Southern Company Coal Equipment Operator - Red Hills Power Plant in Ackerman, Mississippi

Coal Equipment Operator - Red Hills Power Plant


Coal Equipment Operator

Red Hills Power Plant

Ackerman, MS

Job Summary

As a Coal Equipment Operator you will be responsible for inspecting, operating and monitoring coal conveyor systems; fuel transfer and supply lines and associated equipment; collect and prepare fuel samples; prepare and complete documentation for these procedures. The Coal Equipment Operator also operates the Limestone Drying Process Equipment at the plant and will perform other operations & maintenance duties as assigned.


Education Requirements

  • High School or GED preferred.

Experience Requirements

  • Knowledge of basic electrical and mechanical principles.

  • Some knowledge of power plant principles preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Basic mechanical aptitude.

  • Knowledge of hand tools.

  • Ability to take instructions / directions and translate into actions.

  • Math / calculation skills.

  • Ability to read, understand and follow procedures, rules and regulations.

Other Requirements

  • This job requires shift work and overtime.

  • Must be available to respond to call-outs seven days per week.

  • Perform physical activities while wearing respiratory equipment.

  • Perform physical work activities in a power plant environment.


Successful completion of the POSS/MASS pre-employment test is a requirement. If you meet the screening criteria, you will be notified via email with registration instructions.

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Mississippi Power a subsidiary of Southern Company, serves southeast Mississippi. We have a history of customer and community service, economic development leadership, environmental stewardship and employee involvement.

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 Type: Standard

Primary Location: Mississippi-Choctaw County-Ackerman

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Red Hills Power Plant - 2391 Pensacola Road (2391Ackerman)

2391 Pensacola Road

Ackerman, 39735

Req ID: SCS2006754