Southern Company Journeyman Electrician - Plant Scherer in Juliette, Georgia

Journeyman Electrician - Plant Scherer


Journeyman Electrician - Plant Scherer


Accomplish electrical maintenance activities on operational safety-related and non-safety-related components by performance of preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance, and planned and unplanned corrective maintenance to ensure safe a reliable operation of our generating units. Be available for work when required to ensure an adequate pool of manpower to analyze and correct plant equipment issues.

This position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement. The union determines seniority which is used to select shift, vacation and holidays. Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Position Description

A Journeyman Electrician will use his/her training and knowledge of a broad variety of electrical circuitry, HVAC, and other associated skills as called upon to support the plant. This position will demonstrate proficiency in and qualify to perform electrical maintenance required for maintenance and repair, including maintaining and repairing power plant equipment; working on both energized and de-energized equipment; following procedures/prints to install and maintain equipment; assembling and disassembling components using proper rigging and lifting techniques; troubleshooting equipment; and properly using electrical test equipment. This position is required to maintain proficiency and periodic re-certification is mandatory. Electrician responsibilities are to test, repair, maintain, overhaul, and modify all electrical plant components at the highest level of skill in accordance with Southern Company Generation procedures.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Understand the theory, operation, and troubleshooting of plant equipment.

  • Ensure efficient and reliable operation of plant equipment through preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and troubleshooting activities on non-safety and safety-related plant equipment.

  • Repair and overhaul plant electrical equipment.

  • Investigate plant equipment failures/deficiencies with Engineering Department, Maintenance Leadership, and vendors to correct problems and improve reliability of plant equipment.

  • Participate in and successfully complete the Maintenance Training Program as required.

  • Continually improve the quality of electrical maintenance procedures through the established feedback and revision processes.

  • Work shift work in support of maintenance activities as required and potentially as a job lead for electrical maintenance jobs.

  • Incumbent is accountable for miscellaneous other responsibilities as assigned or required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must meet position requirements.

  • Demonstrate competency through the established testing procedures by qualifying on the EEI POSS/MASS pre-employment test, Journeyman Electrician’s Knowledge Test, JET hands on testing and Physical Abilities Test (PAT

  • Ability to utilize computer-based maintenance management system, required.

  • Ability to read and follow procedures and electrical drawings/prints is required.

  • Must have the ability to analyze electrical/electronic circuits, perform electrical/electronic testing and calibration, work in confined spaces.

  • Knowledge of HVAC and refrigeration systems; certification preferred.

  • Ability to use various electrical test equipment (e.g.,multimeter, amprobe, megger, etc.) required.

  • Ability to use powered and non-powered hand tools proficiently is required.

  • Ability to plan work to maximize production is required.

  • Advanced knowledge of motors, controllers, switchgear, relays, transformers, generators, and AC/DC systems required.

  • Experience in electronics, instrumentation, program configuration, distributed/process control systems, PLC's, DCS, and plant electrical is preferred.

  • Understanding of generating plant systems and equipment, preferred.

  • Some mechanical background preferred.

Education and Training

  • High School diploma/GED required.

  • Completion of Technical School with documented certification or certified completion of Accredited IBEW Electrical Apprenticeship Program with documented evidence desired.

  • 3 Years Power Generation Journeyman Electrician experience or 5-years of equivalent industry electrical maintenance experience required.

Demonstrated Competencies

  • Demonstrate concern for safety of self and others.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, high level of attention to detail, and able to work efficiently as a member of a team.

  • Accept responsibility for own performance and be adaptable to changing requirements.

  • Conduct task performance evaluations.

  • Applicants may be required to demonstrate their competency through testing and or hands-on demonstrations.

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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Central Georgia-Juliette

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

Plant Scherer - 10986 Highway 87 (10986JULIETTE)

10986 Highway 87

Juliette, 31046

Req ID: GPC2006047