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Southern Company Operations Technician (SPC Rowan) in Salisbury, North Carolina

Operations Technician (SPC Rowan)


Operations Technician

Southern Power Company

Position Summary

In anticipation for future staffing needs in 2022, SPC is currently seeking candidates for an Experienced Operations Technician position to operate & maintain the Plant Rowan combined cycle power plant. Additional responsibilities will include: monitoring, troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing the plant’s electrical, instrumentation, and mechanical power plant systems, and various other responsibilities as required. Maintain plant maintenance records in a computer-based work order system (Maximo®), participate in the plants maintenance program as a system owner and actively participate in the fleet-wide operation review boards as a system owner. This is a multi-crafted position that has the responsibility of performing various other duties that are expected; these include project management and system ownership assignments.


  • HS Graduate or Equivalent.

  • 2-Year College/Technical Degree preferred.

Job Experience

  • Two to five years of recent combined cycle operations experience as a control room and field operator is required.

  • Recent experience with power plant combustion turbine major maintenance programs including: combustion inspection, HGPI, major overhaul procedures including related auxiliary equipment is preferred.

  • Recent experience with Toshiba steam turbines in combined cycle service is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Desired

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to apply principle of logical thinking and deal with situations that will be encountered.

  • Strong mechanical and electric aptitude and a demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and repair electrical and mechanical equipment are required.

  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills are required. Must be able to work with minimal supervision and acquire basic computer skills. Experience in (Maximo®) work order management system is preferred.

  • Must be able to learn how to independently operate a combined cycle plant and communicate effectively with plant stakeholders.

  • Ability to perform physically demanding activities (i.e. climbing stairs & ladders, lifting heavy equipment) while working safely in all types of weather.

Other Attributes

  • Must be a self-starter.

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills, team player.

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

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

  • Must be able to pass the pre-employment testing: TECH - Technician Occupations and GPO.

Demonstrate “Our Values”

  • Safety First - We believe the safety of our employees and customers is paramount. We will perform and maintain every job, every day, safely.

  • Unquestionable Trust - honesty, respect, fairness, and integrity driver our behavior. We keep our promises and ethical behavior is our standard.

  • Superior Performance - We are dedicated to the superior performance throughout our business. Our priorities are safety first, teamwork, diversity and continuous improvement through strong leadership.

  • Total Commitment - We are committed to the success of our employees, customers, and shareholders, and to citizenship and stewardship in all our actions.

Practice Test

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  • Password: testing

Practice tests: TECH - Technician Occupations

Limited Relocation assistance will be provided.

Southern Power , a subsidiary of Southern Company, is a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities and other energy customers. Southern Power and its subsidiaries own 47 facilities operating or under construction in 11 states with more than 12,800 MW of generating capacity in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas.

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: North Carolina-Salisbury Area-Salisbury

Operating Company: Southern Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Plant Rowan - 5755 NC 801 Hwy (5755SALISBURY)

5755 NC 801 Hwy

Salisbury, 28147

Req ID: SPC2000291

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