Southern Company Engineer/Nuclear Technical Specialist - Maintenance (Plant Hatch) in Vidalia, Georgia

Engineer/Nuclear Technical Specialist - Maintenance (Plant Hatch)


If you want to make an impact, then we want YOU!

Want to use your skills to make a difference in your community every single day ? Then join the Southern Nuclear team that’s improving the lives of our neighbors in Alabama and Georgia. We operate six units for Alabama Power and Georgia Power that generate vital energy for our communities:

  • The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala.

  • The Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga.

  • The Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga.

We’re also building the future of energy with two new nuclear units currently under construction at Plant Vogtle. And we’re leading the charge on the research and development of the next generation of nuclear reactors – all for the benefit of our customers.

Thanks to our people, we’ve earned our place as an energy leader. If YOU want to want make a positive impact in your community and be part of the team that’s taking our industry to new levels of excellence, then we want YOU!

We have an opportunity available for an Engineer or Nuclear Technical Specialist - Maintenance at our Southern Nuclear Plant Hatch in Baxley, GA. (Please note: this position will be filled as an Engineer or Nuc Tech Specialist depending on the candidate's educational background.)


The Engineer/Nuclear Technical Specialist is expected to produce a high quality product, be engaged with and perform task director duties for the work force including the Supplemental Work Force. The Engineer/Nuclear Technical Specialist is expected to seek ways to improve the product, use computer programs, analyze data and offer recommendations and provide feedback to engineers and supervisors. This position will be required to effectively and efficiently coordinate various projects and tasks. This position will provide necessary support to, and may fill a role in, the Emergency Response Organization.


  • Perform task director duties for the work force including the Supplemental Work Force.

  • Administer craft planning, implementation, problem investigation, evaluation and correction.

  • Provide general support to the Maintenance teams as needed.

  • Must exhibit good oral and written communications and must be well organized.

  • Must perform daily with a safety-focused attitude and commitment to zero accidents or injuries.


Education Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED.

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology, desired.

Background/Experience Requirements:

  • 3 years related work experience preferred.

  • Nuclear power plant experience in electrical, instrument and control, or mechanical maintenance related areas preferred.

  • A working knowledge of preventive maintenance program, work controls processes including work order planning, scheduling and procedures.

  • A working knowledge of materials procurement, document control, and quality requirements.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to read plant drawings and prints accurately.

  • Ability to be flexible and support Maintenance.

  • Ability and desire to effectively lead others.

  • Must possess initiative and prioritization skills.

  • Must have excellent communication skills and foster teamwork.

  • Able to analyze problems and provide effective solutions.

  • Organized and capable of handling multiple priorities simultaneously.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Strong problem solving skills.

  • Able to work in any environment demanded of the work force, including temperature extremes and elevations.

  • Working knowledge of codes, standards and technical specifications.

  • Working knowledge of plant systems, structures and components.

  • Strong computer skills, i.e., Syncpowr, Microsoft Office Suite.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Must exhibit Our Values: Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment


  • Must be willing to consider future opportunities as a Maintenance Supervisor or Training Maintenance Department Instructor.

  • Must be available for reasonable amounts of extended hours, including outage support.

  • Successful candidate must pass nuclear background and screening.

  • Participate in Emergency Response Organization (respirator qualified). Regulatory Requirements: Respiratory protection - ANSI Z88.2-1980; ANSI Z88.2-1984; OSHA 29CFR 1910.134; NRC 20CFR 20.103; NUREG 0041.

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: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Central Georgia-Vidalia

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Other Locations: Georgia-Central Georgia-Baxley

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Plant Hatch - 11028 Hatch Parkway, North (11028BAXLEY)

11028 Hatch Parkway, North

Baxley, 31513

Req ID: SNC2005375

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