Chemical Technician - Plant Miller

The Southern Company Quinton , AL 35130

Posted 2 months ago

Chemical Technician

  • Plant Miller


Chemical Technician

Miller Steam Plant

This position performs technical and analytical services essential to the operation of a fossil fuel power plant, including water treatment, wastewater treatment, chemical analysis of water, and metallurgical deposits; coal combustion and flue gas desulfurization byproducts; provides chemical protection of the steam generating equipment to minimize outages due to corrosion and deposits in steam cycle components; minimizes the loss of efficiency and possible replacement of steam generating, condensing and turbine mechanical components; assists in ensuring compliance with applicable environmental, safety and health regulations.

Duties include:

  • Operate and maintain water treatment plant for production of de-ionized / ultra-purewater

  • Operate and maintain wastewater treatment equipment within BIO, FGD, and LVWW systems

  • Conduct sampling of water and metaldeposits

  • Perform analytical testing and monitor planteffluents

  • Analytical maintenance, monitoring, and sampling of System X(Scrubber)

  • Calibrate and maintain laboratory equipment andinstrumentation

  • Maintain bulk chemical and laboratory suppliesinventory

  • Assist regulatory compliance personnel to help ensure compliance with applicable environmental, safety andhealth regulations

  • Unloading of bulkchemicals

Job Experience and Education:

  • BS degree in Chemistry or other field of science with a MINIMUM of 12 semester hours in Chemistry isrequired

  • Experience and competency in the use, calibration and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation/equipment;knowledge of proper analytical methods and techniques isrequired

  • Previous experience in a water treatment facility is preferred (This would include operating and maintainingclarification, filtration, reverse osmosis, de-ionizationsystems, and sludge handling systems)

  • Experience involving industrial application in a plant environment ispreferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Broad knowledge of analytical, inorganic, environmental and water chemistries isrequired

  • Detailed knowledge of chemical treatment methods and operation of water treatment plant ispreferred

  • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical systems, read and understand schematic diagrams and identify plant waterprocess problems isrequired

  • Proficiency in various Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and


Behavioral Attributes

  • Effective oral and written communication skills; demonstrates initiative; safety-minded; values continuous learningand teamwork; must be able to adapt to changing work duties; must be able to work with limitedsupervision

Other requirements

  • Ability to be available for call-out and overtime isrequired

  • Ability to work an 8-hour shift on a rotating day/night/weekend/evening schedule isrequired

  • Ability to be available for night, overtime, weekend and holiday work asrequired

  • Commute must be one hour or less to PlantMiller

  • Ability to work in extreme climates and environments (e.g., cold, hot, dusty,humid)

  • Ability to move 55-gallon drums using adolly

  • Ability to work in confined work spaces to perform condenser and tankinspections

  • Ability to kneel, climb, lift, & work from elevatedplatforms

  • Ability to work in a plant productionenvironment

  • Must qualify on the Technician Occupations Sel Systest

Practice Test Info:

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Practice tests: TECH - Technician Occupations

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 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: Alabama-West Alabama-Quinton

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Miller Steam Plant

  • 4250 Porter Road SW (4250QUINTON)
    4250 Porter Road SW

Quinton, 35130

Req ID: APC2006026

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Chemical Technician - Plant Miller

The Southern Company