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Southern Company Operator, Plant LNG in Macon, Georgia

Operator, Plant LNG


Basic Function:

The Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Operator is directly responsible for operates, monitors, and maintains natural gas liquefaction, boiloff and vaporization process systems for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant. Work single person rotating shifts encompassing all holidays and weekends (plant is maintained 24/7/365), on shift operator is required to perform all duties until relief arrives, including unscheduled overtime due to illness, injury, and/or inclement weather, as well as required travel to other LNG plants for needed assistance. Keep up to date records required by DOT 193 and NFPA 59A (operating procedures and records, all security/hazard manuals, and personnel requirements). Works with high pressure gas, cryogenic liquids (-260 degrees), high temperature machinery, high electrical voltage (4160 volts), combustion chambers and at elevated heights.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities:

•Performs monthly, quarterly, and annual scheduled maintenance work orders utilizing 7I Plant Maintenance program and assists maintenance technicians with PMs.

•Trains technicians and new operators on all plant operation duties and processes.

•Coordinates all plant processes and required duties as well as maintain correspondence with all (4) LNG plants and Gas Control while performing job duties during high stress situations (e.g., high send out rates requested by Gas Control to maintain and support proper volume/pressure to distribution system).

•Provides proactive preventative maintenance (PM) activities (e.g., annual inspections, relief/control valve testing, switch calibrations). Must maintain records on computer system to ensure compliance with state, federal, and Company policies and regulations.

•Controls operations of equipment and processes to liquefy and vaporize liquid natural gas; removes harmful gases and water; liquefies and transfers gas to storage tanks; transfers liquefied gas from storage tanks, vaporizes liquid gas, and transfers to distribution system (e.g., pipelines, tankers).

•Monitors plant operating conditions of all (4) LNG plants from control room; responds to alarms, recognizes operational problems; analyzes and adjusts process variables (e.g., start, operation, secure liquefaction/vaporization equipment/processes) to optimize plant performance.

•Oversees safety and security operations; monitors and controls plant access; evaluates alarms, resolves conditions and appropriately responds to all alarms/issues at all (4) LNG plants.

•Maintains continuous communications with other LNG plants; monitors their operations; provides assistance for other Operators and personnel when required.

•Records daily, weekly, and monthly data (e.g., meter and gauge readings: barometer, ambient temperature, ELOG and logbook, tank level, and equipment readings: temperature, pressure, flow, and rate); prepares accurate daily, weekly, and monthly reports.

•Maintains plant upkeep and appearance.

Education and Experience:


•High school diploma or GED

•2-3 years electronics, engineering, or gas industry experience


•Associate degree in a technical discipline


•Equivalent academic education and experience



•Function Block Programming (Ladder Logic)-basic proficiency

•Office assistant skills (e.g., switchboard, typing, faxing)

•MS Office (Word, Excel, Access) – basic proficiency

•7I Scheduling System

•Stress management skills

•Operator Qualified in accordance with Company Plan

•Issuing and Performing Lockout / Tag out



•State driver’s license

•Company driving test

•DOT physical examination including drug and alcohol screening

•DOT 193 and NFPA 59A requirements (e.g., confined space entry, fire training)


•Commercial driver’s license

•Ability to read P&Is, CLDs, and SLDs

•Forklift certification

AGLR Success Factors:

•Executing for Results

•Collaboration and Building Relationships

•Learning and Thinking

•Industry Knowledge/Business Acumen

•Honoring Corporate Values & Standards

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

•Ability to work safely at elevated heights more than 100’ (top of LNG tank)

•Exposure to excessive heat, cold and noise

•Keyboarding – Constant

•Critical operation during extreme ambient temperatures (0 degrees to 100 degrees)

•Working alone on weekends, holidays, and nights.

Disclaimer: This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees in the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.

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

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Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Central Georgia-Macon

Operating Company: Southern Company Gas

Job Type: Standard

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

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Macon LNG - 258 Henderson Rd (258MACONCODE)

258 Henderson Rd

Macon, 31217

Req ID: ASC2000069