Jr Research & Development Tech

Georgia Power | Juliette, GA

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Posted Date 6/16/2017

Jr Research & Development Tech



Location: Juliette, GA (Metrology Lab co-located at Plant Scherer)


The technician in this position is responsible for calibrating, troubleshooting, repairing, and performing preventative maintenance on a wide variety of electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and physical -dimensional Measuring & Test Equipment (M&TE). This also includes torque, force, flow, temperature, and pressure M&TE. M&TE is owned by fossil and hydro generation plants, nuclear generation plants, operating headquarters, transmission maintenance centers (TMC's), as well as other departments throughout Southern Company and is used to monitor and maintain voltage, temperature, pressure and many other critical measurement areas to specified tolerances. This position must also support maintenance of working laboratory standards in certified status. Other duties include selecting the proper procedure which describes the calibration parameters and process, recording as-found/as-left data as required, identifying any out-of -tolerance condition, and documenting all processes to nuclear standards.


  • Repair, troubleshoot and calibrate all types of Measuring & Test Equipment (M&TE) .

  • Develop calibration data sheets.

  • Prepare calibration documentation records.

  • Interpret logic diagrams and electronic schematics.

  • Troubleshoot simple digital and analog circuitry.

  • Proper loading/unloading, securing and transporting of Measuring and Test Equipment (M&TE) in/out of delivery van.

  • Pick-up and delivery of M&TE to/from customer locations.


Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • A two- (2) year degree in Electronics, military or civilian metrology degree, or related field is preferred. Significant qualifying experience will be considered in lieu of degree.

Experience Requirements:

  • Three years experience working in a calibration lab or related electronic / physical-dimensional work area required.

  • Three years experience working in a military or accredited calibration lab is highly preferred.

  • Repair / calibration / troubleshooting experience with electronics, torque, force, flow, temperature, pressure and physical-dimensional Measuring & Test Equipment strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of electronic / physical-dimensional type equipment required.

  • Knowledge, skill and ability to repair and/or calibrate equipment used in several of the following areas is highly desirable: electronics, torque, force, flow, temperature, pressure and physical/dimensional.

  • Possess strong computer skills.

  • Safe work habits.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Demonstrated behaviors consistent with "Our Values": Safety Excellence, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment.

  • Highly motivated to produce results.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).

Other Requirements:

  • Must pass a written pre-employment test (TECH) in order to be considered.

  • Must also satisfactorily pass background, drug screen and medical questionnaire pre-employment.

Georgia Power Company has classified this position as "Safety Sensitive" and as such is subject to relevant pre-employment screening(s) to determine fitness for duty. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the applicant successfully completing all required fitness assessments .

Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least SIX MONTHS prior to applying for this position.

As an employee of Southern Company, the value you bring is realized through the results you achieve and the Southern Style you exhibit. In return, Southern Company provides a job and a company in which you can take pride; a supportive workplace in which you can be successful; and a competitive pay and benefits package.

Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.

Southern Company 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 nationally 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 www.southerncompany.com at http://www.southerncompany.com/ .

We offer a competitive compensation package. 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 Line Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Central Georgia-Juliette

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

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

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Plant Scherer - 10986 Highway 87 (10986JULIETTE)

10986 Highway 87

Juliette, 31046

Req ID: GPC2005528

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