Team Leader Operations - Red Hills Power Plant

The Southern Company Ackerman , MS 39735

Posted 3 months ago

Team Leader Operations

  • Red Hills Power Plant


Operations Team Leader

  • Plant Red Hills


This position is accountable for supervising overall plant operations to safely achieve maximum availability of the generating units. This position provides leadership to the operating crews to maximize plant reliability and efficiency while complying with all safety, regulatory and environmental requirements. This position will be responsible for providing technical direction to direct reports and will need to have the ability to make decisions regarding equipment operation. This position will provide coaching through performance management for each member of the team. This position provides input to the Plant Leadership Team concerning potential work method, process, or equipment improvements that would contribute to the success of the Plant.


  • 5 or more years experience in Operations of a fossil (coal fired) plant required.

  • Recent demonstrated leadership is required. Demonstrated leadership could include, but is not limited to substitution or formal leadership roles on special projects or teams.

  • Experience as a Plant Control Operator in the operation of a fossil plant is strongly desired.

  • Must be knowledgeable of all company policies and procedures in the areas of safety, operations, compliance, equipment operations, timekeeping, and payroll.

  • Ability to cooperate with and motivate personnel in organizing training, evaluating and supervising the work of subordinates as well as interfacing with other departments and supervisors.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

  • Must have the ability to develop teams and individuals through team processes and performance management.

  • Must be knowledgeable of environmental, safety and OSHA regulations.

  • Must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the lockout / tagout procedure

  • Persons in this position must have analytical skills necessary to determine current and future operating conditions and trends for optimizing plant performance.


  • The Operations Team Leader will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of all power plant equipment to maximize plant reliability and efficiency, and for ensuring the plant is operated in compliance with all safety, regulatory and environmental requirements.

  • Responsible for keeping the plant manager, departmental managers, team leaders and the control center informed of equipment conditions, which have or could have an impact on plant operations.

  • This position provides leadership for plant operations and will be in charge of the plant at night, on week-ends and holidays, with direct coordination of maintenance activities and fuel handling functions during these times.

  • Serve as the individual responsible for all aspects of plant operation at all times.

  • Responsible for knowing and effecting all emergency plans such as Emergency Action Plan, Oil Spill Response Plan and Hazardous Spill Response Plan and coordinating these team efforts and assuring the safety of all plant personnel.

  • Persons in this position will be the primary contact for coordinating daily operations, maintenance, water chemistry, substation, transmission, fleet operations and fuel-handling activities.

  • Persons in this position will be responsible for effective performance-management of his/her crew including providing training, setting goals, giving feedback and coaching.

  • Persons in this position must have a good working knowledge of all plant systems.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies 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 energy companies 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: Mississippi-Choctaw County-Ackerman

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

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

Work Location(s):

Red Hills Power Plant

  • 2391 Pensacola Road (2391Ackerman)
    2391 Pensacola Road

Ackerman, 39735

Req ID: SCS2008301

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