The responsibilities of the plant Chemical Technician will include performing technical and analytical services essential to the operation of a fossil fuel power plant, including:
Working safely and being accountable for your safety and the safety of your coworkers
Provide chemical protection of the steam generating equipment to minimize outages due to corrosion and deposits in the steam/water cycle components
Minimize the loss of efficiency and possible replacement of water treatment, steam generating, condensing and turbine mechanical components
Assist in ensuring compliance with applicable environmental, safety and health regulations: ash pond inspections, dikes and wells reporting, drinking water reporting, etc.
Operate and maintain water treatment plant for production of de-ionized/ultra-pure water
Conduct sampling of water, boiler/turbine cleaning samples, oil, coal ash, and metal deposits
Perform analytical testing and monitor plant effluents
Perform analytical testing and monitoring of Flue Gas Desulphurization (scrubber)
Calibrate and maintain laboratory and on-line equipment and instrumentation
Maintain bulk chemical and laboratory supplies inventory
Assist regulatory compliance personnel to help ensure compliance with applicable environmental, safety and health regulations
Operate condensate polishers
Provide equipment lockouts according to the plant LOTO procedure
Operate and maintain sewage treatment plants
Operate wastewater treatment equipment in compliance with state and federal guidelines
Perform duties in the main lab
Perform QA/QC on instrumentation
Maintain and calibrate bench top instrumentation
Inventory lab equipment and reagent chemicals
Perform duties in the Water Analysis labs
Generate water quality reports
Collect regulatory water samples
Conduct air in leakage surveys
Ensure all laboratory areas meet housekeeping standards outlined by the plant
Pre-Employment Requirements :
Possess a valid driver's license
Must qualify on the EEI Technician Occupations Selection System (TECH) pre-employment test
Pass a drug test, physical and background investigation
BS or BA degree in chemistry or physical science field (minimum of 25 quarter hours or 12 semester hours of chemistry) required
Experience and competency in the use, calibration and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation/equipment
Knowledge of proper analytical methods and techniques is required
Previous experience in large water treatment facility is preferred. This would include operating and maintaining clarification, filtration, reverse osmosis and de-ionization systems
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities :
Broad knowledge of analytical, inorganic, oil, environmental and water chemistries required
High level of knowledge of chemical treatment methods and operation of water treatment plant is preferred.
Collect samples from inside the power plant and water treatment plant; Analyze water and ash samples.
Ability to troubleshoot mechanical systems, read and understand schematic diagrams and identify plant water process problems is preferred.
Perform QA/QC on instrumentation; Maintain and calibrate bench top instrumentation.
Proficiency in various Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook
Ability to understand mechanical and electrical theories and fundamentals
Ability to read and interpret information presented in graphic form (examples are blueprints, diagrams, drawings, graphs and plots)
Understanding handling requirement of hazardous materials (HAZMAT)
Behavioral and other Requirements:
Demonstrate behaviors that align with our organization's "Our Values" ideals.
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
Be dependable and punctual
Ability to use proper personal protective equipment (PPE) daily including protective eyewear, natural fiber or fire retardant clothing and steel-toe or composite-toed shoes
Ability to wear respiratory protection periodically
Ability to work shifts, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays is required
Ability to work in non-temperature controlled environments (extreme heat & cold)
Ability to work in an environment that could include fly ash, coal dust, and chemical fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals
Available for call-out and overtime is required
Ability to work with limited supervision in a team environment
Ability to take initiative required to manage projects and address issues
Ability to work in extreme noise and vibration
Ability to work around moving equipment or objects
Ability to perform some physical activities while wearing respirators with filter cartridges or self-contained breathing apparatuses in a power plant environment
Ability to lift and/or carry up to 50 lbs.
Ability to climb ladders, bending, reaching , working at different elevations
Basic mechanical skills and / or knowledge
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
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 (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 www.southerncompany.com.
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-North Georgia-Cartersville
Operating Company: Georgia Power Company
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): No
Union Covered: No
Req ID: GPC2006331
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