Southern Company Nuclear Technician - Plant Farley in Columbia, Alabama

Nuclear Technician - Plant Farley




The Nuclear Technician is an entry level position designed to prepare you for career advancement in nuclear power. While other career opportunities may be available to Nuclear Technicians based on certain qualifications such as education and testing, Southern Nuclear is specifically looking for candidates with maintenance –related experience, qualifications and education to fill these vacancies.

As a Nuclear Technician at Plant Farley, near Dothan, AL, you will provide a variety of site support work contributing to the safe and reliable operation and maintenance of the nuclear facility. Responsibilities may include decontamination activities; collection, sorting, segregating and packaging radiological waste; operating machinery and vehicles; and application of coatings, insecticides and pesticides. Other responsibilities may include emergency response participation and other interior or exterior manual labor or routine tasks, as assigned.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit.


Experience and Education Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Two year technical degree and/or maintenance certifications are strongly preferred

  • Three years maintenance related experience in an industrial setting preferred

Other Requirements

  • Ability and desire to comprehend nuclear fundamentals and training for career development

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Must be respirator qualifiable

  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills

  • Strong safety awareness and history of adherence to safety practices

  • Work environment may include working in adverse conditions such as inclement weather, hot and cold temperatures, and at elevations

  • Rotational schedules to include overtime, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays

  • Successful qualifications on MASS pre-employment assessment

Any applicant accepting this position will be required to meet background screening and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Fitness for Duty requirements

Essential Job Functions

Applicants should meet the physical requirements of the position, including but not limited to: climbing, lifting, bending, stooping, physical labor, etc.

Southern Nuclear's top priority is the safety and health of the public, our employees and the environment. We are committed to the safe operation of our nuclear generating facilities with equipment and systems that meet strict Nuclear Regulatory Commission safety and design regulations. Each Southern Nuclear employee is committed to instilling Institute for Nuclear Power Operations' "Principles for a Strong Nuclear Safety Culture" in every aspect of their responsibilities.

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 (EOE) of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

Job Field: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-South Alabama-Columbia

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: Yes

Work Location(s):

Plant Farley - 7388 North State Hwy 95 (7388COLUMBIA)

7388 North State Hwy 95

Columbia, 36319

Req ID: SNC2004621