Manufacturing Process Specialist- Corporate

The Southern Company Birmingham , AL 35202

Posted 2 weeks ago

Manufacturing Process Specialist- Corporate


Manufacturing ProcessSpecialist (Corporate)

Summary of Position Duties:

The Manufacturing Process Specialist (VO/MPS) position is in the Materials Quality Engineering department, VO group, of Southern Nuclear Company (SNC). To enhance supplier and sub-supplier equipment quality, this position is responsible for performing VO surveillance of both Supplier and/or Sub-supplier manufacturing processes including the assessment of capability and capacity of machines and processes as well as, manufacturing employee qualifications. In addition, the VO/MPS will evaluate and qualify new manufacturing facilities, processes and technologies. Additional job responsibilities include:

  • Reviewproposed Technical Specifications to determine manufacturing processrequirements

  • ConductSupplier and Sub-Supplier Manufacturing surveillances to evaluate:

  • Manufacturing Equipment

  • Manufacturing Processes

  • Manufacturing Capability

  • Manufacturing Capacity

  • Manufacturing employeequalifications

  • Manufacturing ProcessSpecification Manual

  • Identify manufacturing process problems

  • Conduct Pre-job Briefs with the VO Supervisor

  • Maintain job qualifications according to SNC training requirements

  • Implement VO Manufacturing Process Surveillance Plans with rigor and intrusiveness

  • Maintain a Questioning Attitude

  • Maintain the VO Database

  • Monitor the activities of Component Engineers acting in VO roles

  • Capture supplier manufacturing deficiencies discovered while performing process surveillance activities

  • Issue and resolve Supplier Non-conformance Reports

  • Issue, as applicable, Condition Reports

  • Support VO group metrics reporting

  • Support group, department, division and company goals

  • As required, act as a team member to resolve group, department, division and company issues

  • Self-educate to stay current with new manufacturing processes, codes, standards, etc.

  • As required, act as a team member to resolve group, department, division, and company issues

  • Challenge existing processes and procedures.

  • Identify process inefficiencies and offer recommendations for resolution.

  • When required, act on the behalf of the VO Supervisor, or other management representatives

  • CGDP comments to the supplier shall go through the buyer to maintain tracking of actions required until closure of the CGDP review EN. Buyer to update PO when SNC approval of CGDP is complete.

Education & Work Experience:

The ideal candidate must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or technical Associate Degree in Engineering (ideally in Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electrical, Welding, or I&C), Industrial Technology, Management Information Systems, or closely related technical degree and a minimum of 5 years of related manufacturing experience, or

  • A minimum of 10 years of related manufacturing experience.

The following areas will be used in evaluating what is considered "related manufacturing experience":

  • Operations management; mid to high level

  • Design engineering or manufacturing engineering

  • Project management or related engineering field

  • Manual or CNC Machining

  • Tool development and design

  • Welding or Welding Inspection

  • Coatings or Coatings Inspection

  • Assembly or Assembly Inspection

  • Quality Control including Gauge, CMM, Assembly or Test

  • Foundry Casting design and foundry processes

  • Production Quality Improvement Integration

  • Manufacturing Process Scheduling

Additionally, the following Certifications are desirable but not required:

  • Certified Welding Inspector

  • Certified Non-destructive Examination Inspector

  • Certified QC Inspector

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 Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 75 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)
3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SNC2005852

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Manufacturing Process Specialist- Corporate

The Southern Company