-art Natural Gas Combined Cycle (NGCC) plant located in DeKalb, MS, is currently seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Station Operator . This operator position performs duties as required to ensure reliable plant operation. Successful candidates must be able to support a 24/7 rotating schedule including holidays and overtime when required.

Job Requirements

  • Three or more years’ operations or maintenance experience in an industrial facility preferred.

  • As an alternative to experience a technical degree in electrical or instrumentation from an accredited educational institution or equivalent military technical training will be considered.

  • Power generation operations experience is preferred.

  • An electrical, mechanical, or instrumentation background is strongly preferred. Candidate must have the capability to train in either electrical or mechanical disciplines as a dual qualification requirement within the required line of progression.

  • Candidate must possess the ability to progress to control room operator within the required line of progression.

  • An in-depth knowledge and understanding to operate all traditional combined cycle power generation plant equipment. Specifically, but not limited to combustion turbines, steam turbines, pumps, and compressors will be beneficial to successful candidate.

  • This position will also perform real-time equipment assessments, perform Lockout/Tag out, and load and unload various types of trucks.

  • Successfully passing POSS/MASSpre-employment test.

  • Must be a self-starter capable of working with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to handle complex, time sensitive situations and be adaptable to a changing work environment.

  • Candidate must posses the ability to safely travel to remote generating locations using company provided vehicles and perform work tasks independently.

  • Must be able to support a 24/7 rotating schedule, including holiday and back shift work as a condition of employment.

  • Must exhibit behaviors that are described in Our Values

  • Self-motivated, customer-focused, commitment to continuous learning and training, and having an excellent ability to work well with teams.

  • Employee will be expected to participate and respond as a member of the facility Emergency Response Team (ERT) and will be trained in Fire, Rescue, Medical and Hazardous Materials Responses as a part of the normal job routine and will be required to attend regularly scheduled training and drills.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all work is done in a safe and efficient manner maintaining a Safety-First mindset.

  • Actively participate in safety audits and reviews for their work area.

  • Perform operations rounds, equipment setup, Lockout/Tagout, various truck unloading, and other plant operations duties.

  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance.

  • Provide feedback to management regarding problems associated with plant equipment.

  • Work with system owners to address both short term and long-term issues affecting system performance and reliability.

  • Work with Planner/System Owner to prioritize all work orders within the system

  • Monitor performance/reliability trends using Ovation/EDS/OIS (if applicable)

  • Responsible for communication to on coming shifts of unit conditions.

Mississippi Power a subsidiary of Southern Company, serves southeast Mississippi. We have a history of customer and community service, economic development leadership, environmental stewardship and employee involvement.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit

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: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Mississippi-Kemper County-DeKalb

Operating Company: Mississippi Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

Kemper County plant-5835 Highway 493 (5835DeKalb)

5835 Highway 493

DeKalb, 39328

Req ID: MPC2002052

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