Corrosion Technician

Georgia Power | Augusta, GA

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Posted Date 5/18/2017
Description

Corrosion Technician

Description

The Corrosion Technician is a focused discipline within a job family. The duties listed are activities associated with the various levels of the engineering progression. This progression covers the following general titles:

  • Corrosion Technician I

  • Corrosion Technician II

  • Corrosion Technician III

Functional Expertise:

  • Responsible to perform required readings (i.e. annual test points, isolated services, casings, bonds, foreign crossings) in compliance with applicable codes, standards, and procedures.

  • Responsible for timely cathodic protection troubleshooting (i.e. low systems, shorted conditions)

  • Responsible for timely creation of remediation work orders (i.e. install anodes, clear short, install insulator, repair / replace test station). Follows through with necessary departments to ensure timely completion.

  • Responsible for maintenance and updates of corrosion control mapping systems (Atlas pages / GIS) in a timely fashion

  • Responsible for performance of QA checks on reads performed by others

  • Responsible for troubleshooting and maintenance of rectifiers

  • Responsible for calibrating half-cells in accordance with procedures

  • Responsible for bridge inspections (exposed) crossings in accordance with procedures

  • Responsible for design of cathodic protection systems

Business Acumen:

  • Monitors corrosion control records to ensure compliance

Engagement:

  • Provides relevant support / inspection for cathodic protection needs on engineering / construction projects

  • Provides corrosion control-related support to Integrity Management Departments as needed

Driving Results:

  • Generates reports as needed

  • Assists with implementation of accelerated actions (DIMP) & additional Preventive and Mitigative measures (TRIMP)

  • Accurately enters compliance records into the appropriate system of record in a timely fashion

  • Participates as needed in regulatory audits to ensure success

Qualifications

Corrosion Technician I

A Corrosion Technician I may enter the role with little / no corrosion control experience. Initially, the Corrosion Technician I will complete work under the guidance of a more experienced Corrosion Technician.

Education, Certifications/Licenses:

Required:

  • High school diploma with equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Valid drivers license

Preferred:

  • NACE CP1 (Cathodic Protection Tester)

Related Work Experience:

Preferred:

  • Pipeline or plumbing experience

Specific Skills & Knowledge:

Required:

  • MS Office – basic proficiency

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to read and understand codes, standards, and procedures

  • Mathematics aptitude – intermediate proficiency

  • Problem solving skills

Preferred:

  • Electrical knowledge

  • Cathodic Protection Data Manager (CPDM) / CorCon proficiency

  • Compliance Tracking System (CTS) proficiency

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) proficiency

Qualifications

Corrosion Technician II

The Corrosion Technician II is able to perform most activities independently.

Education, Certifications/Licenses:

Required:

  • Associate degree – technical / trade school with math or science-based curriculumOR

  • High school diploma with equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred:

  • NACE CP2 (Cathodic Protection Technician)

  • NACE CP1 (Cathodic Protection Tester)

  • Related Work Experience:

Required:

  • 3 years pipeline cathodic protection / corrosion control

Specific Skills & Knowledge:

Required:

  • MS Office – intermediate proficiency

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to read and understand codes, standards, and procedures

  • Knowledge of electrical principles – intermediate proficiency

  • Mathematics aptitude – intermediate proficiency

  • Intermediate cathodic protection troubleshooting skills

  • Basic CP design skills

Preferred:

  • Cathodic Protection Data Manager (CPDM) / CorCon proficiency

  • Compliance Tracking System (CTS) proficiency

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) proficiency

Qualifications

Corrosion Technician III

Education, Certifications/Licenses:

Required:

  • Associate degree – technical / trade school with math or science-based curriculum OR

  • High school diploma with equivalent combination of education and experience AND

  • NACE CP1 (Cathodic Protection Tester)

Preferred:

  • NACE CP2 (Cathodic Protection Technician)

Related Work Experience:

Required:

  • 6 years pipeline cathodic protection / corrosion control

Specific Skills & Knowledge:

Required:

  • MS Office – intermediate proficiency

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to read and understand codes, standards, and procedures

  • Knowledge of electrical principles – intermediate proficiency

  • Mathematics aptitude – intermediate proficiency

  • Advanced cathodic protection troubleshooting skills

  • Intermediate CP design skills

Preferred:

  • Cathodic Protection Data Manager (CPDM) / CorCon proficiency

  • Compliance Tracking System (CTS) proficiency

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) proficiency

  • Corrosion Control Design Knowledge

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements :

  • Travel: Frequent local travel with occasional (5 – 20%) overnight travel.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

  • Physical Demands: This position frequently requires prolonged standing or walking.

  • This position frequently requires the incumbent to reach above shoulder level.

  • This position frequently requires the incumbent to bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • This position requires the ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

  • Work Environment: The incumbent works in both office and field environments.

  • The incumbent may work near or with moving mechanical parts.

  • The incumbent may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, or chemicals.

  • The incumbent may be exposed to varying outdoor weather conditions.

  • The incumbent may be exposed to excessive noise.

Disclaimer: This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees in the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

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: Gas Pipeline Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-East Georgia-Augusta

Operating Company: Atlanta Gas Light

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Augusta Local Office - 301 15th Street (301AUGUSTA)

301 15th Street

Augusta, 30901

Clayton Service Cener - 508 Georgia Highway 138 SW (508RiverdaleCODE)

508 Georgia Highway 138 SW

Riverdale, 30274

Req ID: GAS2000234

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